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 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 broad array of primary care topics. Dr. Lin is the California Academy of Family Physicians 2015 Preceptor of the Year, and the author of over 90 scholarly works and presentations.
4.7 out of 5
77 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

  • 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

  • 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-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

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Extremely impressed by Dr. Lin, staff & Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent dr. & staff.

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, 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, Oct 2014

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

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

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

4.7 out of 5
77 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Extremely impressed by Dr. Lin, staff & Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent dr. & staff.

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, 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, Oct 2014

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

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

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