Skip to content

Posts by John H. Shin, MD


Dr. John H. Shin is a board certified neurosurgeon at Mass General who specializes in complex spinal reconstruction surgery. He is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, having completed a combined orthopedic and neurosurgery spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He also completed fellowship training in stereotactic spine radiosurgery and spine oncology. Dr. Shin operates using modern techniques in spine instrumentation and the latest advances in surgical technology and imaging. 

Dr. Shin's expertise is primarily in adult spinal deformity and spinal oncology. He also specializes in cervical myelopathy, scoliosis, craniocervical disorders, chin-on-chest deformity, thoracolumbar disorders, instrumentation failure, spinal revision surgery, lumbar stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.

He treats the full range of cancers and tumors affecting the spinal column, both primary and metastatic.  He works together with multidisciplinary teams of medical and radiation oncologists to provide comprehensive care for patients with these challenging tumors. He is an advocate for collaborative, team-based care. His research laboratory focuses on identifying molecular markers of spine metastases and developing targeted therapies to the spine.

Dr. Shin is a sideline neuro trauma consultant for the National Football League and an expert in the surgical management of traumatic spinal column injuries.