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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.

Most recent publications from a total of 19
  1. James X. Wu, Christian de Virgilio, Matthew Y. C. Lin, Danielle M. Hari. New Onset of Painless Jaundice. . 2020 Jan 1; 239-246. View in PubMed
  2. Manan P. Shah, Matthew Y. C. Lin, Christian de Virgilio. Postprandial Right Upper Quadrant Pain. . 2020 Jan 1; 209-219. View in PubMed
  3. Manan P. Shah, Matthew Y. C. Lin, Paul N. Frank, Christian de Virgilio. Right Upper Quadrant Pain, Fever, Nausea, and Vomiting. . 2020 Jan 1; 221-226. View in PubMed
  4. Areg Grigorian, Matthew Y. C. Lin, Christian de Virgilio. Severe Epigastric Pain with Nausea and Vomiting. . 2020 Jan 1; 227-237. View in PubMed
  5. Ogonna Nnamani, Andre R. Campbell, Sanziana A. Roman, Julie Ann Sosa, Matthew Y.C. Lin, Patricia S. O'Sullivan. Students Are Watching: They See How Surgical Residents and Attendings Deal with Difficult Situations. . 2019 Oct 1; 229(4):e192. View in PubMed
  6. 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 09 01; 103(9):3194-3204. View in PubMed
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Neil A. Ray, Dillon Kwiat, Stanley Rogers, Matthew Y. C. Lin. Lowering the Barrier of Surgical Endoscopy With a Novel Articulating Retractor. . 2017 Sep 1; 11(3):034501. View in PubMed
  10. 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
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