John Shin

John H. Shin


Location: Belmont, MA

Member Since: 2021

John H. Shin MD, is an American Board of Neurological Surgery certified attending neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School. He is the Kingdon Saylor Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the MassGeneral Brigham Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship. He is the Director of Spine Oncology and Spinal Deformity surgery and specializes in complex spinal reconstruction surgery. Dr. Shin is an internationally recognized thought leader in spine surgery and treats the full spectrum of complex spinal disorders. He has particular expertise in the treatment of spine tumors, such as chordoma, for which patients seek his care from around the world. He is an innovator and uses the latest technology for complex spine surgery care. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Shin oversees the spine research program and mentors students, residents, and trainees in neurosurgery. He has been recognized by the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for his excellence in mentoring and clinical excellence. A native of Chicago, he trained in neurological surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago and complex spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He serves on the editorial boards of prestigious academic journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Neurosurgery. As a global leader in the academic community, he is frequently invited to speak and train surgeons around the world, teaching advanced techniques of spine surgery. He has chaired and directed spine courses for various professional societies. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and AO Spine. As a leader, Dr. Shin is committed to fostering mentorship and building community.