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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Diagnostic Discography
  • Diagnostic Spine Injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Intervention (PRP injections)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical Canal Stenosis
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Facet Syndrome
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
View all 28 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Interventional pain management, herniated disc, low back pain, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disorder, post laminectomy syndrome, neuropathic pain, neuromodulation, regional pain practice

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Paul Shin, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/11/2021, Dr. Shin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

125 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr was very informative.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Shin listened to me, gave me confidence

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I like Dr. Shin.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I had great results, from the injection Dr Shin gave me.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

The Doctor and All Staff have been Extremely Nice and Professional. We felt Great confidence in Dr Shinn . Thank You

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

last ? is N/A. Dr Shin is always very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I was fortunate to get an appointment so soon as I have severe back pain and needed to speak with him. He came in the room and asked many questions and pulled up my xrays and explained everything to me. He's very personable and friendly. This puts me at ease on his office. He thinks another injection will serve my needs well. Hopefully this one will produce similar results as my previous 2.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

This dr. was the 1st to thoroughly explain my MRI's and x-rays so I understand what is going with my back pain.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Shin was very nice to me. He gave me the treatment I needed.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

the doctor explained everything to me and showed me the issues with my back.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr Shin explained in depth his findings

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr.Shin was informative and he put me at ease. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Shin was excellent and I was so happy to get in to see him again! I had been here the year before about this neck pain and was told I could only see a P.A. This person told me after only a few minutes in the room that there was nothing that could be done for my neck problem. I knew that Dr. Shin had fixed my back problem several years back and my neck problem was acting exactly the same. I persisted and tried several other ways to help this including physical therapy. I finally found an orthopedic surgeon who recommended me to Dr. Shin and said that he had some marvelous techniques to deal with this problem (I assumed she was talking about Radio Frequency Ablation from the way she described it.) She told me to contact him and if the office personnel wouldn't let me see him personally, to call her back and she would personally call him. I was very happy to have called and gotten in very fast. Dr. Shin was so upbeat and personable about the problem that I know I am going to have a good result again! He was my hero for getting me out of all the pain I was in with my back.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

excellent communication and follow-up. Dr listened and concerned of when,how and where injury occurred.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr was thorough, accessed test results quickly and listened to explaining when, how & where injury occurred while evaluating other symptoms originating from another location of body.Extremely good experienced with this office and care provider.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Shin and staff were very nice and Considerate

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Despite social distancing challenges, doctor was great a making me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. shinn said he would get back to me regarding a question and did not. There was a report on mychart from the radiologist who viewed by xray Dr. Shinn's assistant RN Rebecca did respond to my questions on mychart. and provided helpful answers. Perhaps Dr. Shunn thought my questions were answered and they were Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Shins appointment center was awesome, polite and patient to find me a date that fits in my schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Quick and efficient, would recommend Dr. Shin to friends and family.

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