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Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

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

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(415) 476-0762  
Fax: (415) 726-0822
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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
  • 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
  • Medical and Surgical education

Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin is a gastrointestinal and acute care surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper digestive tract. Dr. Lin treats conditions of the bile ducts, esophagus, gallbladder, intestines and stomach. 

Dr. Lin received his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, followed by a general surgery residency at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at UCSF. He subsequently joined the Department of Surgery faculty as a member of the Division of General Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Lin has been keenly focused on medical and surgical education. He has earned certificates from the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) and the UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program. 

In 2017, Dr. Lin was appointed Associate Director of the Surgery Clerkship at the UCSF School of Medicine. UCSF has consistently ranked among the top progrrams for surgical education of medical students by US News and World Report. Dr. Lin also serves as Surgery Clerkship Site Director at UCSF Parnassus and as PISCES Surgery Liaison for third year medical students, overseeing the surgical curriculum and pairing students with surgery preceptors. 

In 2019, Dr. Lin was inducted into the prestigious Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. 

In addition to medical and surgical education, Dr. Lin's research interests include advanced foregut endoscopy, rescue therapies for weight regain, complex hernia repairs, acute care surgery, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Lin serves on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Emergent Technology Committee and the American Hernia Society Membership Committee, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in his fields of interest.

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  1. Hernandez S, Nnamani Silva ON, Lin MYC, Kim EH, Sosa JA, Campbell AR, O'Sullivan PS, Roman SA. Near-Peer Learning During the Surgical Clerkship: A Way to Facilitate Learning After a 15-Month Preclinical Curriculum. J Surg Educ. 2020 Sep 12. View in PubMed
  2. McDonald JA, Lai CJ, Lin MYC, O'Sullivan PS, Hauer KE. "There Is a Lot of Change Afoot": A Qualitative Study of Faculty Adaptation to Elimination of Tiered Grades With Increased Emphasis on Feedback in Core Clerkships. Acad Med. 2020 Sep 08. View in PubMed
  3. Ross JT, Liang NE, Lebares CC, Carter JT, Harris HW, Cello JP, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Academic General Surgical Program: Implications for Acute Care Surgeons. Surg Innov. 2020 Sep 07; 1553350620957802. View in PubMed
  4. Nnamani Silva ON, Hernandez S, Kim EH, Kim AS, Gosnell J, Roman SA, Lin MYC. Surgery Clerkship Curriculum Changes at an Academic Institution during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Surg Educ. 2020 Aug 17. View in PubMed
  5. James X. Wu, Christian de Virgilio, Matthew Y. C. Lin, Danielle M. Hari. New Onset of Painless Jaundice. Surgery. 2020 Jan 1; 239-246. View in PubMed
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