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Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Associate Director,
UCSF Surgery Clerkship Program

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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
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • 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. Alba DL, Farooq JA, Lin MYC, Schafer AL, Shepherd J, Koliwad SK. Subcutaneous Fat Fibrosis Links Obesity to Insulin Resistance in Chinese Americans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Sep 01; 103(9):3194-3204. View in PubMed
  2. Kumar SB, Hamilton BC, Wood SG, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Lin MY. Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than laparoscopic gastric bypass? a comparison of 30-day complications using the MBSAQIP data registry. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 03; 14(3):264-269. View in PubMed
  3. Luu HY, Bhangoo MS, Lin MYC. A Rare Cause of Small-Bowel Ischemia. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 153(1):81-82. View in PubMed
  4. Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H. Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):355-60. View in PubMed
  5. Kaplan JA, Schecter SC, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC, Posselt AM, Carter JT. Expanded indications for bariatric surgery: should patients on chronic steroids be offered bariatric procedures? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan; 13(1):35-40. View in PubMed
  6. Kaplan JA, Schecter S, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Carter JT. Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Elective or Emergency Paraesophageal Hernia Repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(11):1094-6. View in PubMed
  7. Carter JT, Kaplan JA, Nguyen JN, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Harris HW. A prospective, randomized controlled trial of single-incision laparoscopic vs conventional 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May; 218(5):950-9. View in PubMed
  8. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe and efficacious for pretransplant candidates. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):653-8. View in PubMed
  9. Lin MY, Tavakol MM, Sarin A, Amirkiai SM, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Posselt AM. Safety and feasibility of sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients following liver transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan; 27(1):81-5. View in PubMed
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