Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim tells a story about 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.
- Drama: Dr. Romantic (English title) / Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Nangmandakteo Kimsaboo
- Hangul: 낭만닥터 김사부
- Director: Yu In-Sik, Park Soo-Jin
- Writer: Kang Eun-Kyung
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 20 + 1 special episode
- Release Date: November 7, 2016 – January 17, 2017
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
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Boo Yong-Joo was a famous surgeon with the nickname of “Hand of God.” He suddenly disappeared and nobody knew exactly why. Boo Young-Joo is now as Teacher Kim and he calls himself the Romantic Doctor. He enjoys his life in seclusion.
Kang Dong-Joo became a doctor to win somebody over and Yoon Seo-Jung become a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values and comfort from love.
- Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Torrent Files takes over the SBS Monday & Tuesday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” and will be replaced by “Defendant” on January 23, 2017.
- Related titles (drama series):
- Dr. Romantic | Nangmandakteo Kimsaboo (SBS / 2016)
- Dr. Romantic 2 | Nangmandakteo Kimsaboo 2 (SBS / 2020)