Biography


Dr. Kenneth Lin is an orthopaedic surgeon and clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Lin has clinical expertise in minimally invasive and reconstructive techniques of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. As a former college athlete, he understands the demands and challenges facing athletes of all ages and competition levels.

Following his undergraduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He attended residency at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Upon graduation, Dr. Lin received the Thomas P. Sculco Award, selected by hospital staff, for exemplary service and exceptional core values. In addition, his peers selected him to receive the Jean C. McDaniel Award for leadership, professionalism, and ethics in patient care. As a Sports Medicine fellow at Stanford, Dr. Lin received special training in complex knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip conditions.

He treats chronic conditions, sports injuries, and traumatic injuries affecting the arm and leg. Dr. Lin has expertise in treating complex knee, shoulder, and elbow conditions, as well as injuries of the hip and ankle. He specializes in joint preservation, tendon/ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and fracture care. Dr. Lin uses nonsurgical, arthroscopic and traditional open surgery techniques. He takes a minimally invasive approach to achieve the greatest recovery with the least invasive treatment.

Dr. Lin has academic research interests in the clinical, basic science, and biomechanical foundations of injury, healing, and rehabilitation. He continues to participate in clinical outcomes research and laboratory research. His research focus is developing new surgical techniques and harnessing emerging technologies for both surgical and nonsurgical treatment. He also has special interest in understanding the biological basis of healing and regeneration of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

He has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. He has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters.

Dr. Lin is a Bay Area native who enjoys surfing, traveling, and being outdoors. He loves coaching, playing, and watching sports. Dr. Lin has provided medical coverage for various types of sporting events. He has also served as a team physician for multiple high schools and junior colleges. Dr. Lin previously served as the assistant team physician for Stanford University Athletics.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (2022) CA
  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2021) NY
  • Medical Education: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (2016) MO

Practice Locations


Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

6121 Hollis Street, Suite 900

Emeryville , CA 94608

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

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Sports Medicine Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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Everyone was pleasant and welcoming, and my concerns were addressed well.
Dr Lin is friendly, thorough and complex in his diagnoses, not focused on single issues.
Dr. Lin is an excellent, professional, knowledgeable, empathetic,, patient, doctor.
Good listener, Clear communicator
Dr. Lin is great! He was went in to detail what the problem was. He gave many options as far as treatment goes. Besides that he was very friendly. I believe he really knows how to speaks to his patience. Thank you!
Thanks for the great care you always seem to provide
Thoughtful, personable, helpful
Dr. Lin is super nice, and knowledgeable professional. I am looking forward to working with him on his prescribed treatment plan.
the doctor is friendly
Calm, efficient. Good listener and very clear explanations.
Thanks much, doctor and staff are great.
This dr is the best! He told me the truth. He really tried to help m. I’m so grateful .
Personable, addressed all my concerns. Felt good about the whole thing!
Overall my experience with Dr. Lin and the entire staff was great, thenak you.

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