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The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time 

Molly Gander
Updated May 20, 2020 5k votes 836 voters 20.3k views 51 items

If you're looking for shows like Descendants of the Sun, here are the best Korean medical dramas ever, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring Korean dramas about hospitals, doctors, nurses, and disease outbreaks, this list of medical Kdramas has something for everyone regardless if you're into romantic melodramas, comedies, or mystery thrillers. Some good Korean medical dramas include the popular series Brain, starring Shin Ha-kyun as a hyper-ambitious neurosurgeon; Behind the White Tower, which centers on malpractice and hospital politics; and Hur Jun, an old show set during the Joseon era. 

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Dr. Romantic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok, Seo Hyun-jin
Dr. Romantic (SBS, 2016), also known as Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, is a South Korean medical drama television series. A famous surgeon with the nickname of "Hand of God" suddenly ...more
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Dr. Romantic 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-kyung
Dr. Romantic 2 (SBS, 2020), also known as Romantic Doctor Kim 2, is a South Korean medical melodrama television series, and a sequel to the 2016-17 series. Once the top surgeon at a big ...more
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Hospital Playlist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho
Hospital Playlist (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The story of five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999.
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Doctor John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Ji Sung, Lee Se-young, Lee Kyu-hyung
Doctor John (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. Arrogant but talented doctor Cha Yo-han works with a resident of anesthesiology to help patients with mysterious acute ...more
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Descendants of the Sun ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo
Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Finding themselves in the middle of great events and dangers in a war-torn country, Korean Special Forces ...more
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Doctor Stranger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Lee Jong-Suk, Jin Se-yeon, Park Hae-jin
Doctor Stranger (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean medical romance television series. A genius defector from North Korea begins working at South Korea's top hospital but is ostracized by the other ...more
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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye, Yoon Kyun-sang
The Doctors (SBS, 2016), also known as Doctors, is a South Korean medical romance television series. A unruly teenage girl meets a compassionate teacher who inspires her to alter her path and ...more
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Hospital Ship is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Ha Ji-won, Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Seo-won
Hospital Ship (MBC, 2017) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A group of doctors and nurses visit remote island villages on a floating hospital to treat patients who don't have ...more
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Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Moon Chae-won, Joo Won, Joo Sang-wook
Good Doctor (KBS2, 2013) is a South Korean medical drama television series. An autistic savant becomes a pediatrician and tries to prove himself in the face of conflict with patients and peers.
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Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Yoon Kye-sang, Ha Ji-won, Jang Seung-jo
Chocolate (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Brought together by meaningful meals in the past and present, a doctor and a chef are reacquainted when they begin ...more
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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Jang Hyuk, Park So-dam, Yoon Hyun-min
A Beautiful Mind (KBS2, 2016), also known as Beautiful Mind, is a South Korean medical mystery television series. Lee Young-O, an excellent neurosurgeon with zero sympathy, becomes involved in ...more
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Kill Me, Heal Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon
Kill Me, Heal Me (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Having developed dissociative identity disorder, business heir Cha Do Hyun tries to regain control over his life ...more
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Yong-pal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Chae Jung-an
Yong-pal (SBS, 2015), also known as The Gang Doctor, is a 2015 South Korean medical drama television series. Desperate for money to help his sick sister, a talented surgeon becomes a doctor for ...more
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Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah
Life (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. At South Korea's premier university hospital, ideals and interests collide between a patient-focused emergency physician and ...more
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Forest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Park Hae-jin, Jo Bo-ah, Jung Yeon-joo
Forest (KBS2, 2020) is a South Korean romance television series. A fearless, intelligent emergency service worker (Park Hae-jin) and a young passionate surgeon (Jo Bo-ah) meet in a magical ...more
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A Poem a Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
A Poem a Day Lee Yu-bi, Lee Joon-hyuk, Jang Dong-yoon
A Poem a Day (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The lives of a group of physical therapists and trainees at a hospital intersect.
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Doctor Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Min Namkoong, Kwon Nara, Kim Byung-chul
Doctor Prisoner (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. After being accused of medical malpractice, a skilled doctor is forced to quit the hospital, so he starts working ...more
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D-Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Kim Young-kwang, Jung So-min, Ha Seok-jin
D-Day (JTBC, 2015) is a South Korean disaster medical drama television series. When an earthquake strikes Seoul, doctors and rescue workers struggle to save the lives of the victims.
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Emergency Couple is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Pil-mo
Emergency Couple (tvN, 2014) is a South Korean medical romance television series. A divorced couple's feelings for each other are rekindled when they become reunited years later.
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Blood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Ahn Jae-hyun, Ji Jin-hee, Ku Hye-sun
Blood (KBS2, 2015) is a South Korean medical fantasy romance television series. Dr. Park Ji Sang believes in the sanctity of human life, and struggles to treat terminally ill cancer patients and ...more
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It's Okay, That's Love ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
In-sung, Gong Hyo-jin, Sung Dong-il
It's Okay, That's Love (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A novelist clashes with a psychiatrist on a talk show, but soon they become roommates and fall in love.
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Live Up To Your Name is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Kim Nam-gil, Kim Ah-joong, Moon Ga-young
Live Up To Your Name (tvN, 2017) is a South Korean fantasy medical television series. A traditional acupuncturist is transported to Seoul 400 years in the future and meets a young surgeon who ...more
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Medical Top Team is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Kwon Sang-woo, Jung Ryeo-won, Ju Ji-hoon
Medical Top Team (MBC, 2013) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A team of elite doctors treats patients while dealing with power struggles within the hospital.
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Faith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Lee Min-ho, Kim Hee-sun, Yoo Oh-sung
Faith (SBS, 2012), also known as The Great Doctor, is a South Korean historical fantasy television series. A modern-day plastic surgeon is kidnapped and taken back in time to the Goryeo period, ...more
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Heart Surgeons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time
Heart Surgeons Go Soo, Um Ki-joon, Seo Ji-hye
Heart Surgeons (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A heart surgeon fellow, Park Tae Soo, has to save his mother, who awaits her heart transplant.