Steven Lin

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Bio:   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 physicians 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, and the co-founder of the Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive. His research covers a wide array of primary care topics. Dr. Lin is the California Academy of Family Physicians 2015 Preceptor of the Year, and the author of over 100 scholarly works and presentations.
4.8 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Family Medicine at Hoover Pavilion

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)
  • 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

  • Pisacano Leadership Foundation Alumni Award, American Board of Family Medicine (2015)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Faculty for Tomorrow Task Force Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2015-2017)
  • Preceptor of the Year, California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (2015)
  • Clinician-Educator Research Award, Division of General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • 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

  • Director, MD Program Early Matriculation Bootcamp (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Family Medicine Minor Procedure Service (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Interprofessional Management of Population Health with Advanced Computer Technology (IMPACT) Program (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Founder, Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (SHIELD) (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Medical Director, Arbor Free Clinic (2013 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Patient Partners Program (2013 - 2015)
  • Director, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program (2013 - Present)
  • Associate, Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program (2011 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Lin doesn't rush in talking to me about my medical problems. He's a very good listener.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Excellent Dr. & staff Stanford is a fantastic facility.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am completely pleased with my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have confidence for my family doctor Lin.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

thanks

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

He was great. Spent enough time to cover the problem, answered my questions, but didn't waste time either (which I appreciate).

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Extremely impressed by Dr. Lin, staff & Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Lin is excellent, also his nurse and his team. They are the best and very professional. We love them.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent dr. & staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Most impressed with Dr. Steven Lin. Very conscientious and thorough. Feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Lin was most impressive, conscientious and kind. He was a great listener, and very dedicated to helping me. It was an EXCELLENT experience.

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4.8 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Lin doesn't rush in talking to me about my medical problems. He's a very good listener.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Excellent Dr. & staff Stanford is a fantastic facility.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am completely pleased with my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have confidence for my family doctor Lin.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

thanks

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

He was great. Spent enough time to cover the problem, answered my questions, but didn't waste time either (which I appreciate).

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Extremely impressed by Dr. Lin, staff & Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Lin is excellent, also his nurse and his team. They are the best and very professional. We love them.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent dr. & staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Most impressed with Dr. Steven Lin. Very conscientious and thorough. Feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Lin was most impressive, conscientious and kind. He was a great listener, and very dedicated to helping me. It was an EXCELLENT experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very understanding, shows great concern. Patiently listens and gives valuable advices.