10 K-Drama Doctors We Could Easily Fall In Love With IRL

Ft. pediatricians, neurosurgeons, and even a doctor from Joseon!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Life/JTBC, (RIGHT) Doctor Stranger/SBS

There's just something about those white coats and the fact that they help people's lives that make doctors sooo attractive. Here's a list of 10 doctors from K-dramas that we would willingly fall in love with! 

1. Jung Jae-yi from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

The actor: Lee Jae Yoon 

What makes him so special: He's Bok Joo's (Lee Sung Kyung) first lovea kind and caring doctor who runs an obesity clinic! There's one problem, though: He has a hard time expressing his feelings for his best friend. 

Where you can watch the show: Netflix, Viu 

2. Park Hoon from Doctor Stranger (2014) 

The actor: Lee Jong Suk  

What makes him so special: He is a South Korean thoracic surgeon who was raised in North Korea! According to Viu, Park Hoon leaves his life in the North and defects to the South, where he "struggles with his renewed freedom and finds himself increasingly estranged from his own home."  

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Where you can watch the show: Netflix, Viu 

3. Ahn Jeong-won from Hospital Playlist (2020) 

The actor: Yoo Yeon Seok

What makes him so special: He's a pediatrician! During the show's official press conference with Netflix, Yeon Seok said, "Jung-won cares for his patients like they're his own children. However, he's sensitive and flippant towards his long-time friends.

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Where you can watch the show: Netflix

4. Lee Kang from Chocolate (2020) 

The actor: Yoon Kye Sang 

What makes him so special: According to My Drama List, he is a neurosurgeon who once dreamed of becoming a cook. When he starts working at a hospice ward, he reunites with Cha Young (Ha Ji Won) a woman who became a chef because of him! 

Where you can watch the show: Netflix

5. Park Shi-on from The Good Doctor (2013) 

The actor: Joo Won

What makes him so special: Netflix writes that Shi-on is a pediatric surgeon AND an autistic savant—this means that he is someone on the autism spectrum who possesses extraordinary skills not exhibited by most people. 

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Where you can watch the show: Netflix 

6. John Cha from Doctor John (2019) 

The actor: Ji Sung

What makes him so special: John is a promising doctor who needs only 10 seconds to figure out a patient's condition, says Viu. However, he was imprisoned for performing euthanasia on a dying patient whose pain he couldn't reduce. 

Where you can watch the show: Viu 

7. Ye Jin-woo from Life (2018) 

The actor: Lee Dong Wook 

What makes him so special:  Dong Wook plays the role of an ER doctor who works at Sangkook University Hospital, where he gets caught between hospital administration power struggles. 

Where you can watch the show: Netflix 

8. Seo Woo-jin from Dr. Romantic Season 2 (2020) 

The actor: Ahn Hyo Seop

What makes him so special: Doldam Hospital's newcomer is a cynical general surgeon with a troubled past. The way he can "reset" his love interest's mind will shock you! 

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Where you can watch the show: Viu 

9. Heo-im from Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo (2017) 

The actor: Kim Nam Gil 

What makes him so special: According to Viu, Heo-im is a doctor from the Joseon dynasty who travels 400 years into the future, where he meets—and falls for—a cold-hearted modern practitioner! 

Where you can watch the show: Viu 

10. Prof. Hong Ji-hong from Doctors (2016) 

The actor: Kim Rae Won

What makes him so special: He mentors Dr. Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye), a girl he first met thirteen years ago, and teaches her how to be more compassionate. 

Where you can watch the show: Netflix 

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