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 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        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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86 Responses to “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim”

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  1. 51
    Ica Says:

    Strange i think, why the doctors in this korean drama too much histeria, yelling, quarrel in ermergency room, that must seen to patient how the doctors are using their logic not their emotions.
    In reality, where we find doctors like that. Yelling between doctors, fighting.
    So this only korean drama not reality. If you like you can see this drama.you dont like dont see this drama.
    I prefer not see.maybe the actor actress in their good acting.but the story to make conflict every episode, they built situation like that
    So strange where we can find between doctors can fight yell quarel in front patient nurse like that.

  2. 52
    Misu Tira Says:

    Really interesting and awesome drama……… Great actors and actresses…….

  3. 53
    aznative Says:

    A final episode (21) will air in the form of a prequel.

  4. 54
    TWoo Says:

    You make a valid point @Ica but one we often hear from viewers who want realism over entertainment.

  5. 55
    Hyojin Says:

    A little bit unusual for medical drama. Fast pace, Bold character, and interesting story. Seems this writer trying to make the villain more interesting and villanious. Even seems familiar enough to guess (for me).

    Han Suk Kyu, his performance is outstanding as Kim Sa Bu.
    Seo Hyun Jin and Yoo Yeon Seok also give an excellent acting perform. Supporting actors and actressews seems fun to watch even this drama in serious mode. One question from me: Where’s the “romantic ” side from Kim Sa Bu? Because the main title is “Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim.”

    Hope win big at 2016 SAF Drama Awards and next year awards since this drama is a hit, even as not high as DoTS.

  6. 56
    Teresita Mondejar Says:

    I find the drama interesting, fast paced and true to life. The mix of characters and situations make the viewers riveted and at the edge of their seats., At least I am. Kudos to everyone involved in this drama.

  7. 57
    Chaimoon Says:

    I would like to see more of you guys in the near future. Maybe a part 2?

  8. 58
    Era Says:

    I adore u so much kim sa bu….

    Pls extend this drama into 50eps please??? LOL

  9. 59
    MaxT Says:

    I agree with the above post. I wouldn’t mine to watch this drama in 500 episodes. Every single episode was so interesting and funny. Great work from Seo Hyun Jin.

  10. 60
    KimWai Says:

    Really like this drama, story line and plot are both good, will watch until the end. One of the best in 2016

  11. 61
    Dy.K Says:

    Dear Writer-nim..i know this is basicly a medical drama ..but i don’t mind to see more of KangYoon chemistry couple…It must be funny if Eric can come as a cameo. Maybe as YSJ’s patient/love rival for KDJ 😀

  12. 62
    Timmy Says:

    The background music reminds me of Sherlock’s theme tune lol. Great drama tho, love all characters..

  13. 63
    chaw Says:

    Why there’s no episode 16?

  14. 64
    azin Says:

    they also won the best kiss award 😀 you should add it

  15. 65
    MaxT Says:

    They won many awards including the grand price. Well done.

    Congratulation to the crew, director, writer, actors and actresses.

  16. 66
    Nicey Says:

    Please do not end this drama. Every patient has their story and leaves us lessons, as well as the main characters themselves it is so nice to know how their story progress. Nice drama!

  17. 67
    Hannah Says:

    I agree, this is the kind of drama that I don’t mind watching it for many episodes. It’s so interesting.

  18. 68
    Ernest Says:

    Actually, I really don’t like to watch any dramas related to medical or hospital issues but gosh! all the hit top-notch Korean dramas are mostly related to medical at all times. How can I missed out one?
    I’m still watching The Legend of Blue Sea and recently watch this drama after saw they won so many awards recently, wander to know why?
    Wow! regardless their professional as doctors career but the storylines really great and get a good praise. Since the first episode, I can’t stop watching this drama, kinda mysterious, funny, romantic, sad and all packed into 1 great drama.
    No way to expect it to be realistic when we come to know they been thrown in a mystery secluded hospital where all the impish characters staffs in that hospital. At the beginning, this hospital look haunted but surprisingly, so many patients are there but why the entrance of this hospital seems no one is there???
    I had watched Han Suk Kyu, all his past hit movies ex: Doctor Bong, Scarlet Letter, Berlin File and he really a cool actor, well deserved an award.
    Hardly to recognize Yoo Yun Suk when he was young in any drama, lately I come to know he was a great actor in many movies. No wonder, I so much addicted to his humorous senses in Warm and Cozy. He looks so much cute and handsome in this drama, maybe his short-cut hair-style suits him more.
    The storylines is good and make me feel excited to know what Master Kim’s pasts and behind his motives?

  19. 69
    Miko Says:

    I love the story of this drama. Is not about romantic but I don’t understand why the title, “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim”? The writer should awarded because the connections of the characters awesome with reality facts. Making teacher Kim instead a doctor is truly bold. Each episode, he is trying to present us some useful idioms, things won’t change if people won’t change, laid all the cards to help critical patients not just try the best etc.. What make Kim Sa Bu as a gangster is another question? He devoted his life to be a best doctor but what he was critics and faults from public, same as actors themselves. Well, I like the true facts.

  20. 70
    Honey Says:

    I’m catching-up this drama because here got a few eye-candy new actors got my attention. (^Q^). Why Dr. Dong Joo, Dr. Eun Tak and Dr. Im Bum are so pure white and smooth like a baby face? I knew Korean girl like to be fair skin but why Korean guys nowadays so damn fair? I’m kinda loser here because I’m a girl with tan skin-yo.

