Steven Lin

Steven Lin

Family medicine doctor

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. 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. He has received numerous national awards and is recognized among the top 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, and mental health. He is proficient in a wide range of primary care procedures – including over thirty different skin, musculoskeletal, and women’s health procedures that are performed in the office. Dr. Lin is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and provides the highest quality, evidence based, culturally competent care to people of all backgrounds.

Dr. Lin is the medical director of Stanford Family Medicine and the associate section chief for medical education in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. He loves to teach, do research, and design innovative medical education programs. Dr. Lin is the founder of the nationally recognized O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program and the co-founder of the Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (SHIELD). His research spans a broad spectrum of primary care topics. Dr. Lin is the author of over 140 scholarly works and presentations.
4.8 out of 5
253 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Youth in Transition Program

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

  • Clinician Educator Research Award, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)
  • New Faculty Scholar Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2016)
  • 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

  • Medical Director, Stanford Family Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Associate Section Chief for Medical Education, Division of Primary Care and Population Health (2016 - Present)
  • Director of Research and Innovation, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program (2015 - Present)
  • Founder and Co-Director, MD Program Early Matriculation Bootcamp (2015 - 2016)
  • Founder and Co-Director, Family Medicine Minor Procedure Service (2015 - Present)
  • Founder and Director, Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship (2015 - Present)
  • Founder and Co-Director, Interprofessional Management of Population Health with Advanced Computer Technology (IMPACT) Program (2015 - 2016)
  • Co-Founder and Director of Program Development, 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)
  • Associate, Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program (2011 - 2015)
  • Founder and Director, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program (2010 - 2015)
4.9

Friendliness

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Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

Simply wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor Lin, Steven Yu-Ta is a very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor Lin, Steven Yu-Ta is a very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I always received a quick reply from either phone or emails.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Lin is excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Lin is a great provider, I understand every he said, (I could not be an interpreter if I don't understand him). Anyway, I am glad to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

The doctor was very caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Lin is very nice and approachable. I feel comfortable to discuss my concern with him and he listened and showed his care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Lin is always so professional and warm. I always feel comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Outstanding primary care provider; excellent exam & discussion; pre+ post visit messages were very helpful.

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4.8 out of 5
253 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

Simply wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor Lin, Steven Yu-Ta is a very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor Lin, Steven Yu-Ta is a very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I always received a quick reply from either phone or emails.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Lin is excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Lin is a great provider, I understand every he said, (I could not be an interpreter if I don't understand him). Anyway, I am glad to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

The doctor was very caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Lin is very nice and approachable. I feel comfortable to discuss my concern with him and he listened and showed his care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Lin is always so professional and warm. I always feel comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Outstanding primary care provider; excellent exam & discussion; pre+ post visit messages were very helpful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Lin was very thorough, caring & professional. I was very impressed, like Dr. Lin a lot.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Great doctor & communicator!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Lin is the best!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Just like the retired Dr. Samuel LeBaron, I think I found the perfect replacement, Dr. Steven Lin.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

The entire experience with this physician was very positive and I would recommend Dr. Lin.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Lin is very attentive, considerate and pay attention to every detail. He is the best!

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.