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Steven Lin

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Dr. Lin is an expert clinician, educator, and researcher in the specialty of family medicine. He earned his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his medical training at Stanford’s family medicine residency program at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, California. Dr. Lin is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and an active member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. As a recipient of both the National Award of Excellence in Graduate Medical Education and the Pisacano Leadership Foundation Award, Dr. Lin is ranked among the top 1% of new family doctors in the United States.

Dr. Lin practices full spectrum family medicine and cares for people of all ages, often for members of the same family. He has a particular interest in preventive cardiology, diabetes, hepatitis, mental health, and primary care procedures – including a wide range of skin, musculoskeletal, and gynecological procedures that are done in the office. Dr. Lin is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and always provides the highest quality, culturally competent care to people of all ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Lin loves to teach and do research. He is the Founding Director of the O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency Program, the Co-Medical Director of Arbor Free Clinic, and Clinical Instructor for Educators-4-CARE. His research covers a broad array of primary care topics. Dr. Lin is the author of over 60 scholarly works and winner of the William C. Fowkes Teaching Award.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Medical Director, Arbor Free Clinic (2013 - present)
  • Co-Course Director, Patient Partner Program (2013 - present)
  • Faculty, Center for Education and Research in Family and Community Medicine (CERFCM) (2013 - present)
  • Director, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program (2013 - present)
  • Associate, Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program (2011 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Citation in National Hepatitis B Screening Recommendations, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2014)
  • National Innovative Program Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2014)
  • William C. Fowkes, Jr., MD Teaching Award, O'Connor Hospital, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2013)
  • Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, American Academy of Family Physicians (2012)
  • Citation in National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011)
  • Citation in National Report on Hepatitis and Liver Cancer, Institute of Medicine (2010)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine (2013 - present)
  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians (2010 - present)
  • Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2010 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: O'Connor Hospital CA (2013)
Internship: O'Connor Hospital CA (2011)
Medical Education: Stanford University CA (2010)
Bachelor of Science: Duke University, NC (2006)

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