Dr. John Shim, MD

Dr. John Shim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. John Shim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

12780 Race Track Rd Ste 200

Tampa, FL 33626

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 50% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 50% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Shim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shim "Dr. Shim has been in private practice in the Tampa Bay area since 1993, and has developed a reputation for thoughtful discussions about the pro's and con's of surgical management of your orthopedic condition. While his practice is currently focused on spine surgery, he continues to provide excellent surgical care for outpatient orthopedic conditions as well as the spine. He has been honored to serve as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as the Chief of Surgery for the Baycare affiliated Mease Hospitals, located in the Tampa Bay Area. Since 2013, his practice has evolved into a more personalized, individualized surgical practice model. If you have surgical questions, and have concerns about the opinions provided by other doctors, consider an appointment with Dr. Shim. While he may not be a participant in your insurance plan, his personalized approach to your surgical situation will be worth the expense. Since 2011, Dr. Shim has been constantly updating his Spine Education Website www.ShimSpine.com. Please browse the site to get a glimpse to the effort, and passion Dr. Shim has for patient education. Dr. Shim stands by the philosophy of treating his patients like his family. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shim "We will advise you like we would advise our family."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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51  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Albert Einstein/ Montefiore Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein/ Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • New England Baptist Hospital/Tuft Univ.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • WWW.Shimspine.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shim to family and friends
94 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (94)

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Dr. Shim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Shim Says:

I thank patients who have taken their precious time to fill out the survey.  The feedback is a wonderful way to know that we are meeting the needs of our patients.

Since 2013,  my practice has changed to a more individualized one.  I have strived to deliver a more patient oriented practice,  with short wait times,  almost immediate patient appointments,  and longer consultation times.


Patient Comments (12)

Dr Shim and Jason are simply the best and most caring professionals I have met and trusted for my spine issues. Always friendly, thorough, effective and extremely sensitive to your needs and pain. Add to that a firm handshake, smile, and pleasant sense of humor — you just can’t get any better...more
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Dr. Shim and his office staff are amazing! From the very first call, everyone was patient and willing to answer any questions that I had regarding my injury, treatment options and recovery time. Less than a week after my surgery, a hurricane hit Florida. Dr. Shim, Jason and Cathie made sure...more
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I originally came to Dr. Shim for a second opinion, he and Jason proved to be the team I was confident In trusting with my well being. Professional, caring, & thorough throughout the entire process. They were available for my every need and concern, for myself and my family. Now six weeks out from...more
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Listen here! Dr. Shim is the man, Direct, to the point, and will get the job done! (I am BACK!) no point intended, however, my back is 100% back to normal... I was in agonizing pain since my accident, not anymore. Not only are they professional, they are affordable, personal, and truly genuine...more
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Dr. Shim and his staff were the best. After my initial visit with doctor Shim I knew I was in the right place for my back surgery. Both he and Cathy were so informative I felt like all my questions had been answered and Dr. Shim's confidence with the procedure left me wishing I had done it long...more
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