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Ki Y. Shin, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation


Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1414
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT5.6026
Phone: (713) 745-2327
Fax: (713) 792-6092

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

6/1995-6/1998 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. M. Catherine Spires
6/1994-6/1995 Transitional Rotating Internship, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. Jack Carman

Board Certifications

2/2006 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Section Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2001-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Team Leader, Fall Advisory Committee, 1/2000-present

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, 2001-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2007-present
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Member, 2001-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen B, Fu J, Yadav R, Bruera E. Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation: the Experience of a National Comprehensive Cancer Center. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90(5(suppl)):S63-S68, 5/2011. PMID: 21765265.
2. Guo Y, Shin KY, Hainley S, Bruera E, Palmer JL. Inpatient Rehabilitation Improved Functional Status in Asthenic Patients with Solid and Hematologic Malignancies. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90(4):265-71, 4/2011. e-Pub 1/2011. PMID: 21273895.
3. Fu JB, Parsons HA, Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen BS, Yadav RR, Smith DW. Comparison of Functional Outcomes in Low- and High-Grade Astrocytoma Rehabilitation Inpatients. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89(3):205-212, 3/2010. e-Pub 1/2010. PMID: 20068429.
4. Basen-Engquist K, Lenihan D, Carmack Taylor C, Lu K, Perkins H, Hughes D, McFalls K, Shin K. Fitness and quality of life in endometrial cancer survivors and controls. Journal of Clinical Oncology 25:18S, 2007.
5. Lee HJ, Oran B, Saliba RM, Couriel DM, Shin K, Massey P, Neumann J, de Lima M, Champlin R, Giralt S. Steroid-myopathy in patients with acute graft versus host disease treated with high-dose steroid therapy. Bone Marrow Transplant 38(4):299-303, 8/2006. e-Pub 7/2006. PMID: 16819437.
6. Guo Y, Shin K. Rehabilitation needs of cancer patients. Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 (2):83-99, 2005.
7. Guo Y, Shin K. Unique use of botulinum toxin to decrease adductor tone and allow surgical excision of vulvar carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer 14:100-3, 2004. PMID: 14764036.
8. Tong HC, Kandala G, Haig AJ, Nelson VS, Yamakawa KS, Shin KY. Physical Functioning in Female Caregivers of Children with Physical Disabilities Compared with Female Caregivers of Children with a Chronic Medical Condition. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156(11):1138-42, 2002. PMID: 12413344.
9. Shin K, Priebe MM, Rossi D. Follow up of Surgical Managed Pressure Ulcers in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury: Predictive Factors for Recurrence. J Am Paraplegia Soc 17(2):29, 1994.

Invited Articles

1. Sumler, S, Shin K. The benefits of massage therapy. Coping Magazine, 2007.
2. Shin KY. Massage Tailored for Cancer Patients: Services for Patients and Families in High Demand. CancerWise, 2004.
Other Articles
1. Shin, KY. The many benefits of massage. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Oncolog, 2006.


1. Shin, KY. Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation with the Assistance of a Leukemia-trained Hospitalist at a National Comprehensive Cancer Center. American Academy of PM&R 71st Annual Assembly, November 4-7, 2010, Seattle, WA. PM&R Journal 2(9S):S18-S19, 11/2010.
2. Shin K. Acute inpatient rehabilitation outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy in a major tertiary national cancer center. 4th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul, Korea, June, 2007.
3. Shin K. Challenging Lymphedema Patient. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 17th International Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, June 30-July 2. Support Care Cancer 13:480, 2005.
4. Shin KY, Zhang T, Kaur G. Acute Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Outcomes after Initial and Repeat Surgical Resection for Glioblastoma Multiforma. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 16th International Symposium, Miami Beach, Florida, June 24-27, 2004.
5. Shin K, Yadav R, Guo Y, Konzen B. Acute Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Unit (ACRU) Outcomes at an NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center. American Society of Clinical Oncology 40th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, June 3-4, 2004.
6. Strasser F, Palmer JL, Castro M, Shen L, Willey JS, Shin KY, Sivesind D, Beale E, Bruera E. Impact of Physician Sitting (sit) Versus Standing (sta) During Inpatient Oncology Consultations: Patients’ preference and perception of compassion and duration. A randomized controlled trail (RCT). American Society of Clinical Oncology, 39th Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, May, 2003.
7. Guo Y Shin K. Unique use of Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) to Decrease Hip Adductor Tone, Allowing Surgical Excision of Vulva Carcinoma: A Case Report. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 63rd Annual Assembly. Orlando, Florida, 11/2002.
8. Shin KY, Bishop M, Kendall D, Washington C, Yi A. Bleeding Complications after Physical Therapy in the Thrombocytopenic Patient. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 14th International Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, June, 2002.

Book Chapters

1. Hwang A, Shin KY. Applying physical medicine and rehabilitation principles. In: Cancer Pain Management. McGraw-Hill: New York. In Press.
2. Shin KY. Cancer Rehabilitation: Basic Ideas and Principles. In: Cancer: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. Ed(s) Shin KY, Buschbacher RM. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, 2-3, 2014. ISBN: 9781936287048.
3. Shin KY. Rehabilitation at the End of Life. In: Cancer: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. Ed(s) Shin KY, Buschbacher RM. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, 154-155, 2014. ISBN: 9781936287048.
4. Yadav R, Shin KY, Guo Y, Konzen B. Cancer Rehabilitation. In: Medical Care of Cancer Patients, 1. Ed(s) Yeung SJ, Escalante CP, Gagel RF. BC Decker: New York, 563-570, 2009.
5. Konzen B, Shin KY. The assessment and management of lymphoedema. In: Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer. 5. Ed(s) Booth S, Earl H. Oxford University Press: Oxford, NY, 51-63, 2006.
6. Ramineni N Shin KY. Cancer Rehabilitation. In: M. D. Anderson Manual of Clinical Oncology. 44. Ed(s) Kantarjian H, Koller C, Wolff R. McGraw-Hill: New York, 1107-17, 2004.
7. Shin K. Rehabilitation. In: World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Cancer Report. 6. IARC Press, 292-6, 2003.
8. Shin KY, Gillis TA, Garden FH. Cancer Rehabilitation: General Principles. In: PM&R Secrets. 55. Hanley & Belfus, 325-33, 2002.
9. Shin K. Principles of Cancer Rehabilitation. In: Cambridge Handbook of Advanced Cancer. 6. Cambridge University Press, 45-50, 2000.

Books (edited and written)

1. Shin KY, Editor. Cancer: Rehabilitation Medicine Reference. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, 2014. ISBN: 9781936287048.

Last updated: 7/23/2014