Dr. Dongcheul Shin

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Dr. Dongcheul Shin

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon – Specialized in shoulder & knee surgery

Dr. Dongcheul Shin, MD-PhD, is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and head of the Orthopedics Department at HMS-Nanoori Korean Orthopedics Center. Dr. Shin is a leading South Korean surgeon specializing in shoulder treatment, joints, knees, and hips. Dr. Shin was the head of the Orthopedics Department at Nanoori Hospital Suwon, part of the Nanoori Hospital Group which is Korea’s largest private spine and joint hospital group, before arriving to Dubai in 2020 to serve patients in the UAE. Dr. Shin is using the latest in Korean arthroscopic techniques and his services include both surgical and non-surgical intervention, pain management, regeneration treatment, replacement surgery, and more.

Dr. Shin has vast experience in shoulder and knee surgery techniques from South Korea, with expertise in sports medicine so he’s been able to successfully treat over 8,000 cases over his impressive career. However, Dr. Shin is unique in that he is also skilled at other issues such as hip, bone, and joint disorders.



  • Korean
  • English


  • Total and partial knee replacement arthroplasty (over 1,500 cases)
  • Foot and ankle procedures (over 500 cases)
  • Total and reverse shoulder replacement arthroplasty (over 500 cases)
  • Total hip replacement arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty (over 500 cases)
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery (over 5000 cases)
  • Sports Medicine subspecialty
  • Pain control and management and injection under guided ultrasound
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and protherapy
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction with allograft
  • Arthroscopic acromioplasty and bursectomy
  • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular (AC) joint resection
  • Arthroscopic SLAP and Bankart lesion repair
  • Arthroscopic Latarjet operation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation operations
  • Arthroscopic bicep tenotomy and tenodesis
  • Arthroscopic capsular release and adhesiolysis
  • Open bicep tenodesis
  • Arthroscopic elbow surgery
  • Arthroscopic ECRB/ECRL release
  • Arthroscopic loose-body removal
  • Total elbow replacement arthroplasty
  • Radial head replacement
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic meniscus allograft transplantation
  • Arthroscopic ACL & PCL reconstruction
  • Multi-ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic cartilage regeneration treatment
  • Arthroscopic stem cell implantation
  • Arthroscopic patellar dislocation treatment
  • High tibial osteotomy and distal femur osteotomy
  • Minimal carpal tunnel release
  • Podiatric medicine (Hallux valgus, metatarsalgia, flat foot)
  • Complex fracture operation and conservative treatment
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Robotic arthroplasty surgery trained (MAKO)


  • M.D. Ph.D., The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea (2018)
  • Subspecialty in Sports Medicine, The Korean Society of Sports Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  • AO Trauma Master Course certification (2017)
  • Residency Program, Orthopedic Surgery, Catholic Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery (2009-2013)
  • Internship Program, Catholic Medical Center, Catholic University of Korea (2005-2006)
  • M.D., Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (2005)


  • Head of Orthopaedics, Nanoori Korean Orthopedics and Spine, DxBone Excellence Center, Dubai, UAE (January 2020 – Present)
  • Head Director of Orthopaedics, Nanoori Hospital, Suwon, South Korea(March 2014 – December 2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedic Department, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea (2014 – 2019)
  • Director, Department of Surgery, Medical Corps of Korean Army, South Korea (2006 – 2008)
  • Fellowship at the Department of Elbow & Shoulder Arthroscopy, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea (2013)


  • Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society member
  • Korean Knee Society member
  • Korean Arthroscopy Society member
  • Korean Society of Sports Medicine member
  • Korean Orthopedic Pain Society member
  • Korean Orthopedic Ultrasound Society member
  • AO Trauma Asia Pacific member

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