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 is an active member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. As a recipient of numerous national awards, including the American Academy of Family Physicians Award of Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Lin is ranked among the top 1% of new family doctors in the United States.

Dr. Lin cares for people of all ages, often for members of the same family. He has a particular interest in preventive cardiology, diabetes, hepatitis B, mental health, and primary care procedures – including a wide range of skin, musculoskeletal, and women’s health procedures that are done in the office. Dr. Lin is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and always provides the highest quality, evidence based, culturally competent care to people of all backgrounds.

Dr. Lin loves to teach, do research, and pilot innovative education programs. He is the founding director of the nationally recognized O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency Program, the co-medical director of Arbor Free Clinic, and an associate instructor for Educators-4-CARE. His research covers a broad array of primary care topics. Dr. Lin is the winner of the William C. Fowkes MD Teaching Award, and the author of over 70 scholarly works and presentations.

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

Year of the Family Physician Member Spotlight, California Academy of Family Physicians (2014)

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 - Present)

Co-Director, Patient Partner Program (2013 - Present)

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

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

Effectiveness of a smartphone app for guiding antidepressant drug selection.
Man, C., Nguyen, C., & Lin, S. (2014). Effectiveness of a smartphone app for guiding antidepressant drug selection. Family medicine, 46(8), 626-630.

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.

Value-Added Medical Education: Engaging Future Doctors to Transform Health Care Delivery Today.
Lin, S. Y., Schillinger, E., & Irby, D. M. (2014). Value-Added Medical Education: Engaging Future Doctors to Transform Health Care Delivery Today. Journal of general internal medicine.

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), 1-2.

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.