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 90 scholarly works and presentations.
4.8 out of 5
63 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Family Medicine at Hoover Pavilion

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9000
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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 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, Stanford Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription (COMET) Fellowship (2015 - Present)

Director, Interprofessional Management of Population Health with Advanced Computer Technology (IMPACT) Program (2015 - 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)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.8

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

4.6

Wait times

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.

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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.

Hepatitis B Screening in Asian and Pacific Islanders: New Guidelines, Old Barriers.
Nguyen, C. T., & Lin, S. Y. (2014). Hepatitis B Screening in Asian and Pacific Islanders: New Guidelines, Old Barriers. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health.

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.

4.8 out of 5
63 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

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.