Dr. Dana Lin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of endocrine diseases as well as malignant melanoma. She has technical expertise in mini-incision thyroid and parathyroidectomy, lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer and melanoma, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Dr. Lin's passion is to deliver high-quality, compassionate surgical care that is evidence-based, and yet individualized to the needs and values of each patient.
Dr. Lin earned her B.S. in Biology at Stanford University and M.D. at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in General Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she also conducted translational research in melanoma at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
After residency, she completed a subspecialty fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. In the course of her training, her deep interest in medical education and human spirituality also led her to pursue an additional fellowship in Surgical Education at Stanford as well as a Master of Arts in Religion at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dr. Lin has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications related to endocrine disease, melanoma, and surgical education. She is an active member of several national societies including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
- Endocrine Surgery
- Melanoma Surgery
- Adrenal Tumors
- Lymph Node Dissection
- Multinodular Goiter
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodule
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Curriculum Director, ACS Education Institute / Goodman Surgical Education Center, Stanford Department of Surgery (2014 - Present)
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital MA, Endocrine Surgery (2011)
Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine CA, Surgical Education and Simulation (2013)
Residency, Rutgers (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School NJ, General Surgery (2010)
Internship, Rutgers (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School NJ, General Surgery (2005)
MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine NY (2004)
MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary MA, Religion (2002)
BS, Stanford University CA, Biology (1997)
Board Certification, American Board of Surgery, Surgery (2011)