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James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My personal mission is to contribute to the overall care of the surgical patient through clinical practice, training, and education. My research interests, as they pertain to this mission, are the surgical management of reflux, minimal access surgical techniques, evidenced based surgery, surgical skills acquisition, and surgical education.
Dana Lin MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Bio Dana Lin, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of endocrine tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as malignant melanoma. Her clinical practice is based at the Stanford Cancer Center. She also serves as an attending surgeon in endocrine surgery at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Dr. Lin earned her bachelor of science degree in biology at Stanford University and medical degree at the State University of New York School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, where she was awarded the Gallo Award from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for outstanding cancer research in melanoma.
To further hone her clinical interest in endocrine surgery, she completed a dedicated endocrine surgery fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. She has expertise in mini-incision thyroid and parathyroidectomy, lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer and melanoma, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
Dr. Lin is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications related to endocrine disease and melanoma. Her ongoing clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary treatment and outcomes of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Dr. Lin is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is an active associate member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.