Dr. John Shin, MD

Dr. John Shin, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. John Shin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2003 and specializes in neurosurgery.

15 Parkman St Ste 745

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 726-5252

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Shin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shin does not have any board certifications listed.

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shin to family and friends
39 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Shin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

The results of the my surgery was amazing. Couldn’t walk 50 feet prior and within 7 days I was able to walk 2 miles. Second surgery with Dr. Shin. Results are life changing. Getting an appointment is not easy
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He saved my life and full function of my body when I shattered my neck 48 days ago. When I awoke after surgery, I could not move my ams and legs. My short term memory had stopped. Today, am home. Walking, gardening and remembing!
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On 06-20-2016 Dr Shin operated on my back. Surgery is always a last resort. I was there but truly did not want to be there, however, everything that Dr. Shin told me about this operation and the relief he would be able give me was the truth. Due to this surgery this man has given me my life back....more
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I had a shattered L-1 vertabrae from a highway car accident in January 2015. I was rushed to mass general and put in the hands of Dr Shin and his team. They saved my life and I am able to walk and go on with my life after being millimeters from being paralyzed. I always felt at ease from the ICU to...more
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Four weeks out from surgery by Dr. Shin and I am amazed at my progress and my quality of life compared to the pain and suffering I endured for a very very long time. Dr. Shin and his team were unbelievable in every way - making a worrisome and dreaded necessary surgery as easy and more worthwhile...more
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