  21. 71
    Ernest Says:

    @Honey, your comments caught my attention. You can be very fair skin by skin lightening surgery and Korea is famous for that.
    No matter what? I don’t see guys with fair skin are manly. more like a sissy man to me. I prefer tanned skin with well-built rather than skinny tall guys.

  22. 72
    Killme Healme Says:

    Here I’m in this forum. My first comment is how adorable of this Chief Administrator in Doldam Hospital? He is not just the front officer, he is also caretaker, security, accountant and so whatever roles come along, he be there for it. Doldam Hospital is a secluded hospital and what I seen is attractive and romantic hospital? Whoever been to this hospital will not intend to go out? President’s son, Dr. Do even that Dr. jung enemy of Master Kim are attached to this hospital until now. Really appreciate Dr. Kim as a great mentor, always teaching them the right ways to learn,

    In my opinions, I think Yoo Yun Soo is more handsome than Lee Min Ho. Only recently I come to know him because he was no much explore than Lee Min Ho in public as model and spokesman in commercials. Oh, man! I like this actor now. My Ost is “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli. Another thing what I like this drama is every episode ended with meaningful English Ost song titles?

  23. 73
    Jessie Says:

    @Killme Healme, agreed with you that this Chief Administrator Gi Tae is very professional in his job. He can be a spy or detective, who always give reliable information to Master Kim. He was always the reporter first-hand to know the news. Like in episode 11, he knew Dr.Kang got good offers from Chief Yoon Wan. Really like this guy, always care for his staffs welfares in Doldam Hospital.

  24. 74
    YanYan Says:

    Like what I observed that Korean viewers always gave ratings high on every dramas related to medical genre maybe a lot of things to learn beside the story of the dramas.
    Like some netrizens here, I’m also tired to watch all this medical genre dramas because they mostly not fully focus on the leads and more or less the same, they delivered other patients variety stories into the drama to expand the episodes.

  25. 75
    Fafs Says:

    Before asking where’s the romantic part of Kim Sabu, please do learn the definition of romantic first, then you’d understand why the title is like that.

  26. 76
    Mariana Says:

    Love this drama very much. Great to see the ratings keep increasing and it is so much better than “Doctors”. All this contribute to our great Master Kim, well casted by veteran actor Han Suk Kyu. With his experienced and impression made this drama so alive.

  27. 77
    Jen Says:

    I feel Doldam Hospital is much high-class hospital than most modern hospital. The feelings of the entrance is like a hotel and all the structures of wood and antique features the building is so historical. Even Chairman Shin want to hospitalize here.
    Fighting! One more last episode, pls make it over 30%! Going to miss this one of best drama soon.

  28. 78
    Coreen Says:

    Kudos to all the casts in this drama including the Director, Script-writers and crews. All of them deserve an award for this great drama. Watching from day 1 until now, never make me unsatisfactory or disagree with their concepts. Although a lot of fictions added into it but the creative story is very much appeal to audiences.

  29. 79
    Mah Says:

    Going to miss this drama very much. Hope there will be an extension for few more episodes. At the moment has no any good drama can replace this drama, so sad.

  30. 80
    Oranit Says:

    @Killme healme, not only you but I also perceive Chief Administrator Gi-tae was an entertaining angel in there. Teacher Kim and the rest of the staffs there won’t know anything beforehand if no Chief Administrator Gi-tae.
    I’m so appreciated him when he acted as a reporter found out that MERS is fake, and he was superb, he knew everyone background and their intentions to come to Doldam hospital.

    I appreciated Yoo Yeon Suk’s excellent actings here. Hope he will be in more new Kdramas in future.

  31. 81
    Theory Says:

    Why Korean viewers very much appreciated dramas related medical genre than others?

    Because every scenes or scripts shot and written is the fact and get approval from authorities. They can’t simply added fiction tales to spike the dramas. That’s why those dramas related to medical and detective genre had to do a lot of researches before written into a story. For me, I like some reliable facts than all times fictions. Not only entertaining but learn some facts at the end of the day.

  32. 82
    Nicey Says:

    @Honey, Tan is much more beautiful. Men is not manly if he is so white or pale. In America and many parts of the world, you will stand out you will get the envy of those people if you are a little Tan or Tan. Okay.

    Anyway, this drama is very addictive. Better than Good Doctor and Doctors. Highly recommended!!!!!!

  33. 83
    MaxT Says:

    This is the only medical drama has above 28% rating and the last episode could go above 30%. Hope they make a season 2 like Mrs Cop.

    Amazing drama in 2016-2017.

  34. 84
    fafs Says:

    Come on, for the last episode, S.Korean viewers, please do make this drama reaches 30+% for ratings!

  35. 85
    Norka Says:

    Does anyone know where to find the instrumental of the surgery scene at Ep 15? The scene is Gang Dong Joo doing surgery when the Director shouted at him.

  36. 86
    Hannah Says:

    29%!! Good enough.

    I don’t want this drama to end actually. I still wanna see their actions in Doldam Hospital. I do wanna watch how they’d handle the 6 burned patients from bus accident.

    Kuddos to writers, actors, directors and production team. The best medical korean drama that I’ve ever watched! I’m looking forward for the next project from the writer. 🤗

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