Steven Lin

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
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.

Family Medicine at Hoover Pavilion

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9000
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Professional Education

Residency: O'Connor Hospital (2013) CA

Internship: O'Connor Hospital (2011) CA

Medical Education: Stanford University (2010) CA

Bachelor of Science, Duke University, NC (2006)

Honors & 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)

Pisacano Scholar, The Pisacano Leadership Foundation, American Board of Family Medicine (2009)

Community Outreach Award, American Academy of Family Physicians (2008)

Angels in Medicine Award, Angels in Medicine (2008)

Vera Moulton Wall Center Award in Arts, Humanities and Medicine, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (2008)

Schweitzer Fellow, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (2007)

William J. Griffith University Service Award, Duke University (2006)

Rainbow of Heroes Award, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (2005)

Serena WuDunn Memorial Scholar, Duke University (2005)

Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University (2004)

Howard Hughes Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2004)

Administrative Appointments

Co-Medical Director, Arbor Free Clinic, 2013

Co-Course Director, Patient Partner Program, 2013

Faculty, Center for Education and Research in Family and Community Medicine (CERFCM), 2013

Director, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program, 2013

Associate, Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program, 2011

Renewing US medical students' interest in primary care: bridging the role model gap
Teng, V. C., & Lin, S. Y. (2014). Renewing US medical students' interest in primary care: bridging the role model gap. POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 90(1059).

The symptom cluster-based approach to individualize patient-centered treatment for major depression.
Lin, S. Y., & Stevens, M. B. (2014). The symptom cluster-based approach to individualize patient-centered treatment for major depression. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine , 27(1), 151-159.

Stopping a Silent Killer in the Underserved Asian and Pacific Islander Community: A Chronic Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Prevention Clinic by Medical Students
Lin, S. Y., Chang, E. T., & So, S. K. (2009). Stopping a Silent Killer in the Underserved Asian and Pacific Islander Community: A Chronic Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Prevention Clinic by Medical Students. ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, 10(3), 383-386.

Building partnerships with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners to increase hepatitis B awareness and prevention
Chang, E. T., Lin, S. Y., Sue, E., Bergin, M., Su, J., & So, S. Ks. (2007). Building partnerships with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners to increase hepatitis B awareness and prevention. JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 13(10), 1125-1127.

Why we should routinely screen Asian American adults for hepatitis B: A cross-sectional study of Asians in California
Lin, S. Y., Chang, E. T., & So, S. K. (2007). Why we should routinely screen Asian American adults for hepatitis B: A cross-sectional study of Asians in California. HEPATOLOGY, 46(4), 1034-1040.

Hepatitis B and liver cancer knowledge and preventive practices among Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, California
Wu, C. A., Lin, S. Y., So, S. K., & Chang, E. T. (2007). Hepatitis B and liver cancer knowledge and preventive practices among Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, 8(1), 127-134.