Dr. Robert Kang Shin, MD

Dr. Robert Kang Shin, MD

Dr. Robert Kang Shin, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 444-0767

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Specialties
  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • anisocoria
  • blepharoptosis
  • diplopia
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuromyelitis optica
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Procedures I Perform
  • anisocoria
  • blepharoptosis
  • diplopia
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuromyelitis optica
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About the Provider

Dr. Shin has a special interest in visual problems associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating disorders, including optic neuritis and double vision. He sees patients with multiple sclerosis and neuro-ophthalmologic disorders at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and at MedStar Health at Chevy Chase.

A professor of Neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Fellow of the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Shin is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a neurology residency and fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and multiple sclerosis at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Widely published in medical journals and textbooks and a frequent lecturer, Dr. Shin is dedicated to patient and staff education. He has received multiple awards and commendations for his teaching expertise and clinical excellence. Dr. Shin sees his role as providing information to MS patients who are awaiting diagnosis given the uncertainty of the condition. He is highly rated by Georgetown patients and happy to be working at one of the largest MS centers in the area, offering effective treatment options and hope.

Dr. Shin treats the following conditions: Publications
  • RK Shin, LJ Mejico, A Kawasaki, VA Purvin, ML Moster, BR Younge, D Boghen. Transient ocular motor nerve palsies associated with cranial nerve schwannomas. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2015 Jun; 35(2): 139-143.
  • RK Shin, RA Qureshi, NR Harris, D Bakar, TP Li, S Jafri, C-M Tang. Wilbrand knee. Neurology, 2014 Feb 4; 82(5):459-460.
  • RK Shin. Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis. In: MJ Aminoff, RB Daroff, eds. Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. 2nd edition, volume 3. Oxford: Academic Press; 2014: 148-152.
  • UK Bodanapally, K Shanmuganathan, E Geraymovych, SE Mirvis, AY Choi, AB McMillan, J Zhuo, RK Shin. Diagnosis of traumatic optic neuropathy: Application of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2013 Jun; 33(2): 128-133.
  • WJ Weiner, CG Goetz, RK Shin, SL Lewis, eds. Neurology for the Non-Neurologist. 6th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2002)
  • Fellowship Program: Scheie Eye Institute Univ. of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2000)
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 5454 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1100
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    Phone: (301) 215-9420
    Fax: (301) 215-4470

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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Awards
  • Golden Hammer Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology, Dedication to Resident Teaching, and Devotion to Patient Care
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, Health Care Professional of the Year
  • Ophthalmology Lecturer of the Year Award
  • Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Elected Fellow of the American Neurological Association