Dana Lin, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of endocrine tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as malignant melanoma. Her clinical practice is based at the Stanford Cancer Center. She also serves as an attending surgeon in endocrine surgery at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Dr. Lin earned her bachelor of science degree in biology at Stanford University and medical degree at the State University of New York School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, where she was awarded the Gallo Award from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for outstanding cancer research in melanoma.
To further hone her clinical interest in endocrine surgery, she completed a dedicated endocrine surgery fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. She has expertise in mini-incision thyroid and parathyroidectomy, lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer and melanoma, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
Dr. Lin is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications related to endocrine disease and melanoma. Her ongoing clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary treatment and outcomes of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Dr. Lin is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is an active associate member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
- Cancer > GI Oncology
- Endocrine Surgery
- Melanoma Surgery
- Adrenal Tumors
- Lymph Node Dissection
- Multinodular Goiter
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Nodule
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Unit-Based Medical Director, Project TRANSFORM / Hospital In-Situ Simulation for Patient Safety (2015 - Present)
Curriculum Director, ACS Education Institute / Goodman Surgical Education Center, Stanford Department of Surgery (2014 - Present)
Medical Education:University at Buffalo School of Medicine (2004) NY
Residency:UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNJ
Internship:UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNJ
Fellowship:Stanford University School of MedicineCA
Fellowship:Massachusetts General HospitalMA
Board Certification, American Board of Surgery, Surgery (2011)