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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

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Block
  • 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 Stimulator Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Intervention
  • Intradiscal Procedure for Pain Relief
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Block
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Block
View all 30 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 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
View all 27 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

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

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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 4/2/2024, Dr. Shin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

158 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Doctor Shin was very good

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Paul Shin is THE BEST . . . . He is a complete package. Everything you would want in a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Shin and the staff were all wonderful! Dr. Shin went over my scans very thoroughly and explained everything in detail. He listened to all I had to say and made the necessary referrals. I definitely recommend Dr. Shin!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I went to De Shin after going to several appts with another provider at metrohealth. I learned more from Dr Shim in 15 min than I had learned after spending three appts plus a nerve block with the other dr. Dr Shin took the time to explain to me where he saw my problem as well as why the nerve block I was given was not working. He has to get my scans from metro health and then he will figure out his course of action.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Shin to some of my friends!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Shin did a great job. He took time during the exam to fully answer questions and help us understand the problem.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Good experience with Dr Shin. Pleased with him.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Never a problem with this office and provider.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Shin is awesome. Great bedside manner. Thorough and ensures you understand.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Shin's office is very easy to work with

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I respect Dr Shin's knowledge and abilities. He cares for me as a person and takes time to help figure out the best plan for me and my particular pain and needs

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Shin and his staff work together well for well being of his patient

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

The doctor was amazing. The took a lot of time to explain everything to me and made sure I understood everything. He answered all of my questions and explained what the next steps were.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Was easy to speak with very attentive and polite. Made me feel like I mattered. Thank you for referring me to acupuncture.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr shin is the best there is. He is the smartest and kindest dr I have ever met

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Shin and his staff work so well together and are helpful and accommodating

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Shin has always taken the time to help me understand what my treatment options will be as well as taking into consideration my individual needs and reasons for his help with pain management

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr is a good listener

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Shin and his staff are excellent. They have not lost their humanity or concern for healing their patients. I hold him in the highest regard and esteem.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr. Shinas always.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Shin was informative, kind and thorough in answering all questions that I had. He took time to hear my concerns and addressed them. I am extremely grateful for his professionalism, kindness and attentiveness.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

He was straight forward more than the 4 Dr I had experiences with told me things I didn't no about my neck.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Felt very assured by Dr ShinLook forward to being in his care

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Very good experience. Everyone polite/*Dr. Shin excellent doctor & informative! Explained very well/helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

This Dr. Made a very good impression.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I've been w Dr Shin for years. He understands my condition n works with me

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Rebecca and Dr. Shin were very prompt in accommodating my schedule as I work overseas for CCF

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Highly recommended and Dr Shin not only took the time to discuss my medical concerns but also to talk on a personal level.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Shin was amazing. He immediately understood that my need was less for stopping the pain and more about understanding the cause and meaning of it. Then he addressed that need very thoroughly and offered various options. I felt understood and respected as someone capable of making my own decisions. It really felt like a CONSULTING room, as I always hope providers' offices will be. Thank you, Dr. Shin!

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