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The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time

Updated November 13, 2020 14.7k votes 1.8k voters 48.1k views52 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. 

Vote up the top Korean medical drama series, and keep checking back as we update the list with new shows as they premiere. 

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  • 1
    Dr. Romantic
    1,097
    164

    Dr. Romantic

    Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok
    Dr. Romantic (SBS, 2016), also known as Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, is a South Korean... more on Wikipedia
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    Dr. Romantic 2
    1,022
    182

    Dr. Romantic 2

    Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop
    Dr. Romantic 2 (SBS, 2020), also known as Romantic Doctor Kim 2, is a South Korean medical... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Hospital Playlist
    792
    172

    Hospital Playlist

    Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok
    Hospital Playlist (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The story of... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Doctor John
    684
    148

    Doctor John

    Ji Sung, Lee Se-young
    Doctor John (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. Arrogant but... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Descendants of the Sun
    685
    211

    Descendants of the Sun

    Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo
    Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Finding... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Doctor Stranger
    578
    174

    Doctor Stranger

    Lee Jong-Suk, Jin Se-yeon
    Doctor Stranger (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean medical romance television series. A genius... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Doctors
    547
    165

    The Doctors

    Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye
    The Doctors (SBS, 2016), also known as Doctors, is a South Korean medical romance television... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Hospital Ship 
    388
    132

    Hospital Ship 

    Ha Ji-won, Kang Min-hyuk
    Hospital Ship (MBC, 2017) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A group of... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Good Doctor
    374
    150

    Good Doctor

    Moon Chae-won, Joo Won
    Good Doctor (KBS2, 2013) is a South Korean medical drama television series. An autistic savant... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Chocolate
    221
    72

    Chocolate

    Yoon Kye-sang, Ha Ji-won
    Chocolate (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Brought together by... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Beautiful Mind
    162
    48

    Beautiful Mind

    Jang Hyuk, Park So-dam
    A Beautiful Mind (KBS2, 2016), also known as Beautiful Mind, is a South Korean medical mystery... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Kill Me, Heal Me
    264
    124

    Kill Me, Heal Me

    Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum
    Kill Me, Heal Me (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Having... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Life
    138
    51

    Life

    Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo
    Life (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. At South Korea's premier... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    D-Day
    208
    102

    D-Day

    Kim Young-kwang, Jung So-min
    D-Day (JTBC, 2015) is a South Korean disaster medical drama television series. When an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Forest
    138
    64

    Forest

    Park Hae-jin, Jo Bo-ah
    Forest (KBS2, 2020) is a South Korean romance television series. A fearless, intelligent... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Yong-pal
    224
    138

    Yong-pal

    Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee
    Yong-pal (SBS, 2015), also known as The Gang Doctor, is a 2015 South Korean medical drama... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    A Poem a Day
    118
    57

    A Poem a Day

    Lee Yu-bi, Lee Joon-hyuk
    A Poem a Day (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The lives of a... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Blood
    201
    142

    Blood

    Ahn Jae-hyun, Ji Jin-hee
    Blood (KBS2, 2015) is a South Korean medical fantasy romance television series. Dr. Park Ji... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Doctor Prisoner
    157
    105

    Doctor Prisoner

    Min Namkoong, Kwon Nara
    Doctor Prisoner (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. After being... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Emergency Couple
    190
    145

    Emergency Couple

    Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk
    Emergency Couple (tvN, 2014) is a South Korean medical romance television series. A divorced... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    It's Okay, That's Love
    174
    132

    It's Okay, That's Love

    In-sung, Gong Hyo-jin
    It's Okay, That's Love (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Medical Top Team
    125
    111

    Medical Top Team

    Kwon Sang-woo, Jung Ryeo-won
    Medical Top Team (MBC, 2013) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A team of... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Live Up To Your Name
    112
    101

    Live Up To Your Name

    Kim Nam-gil, Kim Ah-joong
    Live Up To Your Name (tvN, 2017) is a South Korean fantasy medical television series. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Heart Surgeons
    94
    95

    Heart Surgeons

    Go Soo, Um Ki-joon
    Heart Surgeons (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. A heart surgeon... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Cross
    77
    91

    Cross

    Go Kyung-pyo, Cho Jae-hyun
    Cross (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean medical thriller television series. After his father was... more on Wikipedia