Top 23 Best Medical Korean Dramas Of All Time!
Are you a medical drama lovers? If you are looking for medical korean dramas, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we will share to you the top and the best medical korean dramas of all time you can add to your watchlist! Make sure to read this until the end and add up some of it to your watch list before this year end!
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1. Hospital Playlist S1 (2020), S2 (2021) and S3 (2022)
Hospital Playlist is a famous Netflix medical korean dramas that will cause you to have all kinds of emotions as you watch, from laugh to cry. This drama focus on the five best friend who met in medical school ended up work together in a different department at the same hospital.
2. Descendants Of The Sun (2016)
Descendants of the sun is a famous dramas involving Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. This dramas is a romance action korean dramas that tells a love journey between the captain of special forces and a surgeon as they journey together through many great and deadly dangerous events.
- Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Si-jin
- Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo-yeon
- Jin Goo as Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young
3. Cross (2018)
Cross is medical action kdramas focus on the life of a gifted young man who learn medicine and work at prison medical office in order to avenge a prisoners who brutally murdered his father 15 years ago.
4. Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)
Kill Me, Heal Me korean medical dramas tells a love story between a psychiatrist and business heir who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder caused by a traumatic incident.
- Ji Sung as Cha Do Hyun
- Hwang Jung Eum and Oh RI Jin
- Park Seo Joon as Oh Ri On
5. Blood (2015)
Blood is a medical korean dramas following a genius hepato pancreato biliary surgeon who actually a vampire that needs blood to survive. While he looks cold as other vampires we knew, he actually have an inner pain, soft heart and long for a relationship with human.
- Ahn Jae-Hyeon as Park Ji-Sang
- Ku Hye-Sun as Yoo Ri-Ta
- Ji Jin-Hee as Lee Jae-Wook
6. It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014)
It’s Okay, That’s love kdramas tells a complicated love story between a psychiatrist and a novelist who both suffers mental illness that was rooted from their past. This medical dramas show the journey and hardships they must face as they work towards their own healing journey.
- Zo In-sung as Jang Jae-yeol
- Gong Hyo-jin as Ji Hae-soo
- Sung Dong-il as Jo Dong-min
7. Emergency Couple (2014)
Emergency couple is another romance kdramas tells a story of a couple who was separated for years, find themselves work at the same emergency room together. Both of them decides to endure each other for three months as their assigned in the same hospital, little did they knew that it end up rekindled the fire inside their heart.
8. Hospital Ship (2017)
Hospital ship kdramas is a little bit different than another medical kdramas as the story shows a group of young doctors travel around in a ship in order to provide healthcare for those who live in a remote island.
9. Doctors (2016)
Doctors is a romance medical korean dramas tells a story of someone with rebellious past, make her dreams to be a neurosurgeon come true, despite of all the past mistake she had done. More over, she even find herself work in the same hospital with the teacher who inspired her to be a neurosurgeon.
10. Doctor Stranger (2014)
Doctor stranger tells a story of someone who follow his father footsteps to be a famous cardiothoracic surgeon. After he reach his dream, he manage escape to the South with his lover. While he end up getting a job in a top reputable hospital in South Korea, he lost contact with his lover, until one day he came across someone who looks exactly like his lover.
11. A Poem A Day (2018)
A poem a day kdramas focus on telling a life story of a group of physical therapist, radiological technologist, trainees and nurses as they went through everyday life.
12. Doctor Prisoner (2019)
Doctor prisoner tells a story of an excellent surgeon framed and accused of malpractice in accident that wasn’t his mistake by a certain people. He ended up getting kicked out and now work as a doctor in a prison with a clear intention to get enough connections to revenge those people who framed him.
- Namkoong Min as Na Yi-Je
- Kwon Na-Ra as Han So-Geum
- Kim Byung-Chul as Sun Min-Sik
13. Life (2018)
Life is a medical korean dramas that more focus on political side of hospital in which two different views got involved, those who choose morals and those who choose profit.
