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Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

Matthew Y. C. Lin, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of General Surgery
  • Director, UCSF Surgery Clerkship Program

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(415) 476-0762  
Fax: (415) 726-0822
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1998-2001, University of California Riverside, B.S. Biomedical Sciences, cum laude. June 2001
2001- 2005  University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
M.D., June 2005

  • 2005-2006  Internship,  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Categorical Internship- General Surgery,  Torrance, CA
  • 2006-2011  Residency,  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Categorical General Surgery, Torrance, CA
  • 2011-2012, Clinical fellow in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery
  • Divsion of General Surgery, University of California San Francisco
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbidly Obese Undergoing Lung Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) in Morbidly Obese Patients  Awaiting Liver Transplantation and in Post-Transplant setting
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Pre-transplant Candidates
  • Long-term outcomes for Heller myotomy
  • Medical and Surgical education

Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin is a gastrointestinal and acute care surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper digestive tract. Dr. Lin treats conditions of the bile ducts, esophagus, gallbladder, intestines and stomach. 

Dr. Lin received his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, followed by a general surgery residency at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at UCSF. He subsequently joined the Department of Surgery faculty as a member of the Division of General Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Lin has been keenly focused on medical and surgical education. He has earned certificates from the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) and the UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program. 

In 2017, Dr. Lin was appointed Associate Director of the Surgery Clerkship at the UCSF School of Medicine. UCSF has consistently ranked among the top progrrams for surgical education of medical students by US News and World Report. Dr. Lin also serves as Surgery Clerkship Site Director at UCSF Parnassus and as PISCES Surgery Liaison for third year medical students, overseeing the surgical curriculum and pairing students with surgery preceptors. 

In 2019, Dr. Lin was inducted into the prestigious Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. 

In addition to medical and surgical education, Dr. Lin's research interests include advanced foregut endoscopy, rescue therapies for weight regain, complex hernia repairs, acute care surgery, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Lin serves on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Emergent Technology Committee and the American Hernia Society Membership Committee, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in his fields of interest.

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  1. Hernandez S, Nnamani Silva ON, Conroy P, Weiser L, Thompson A, Mohamedaly S, Coe TM, Alseidi A, Campbell AR, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Bursting the Hidden Curriculum Bubble: A Surgical Near-Peer Mentorship Pilot Program for URM Medical Students. J Surg Educ. 2022 Jan-Feb; 79(1):11-16. View in PubMed
  2. Abel MK, Collins C, Lancaster EM, Poncelet A, Lin MYC, Bongiovanni T, Wick EC. Instilling Resiliency in Surgical Education: The Benefits of Longitudinal Medical Student Learning. J Surg Res. 2021 11; 267:512-515. View in PubMed
  3. Weiser L, Nnamani Silva ON, Thompson A, Hernandez S, Kelly YM, Kim EH, Campbell AR, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Alseidi A, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Paying it forward: A pilot program for near-peer support for medical students during the surgery clerkship. Am J Surg. 2021 09; 222(3):501-503. View in PubMed
  4. Nnamani Silva ON, Hernandez S, Kim AS, Campbell AR, Kim EH, Alseidi A, Wick EC, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Where Do We Go From Here? Assessing Medical Students' Surgery Clerkship Preparedness During COVID-19. J Surg Educ. 2021 Sep-Oct; 78(5):1574-1582. View in PubMed
  5. Nnamani Silva ON, Campbell AR, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Lin MYC, O'Sullivan PS. Students are watching: They see how surgical residents and attendings deal with difficult situations. Am J Surg. 2021 05; 221(5):910-912. View in PubMed
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