Dr. John H. Shim

Dr. John H. Shim

Orthopedic Surgeon at ShimSpine

Meet Dr. John H. Shim

John Shim offers a distinctive level of high-quality personal care and attention for each and every patient.

Dr. John Shim at a Glance:

  • Offers an entirely patient-centered experience - Dr. Shim focuses on achieving the best possible results for each patient, as well as making the entire treatment process as easy and streamlined as possible
  • Most appointments available within 24 to 48 hours of calling our office; almost no-wait in the waiting room
  • Extensive time with Dr. Shim on your initial assessment and all follow-up care
  • Surgical options are based on proven procedures with favorable outcomes, such as ACDF, lumbar laminectomy and microdiscectomy surgery
  • A variety of cutting-edge minimally invasive and outpatient surgery options

Doctor Quote

You will get the same recommendations I would make for myself or my family.

Directions to our primary location in

Tampa, FL

How Dr. John H. Shim Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 1979 – 1983: Bachelor of Science, Life Sciences and Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Boston, Massachusetts


  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Fusion
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Patient Education
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Second Opinion Consultations
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

What Patients are Saying About Dr. John H. Shim

  • Dr. Shim and his assistant, Jason, did an overall excellent job in the diagnosis, the surgery procedure itself, and the communication of information in every aspect of my situation. After only 2 weeks recovery, I am looking forward to resuming my normal, daily activities.
    — Dr. Shim and his assistant, Jason, did an overall excellent job in the diagnosis, the surgery procedure itself, and the communic
  • Doctors appointments are sometimes as painful as the problem, but this one was painless. Being able to set it all up online and then the visit going just as smooth was nice for a change. Dr. Shim and his staff were A+
    — Michael
  • Very knowledgeable doctor. Takes time with patient to explain everything and answers all questions. Office staff is very caring. Great followup after surgery. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends.
    — June
  • Dr. Shim, his assistant Jason Mazza, and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Very courteous, professional, and took the time to explain everything in detail before and after my back surgery. Would recommend Dr. Shim and his staff to anyone.
    — Chuck
  • Very impressed with the professionalism and care of Dr Shim. I am quite pleased that all of the concerns causing me to obtain medical help from Dr Shim have been cured. From the office visits and staff to the hospital and surgery I would rate Dr Shim a 10. I would not hesitate to refer a family member or friend to Dr Shim.
    — Ed
  • Dr. Shim is an exceptionally friendly and warm individual, understanding and knowledgeable. His treatment modalities are conservative and were well explained. I feel better knowing where I stand with my issues.
    — Philip

Accolades for Dr. John H. Shim

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Advanced Studies in Spine Surgery – New England Baptist Hospital / Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Surgery, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals (2013-2015)
  • Orthopaedic Section Chief, Mease Countryside Hospital; Safety Harbor, Florida (2008-2013)
  • Board Member, Morton Plant Mease Research Council
  • Co-Director of Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Center Mease Dunedin Hospital; Dunedin, FL
  • 2014 Spine Specialists to know list– September 2014
  • One of Ten Leaders of Certified Spine Programs – December 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, North American Spine Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • 2016 Spine Specialists to know list – January 2016
  • One of Ten Leaders of Certified Spine Programs – December 2011

Office Information for Dr. John H. Shim

12780 Race Track Road
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33626
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Primary Location:

12780 Race Track Road
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33626


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 4:00

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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.