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Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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  • 1998-2001, University of California Riverside, B.S. Biomedical Sciences, cum laude. June 2001
  • 2001- 2005  University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • M.D., June 2005
  • 2005-2006  Internship,  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Categorical Internship- General Surgery,  Torrance, CA
  • 2006-2011  Residency,  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Categorical General Surgery, Torrance, CA
  • 2011-2012, Clinical fellow in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery
  • Divsion of General Surgery, University of California San Francisco
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbidly Obese Undergoing Lung Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) in Morbidly Obese Patients  Awaiting Liver Transplantation and in Post-Transplant setting
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Pre-transplant Candidates
  • Long-term outcomes for Heller myotomy

Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D. is a gastrointestinal surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Lin is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Lin received his M.D. from UCLA School of Medicine followed by a general surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In 2011-2012, Dr. Lin was the UCSF fellow in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, a position funded by the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships.

In June, 2012, Dr. Lin presented the results of an study to the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) suggesting sleeve gastrectomy may be performed safely in carefully selected morbidly obese patients with impending organ failure and the significant weight loss they achieve may make them more suitable candidates for transplantation. The study was conducted by UCSF bariatric and transplant faculty. It was the largest such study of its kind to date. The story was also reported by ABC News.

Dr. Lin has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

  1. Cardiac Morbidity and Mortality Following Surgery for Gastrointestinal  Carcinomas Lin M, Haukoos J, Tahernia A, deVirgilio C. American Surgeon 2005  Oct.:71(10):833-6 Use of admission serum lactate and sodium levels to predict mortality in necrotizing  soft-tissue infections.
  2. Yaghoubian A, deVirgilio C, Dauphine C, Lewis RJ, Lin M. Archive of Surgery  2007 Sept:142(9):840-.6 Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas: A Rare and Atypically Aggressive  Disease Among Male Patients Lin M, Stabile BE. American Surgeon 2010 Oct; 76(10):1075-8. Characteristics of Colorectal Cancer Amongst Asian Americans
  3. Lin M, Liu W, Aboulian A, Huntley J, Etzioni D, Petrie B. American Surgeon 2010;  Oct;76(10):1154-7. Successful Enhanced Recovery Program After Colorectal Surgery in a County  Institution Aboulian
  4. A, Zailani H, Lin M, Kaji A, Kumar R. American Surgeon 2010  Oct;76(10):1158-62. Preoperative Serum Albumin but not Prealbumin is an Excellent Predictor of  Postoperative Complications and Mortality in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients Lin M, Stabile BE. American Surgeon (In Press) Third Place in Resident Paper Competition
  5. Safety and Feasibility of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Morbidly Obese Patients After Liver Transplant. Surg Endo (In Press)
    Lin M, Sarin A, et al.