This drama tells a story of a high moral emergency medicine specialist in a top medical center butting heads with the hospital new president who always think of profit. Thus, together with the other moral hospital staff, they reveal the truth behind the dark conspiracies and cover ups that take place in the hospital.
14. Yong-Pal (2015)
Yong Pal tells a story of a talented surgeon who are willing to do anything in order to pay his younger sister expensive medical bills. He even privately perform illegal surgery for a dangerous criminals and the chaebols with high fee under the name of Yong Pal.
15. D-Day (2015)
D-Day tells a story of a surgeon and orthopedic who face a huge challenge after a great earthquake happened in Seoul and thus created a sinkhole that cause the city to be blocked off without any electricity, water or even signals to call for help. Together, they work to treat as much patients as possible, with the limited medical supply.
- Kim Young-Kwang as Lee Hae-Sung
- Jung So-Min as Jung Ddol-Mi
- Ha Seok-Jin as Han Woo-Jin
16. Good Doctor (2013)
Good Doctor tells a story of a young man who is able to breakthrough and reach his dream to become a pediatric surgeon despite being diagnosed of savant syndrome and suffers from development disability.
Even after he reach his dream, he still need to prove his worth and overcome the doubt projected by his peers who underestimate him due to his autism and emotional capability.
17. Doctor John (2019)
Doctor John is another long medical drama that surpassed 20 episode mark, with total up to 32 episode. This drama focus on the journey between two top talented anesthesiology with different personality. The first is an arrogant yet genius doctor and the second is a warm compassionate doctor. Together, they treat patients with mysterious chronic pain.
18. Heart Surgeons (2018)
Heart Surgeons is a quiet long medical korean dramas as it reach up to 32 episodes. This drama focus on the life story and struggles of three thoracic surgeon who work at Taesan Hospital.
- Ko Soo as Park Tae-Soo
- Uhm Ki-Joon as Choi Seok-Han
- Seo Ji-Hye as Yoon Soo-Yeon
19. Dr. Romantic (2016)
Dr. Romantic kdrama tells a story of the most renowned surgeons with triple board certification lead a residents to fight against corrupt power and wealth in order to do the right things and protect the welfare of his patients.
20. Live Up To Your Name
Live up to your name is a time traveling korean drama about an oriental doctor who is well known as the best acupunturist in Joseon dynasty find himself in present day Seoul and meet a doctor who only believe in modern medicine
21. Medical Top Team
Medical top team tells a story of Korea’s best doctor form the best medical team in the country with the main goals to operate on the most complex surgery and research rare sickness.
However, all of their dreams got swamped by harsh hospital politics between the illegitimate son and the first daughter in law of the hospital’s president where they work.
- Kwon Sang-Woo as Park Tae-Shin
- Jung Ryeo-Won as Seo Joo-Young
- Ju Ji-Hoon as Han Seung-Jae
22. Beautiful Mind
Beautiful mind is a medical dramas tells a story of a genius neurosurgeon who suffers from the inability to feel any emotions, and a rookie traffic policewomen. As series of absurd deaths occur at the hospital he worked in, he start to find the truth behind it together with the rookie policewomen. Little did he realize that as he journey through it, he start learn about compassion and feel the love for people.
- Jang Hyuk as Lee Young-O
- Park So-Dam as Gye Jin-Sung
- Yoon Hyun-Min as Hyun Suk-Joo
23. Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors
Obstetrics and Gynecology doctors tells a story of someone’s whose life turns upside down after she agree to abort her patients second disabled child. She got demoted and transferred to an obscure country hospital, where she also end up pregnant by a married man.
- Jang Seo-Hee as Seo Hye-Yeong
- Ko Joo-Won as Lee Sang-Sik
- Seo Ji-Suk as Hwang Jae-Seok
Korean Medical Dramas
Here’s the best korean medical dramas we can share to you this time. So which one will you add to your watchlist this year? Let us know in the comment sections below!