Ja Hyun Shin, M.D., FACOG
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
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Ja Hyun Shin, M.D., FACOG

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female


Specialties and Expertise


  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery


  • Adenomyosis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Fibroids
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Ovarian Cysts


Dr. Ja Hyun Shin joins the Cornell OBGYN faculty as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Dr. Shin has expertise in advanced laparoscopic and robotic procedures and is passionate about helping women who suffer from endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, and other pelvic pain and bleeding disorders. She is dedicated to providing women with the least invasive but most effective treatment options, which include both surgical and non-surgical approaches.

Dr. Shin completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center followed by a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  She completed additional training in robotic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, after which she joined the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.  During her time at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shin served as the Director of Pelvic Pain and Multidisciplinary Resident Robotic Training, and was the Associate Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Fellowship Program. Within these roles, Dr. Shin focused on the education and training of residents, fellows, and faculty in performing safe minimally invasive surgeries.

Dr. Shin is committed to practicing evidence-based medicine and providing her patients with the most current information to optimize the decision-making process. She sits on numerous national committees and is active in research activities to help establish best practice guidelines, improve surgical techniques, and reduce surgical complications. She has been invited to speak and train other surgeons at national and international conferences extensively and has published her work in numerous peer-reviewed journals.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2006
  • M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, 2002
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • * Affinity Access
  • * Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • * Amida Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • * Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • * WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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