Title: 낭만닥터 김사부 / Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
Chinese Title: 浪漫醫生金師傅
Genre: Melodrama, Medical, Romance
Episodes: 20 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2016-Nov-07 to 2017-Jan-17
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


Kim Sa Bu (Han Suk Kyu) was once a famous surgeon at the peak of his career at a major hospital. But he suddenly gives it all up one day to live in seclusion and work as a neighborhood doctor in a small town. He now goes by “Teacher Kim” and refers to himself as the “Romantic Doctor”.

Meanwhile, Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yun Suk) became a doctor to make something of himself after growing up poor, and he seeks out VIP patients to achieve the success that he desperately wants. Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) is a passionate young surgeon who is haunted by a mistake from her past and tries to get over it. When Dong Joo and Seo Jung meet the quirky Teacher Kim, their lives and careers will never be the same again.


Main Cast

Han Suk Kyu as Kim Sa Bu
Yoo Yun Suk as Kang Dong Joo
Yoon Chan Young as Dong Joo (young)
Seo Hyun Jin as Yoon Seo Jung
Shin Yi Joon as Seo Jung (young)

People in Doldam Hospital

Kim Hong Fa as Yoo Woon Young
Jin Kyung as Oh Myung Shim
Im Won Hee as Jang Gi Tae
Byun Woo Min as Nam Do Il
Seo Eun Su as Yoo Yeon Hwa
Kim Min Jae as Park Eun Tak

People in Geosan Hospital

Choi Jin Ho as Do Yoon Wan
Yang Se Jong as Do In Bum
Jang Hyuk Jin as Song Hyun Chul
Joo Hyun as Shin Hwi Jang
Yoon Na Moo as Jung In Soo
Kim Hye Eun as Hyun Jung (President Shin’s daughter)
Kim Bo Jung as Nurce


Kim Jung Young as Dong Joo’s mother


Tae In Ho as Dr. Moon Tae Hwa, Seo Jung’s boyfriend (ep 1)
Moon Ji In as Seo Jung’s best friend (ep 1)
Ri Min as truck driver (ep 5)
Lee Chul Min as hostage-taker (ep 7-8)
Lee Myung Haeng as Seo Jung’s psychiatrist (ep 8-9)
Shin Seung Hwan as suicidal webtoon artist (ep 9-10, 14)
Kang Ui Shik as Park Joo Hyuk, the deserter (ep 11-12)
Hwang Chan Sung as Young Kyun (ep 8) and Joo Hyuk’s friend (ep 11-12)
Han Gab Soo as Joo Hyuk’s father (ep 12)
Park Young Soo as the employee for Center of Disease Control and Prevention (ep 13)
Park Doo Shik as the boyfriend of appendicitis patient (ep 13-14)
Jun Min Seo as middle-school student with a wounded younger brother (ep 13-14)
Kim Hye Soo (ep 20)

Production Credits

Production Company: Samhwa Networks
Chief Producer: Han Jung Hwan
Director: Yoo In Shik, Park Soo Jin
Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung


Im Soo Jung was first offered the lead female role, but declined.


2016 SBS Drama Awards: Idol Academy Award (Best Kiss) – Yoo Yun Suk & Seo Hyun Jin (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Award – Han Suk Kyu (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Awards – Kim Min Jae (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Award – Seo Hyun Jin (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Awards – Yoo Yun Suk & Seo Hyun Jin (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Genre) – Seo Hyun Jin (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor (Genre) – Yoo Yun Suk (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)
2016 SBS Drama Awards: Daesang – Han Suk Kyu (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2016-11-07 1 9.5 (12th) 12.1 (5th) 9.5 (7th) 10.5 (6th)
2016-11-08 2 8.7 (14th) 11.2 (5th) 10.8 (6th) 11.7 (5th)
2016-11-14 3 12.5 (5th) 16.1 (4th) 12.4 (6th) 13.2 (4th)
2016-11-15 4 13.1 (5th) 16.8 (3rd) 13.8 (4th) 14.9 (4th)
2016-11-21 5 15.2 (4th) 18.2 (3rd) 16.5 (4th) 17.9 (2nd)
2016-11-22 6 17.4 (4th) 20.6 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd) 20.3 (2nd)
2016-11-28 7 16.5 (4th) 20.3 (1st) 18.8 (2nd) 20.4 (1st)
2016-11-29 8 19.5 (2nd) 23.4 (1st) 21.7 (1st) 23.3 (1st)
2016-12-05 9 18.8 (2nd) 22.8 (1st) 20.4 (2nd) 22.3 (1st)
2016-12-06 10 20.9 (2nd) 24.5 (1st) 22.8 (1st) 24.7 (1st)
2016-12-12 11 20.0 (2nd) 24.2 (1st) 21.6 (1st) 23.0 (1st)
2016-12-13 12 21.6 (2nd) 24.9 (1st) 23.8 (1st) 25.8 (1st)
2016-12-19 13 19.7 (2nd) 24.0 (1st) 22.6 (1st) 24.8 (1st)
2016-12-20 14 21.6 (2nd) 26.0 (1st) 22.9 (1st) 24.6 (1st)
2016-12-26 x Postponed Because SBS Award Festival
2016-12-27 15 20.6 (2nd) 24.9 (1st) 23.7 (1st) 25.6 (1st)
2017-01-02 16 19.5 (3rd) 23.0 (1st) 22.1 (2nd) 23.2 (1st)
2017-01-03 17 21.9 (2nd) 25.6 (1st) 25.1 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2017-01-09 18 23.4 (2nd) 27.7 (1st) 26.0 (1st) 27.9 (1st)
2017-01-10 19 22.2 (2nd) 25.7 (1st) 26.7 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2017-01-16 20 24.7 (2nd) 28.4 (1st) 27.6 (1st) 29.0 (1st)
2017-01-17 Sp 23.1 (2nd) 27.4 (1st) 27.0 (1st) 28.7 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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