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Paul Lin Paul Lin
Associate Professor of Surgery

Office Phone: 202-741-3203
Email: Email
Department: Surgery

Education

  • BA, Harvard University, 1983
  • MD, Harvard University, 1987

Biography

Academic Appointments

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery (April 2003 to Present)
Chief, Division of General Surgery
George Washington University

Program Director, General Surgery Residency (March 1997 to Present)
George Washington University

Training

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
July 1990 to June 1995

Chief Resident in Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
July 1993 to June 1994

Senior Resident in Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
January 1993 to June 1993

Registrar in Surgery
The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
July 1992 to December 1992

Surgical Oncology Research Fellow
Cell kinetics and solid tumor cytogenetics
Laboratory of David C. Allison, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
July 1990 to June 1992

Resident in Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
July 1987 to June 1990

Bio

Paul Lin, M.D., FACS is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at George Washington University. He is also Chief of General Surgery and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. He has been with the surgery department at GW for nine years. Dr. Lin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency and Surgical Oncology/Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Lin specializes in bariatric surgery, performing both laparoscopic and open approaches. He has particular interest in bariatric revision surgery, superobesity cases, and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. His other areas of specialty are in pancreas and hepatobiliary surgery, including extensive laparoscopic experience in liver surgery.

Presentations

Is Bariatric Surgery Worth the Risk? All Surgeons Day. Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Bethesda, MD. March 8, 2003.

Surgical Management of Morbidly Obese Patients. Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. December 5, 2002.

Current Surgical Therapy of Hepatobiliary Diseases. Department of Anesthesia Grand Rounds. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. October 24, 2001.

Gastric Bypass in the Diabetic Patient. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. July 26, 2001.

Role of Surgery in the Management of the Diabetic Patient. All Surgeons Day. Metropolitan Washington Chapter of American College of Surgeons. Bethesda, MD. February 24, 2001.

Alternative Locoregional Surgical Therapy for Hepatic Neoplasms. International Conference on Gastrointestinal Oncology. Arcachon, France. September 29, 2000.

Scientific Committee Chair, Cancers of the Upper GI Tract. International Conference on Gastrointestinal Oncology. Arcachon, France. September 29, 2000.

Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity. WNBC News Interview. Washington, DC. March 1, 2000.
Advances in Bariatric Surgery. WUSA News Interview. Washington, DC. February 28, 2000.

Surgical Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Holy Cross Hospital. Silver Spring, MD. November 29, 1999.

Surgical Residency Training -- Comparisons among Institutions. Surgery Grand Rounds. Sun Yat Sen Cancer Institute. Taipei, Taiwan, April 6, 1999.

Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis and Hepatomas. CNN News Interview. George Washington University Hospital. March 10,1999.

Gastrointestinal Hormones, Absorption, and Motility. Surgical Basic Science Review Course. Metropolitan
Washington Chapter of American College of Surgeons, Washington, DC. January 9, 1999.

Frontiers in Oncologic Therapy of GI Tumors. Global TV Interview. George Washington University, Washington, DC. June 14, 1999.

Intraoperative Ultrasound for Liver and Pancreas. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Washington, DC. May 14, 1998.

Medical and Surgical Approaches to Obesity. Medical Grand Rounds, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC. May 14, 1998.

Gastrointestinal Physiology. Metropolitan Washington Chapter of American College of Surgeons Surgical Basic Science Review Course. Washington, DC. January 10, 1998.

Practical Issues in Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery for the Radiologist. Department of Radiology, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC. October 22, 1997.

Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity. George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC. September 13, 1997.

Common Intraoperative Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Complications. Department of Surgery, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD. March 22, 1997.

Hepatobiliary Physiology. Basic Science Review Course. Metropolitan Washington Chapter of American College of Surgeons, Washington, DC. December 9, 1996.

Role of Cytoreduction in Surgical Oncology. Surgical Grand Rounds. George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC. May 16, 1996.

Current Surgical Therapy of Pancreatic Carcinoma. North American Taiwanese Medical Association. Fairfax, VA. September 14, 1996.

Management of Severe Duodenal and Pancreas Injuries. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Washington, DC. June 3, 1996.

Obstructive Jaundice. Rockville Primary Care Practice Group. Rockville, MD. April 26, 1996.

Surgical Options for Chronic Pancreatitis. Gastroenterology Conference. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. March 11, 1996.

Surgical Advances in Pancreatic Cancer. Tumor Board. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. December 8, 1995.

Role of Hepatic Arterial Infusion Pumps for Liver Metastases. George Washington University Hospital. Washington, DC. October 11, 1995.

Necrotizing Fasciitis. Department of Surgery. Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, MD. May 12, 1995.

Evidence that Tumor Cells with Nonmodal DNA Content are Capable of Continued Proliferation. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. New Orleans, LA. October 12, 1993.

Proliferative Potential in Nonmodal DNA Content Tumor Cells. Baltimore Academy of Surgeons. Baltimore, MD. May 7, 1992.

Societies and Associations

  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Fellow
  • American Board of Surgery, Board Certified since 1995
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow since 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • American Medical Association
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • North American Taiwanese Medical Association
  • Chinese American Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the District of Columbia
  • Washington Academy of Surgery

Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2003
  • Top Doctor Award, Washingtonian Magazine, 2002.
  • Top Doctor Award, Washingtonian Magazine, 1999.
  • Paul Adkins Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, 2002.
  • Paul Adkins Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, 2001.
  • Paul Adkins Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, 1999.
  • Paul Adkins Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, 1997.
  • Paul Adkins Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, 1996.
  • George D. Zuidema MD Research Award, First Place Honors, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992.
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1998.
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997.
  • Baltimore Academy of Surgeon Research Award, First Place Honors, 1992.
  • MacFadden Humanitarian Award, Baltimore, MD, 1995.

Licensure

  • Maryland State Licence, 1990
  • Washington DC Licence, 1995

Certification

  • Board Certified, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 1995
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), certified 1987, recertified 1997

University Activities and Administrative Duties

  • Board of Trustees, member. Medical Faculty Associates. George Washington University. July 2000 to present.
  • Surgical Education Committee, Chair. George Washington University. 1997 to present.
  • Cancer Committee, Vice Chair. George Washington University. 1995 to 2001.
  • Cancer Physician Liaison to American College of Surgeons. George Washington University. 1998 to 2001.
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee. George Washington University. 1997 to present.
  • Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. George Washington University. 1998 to present.
  • Executive Committee, Faculty Senate. George Washington University. 2000 to present.
  • Bariatric Surgery Program, Director. George Washington University. 1997 to present.
  • Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Director. George Washington University. 1995 to present.
  • Young Surgeons Committee. Washington Chapter, American College of Surgeons. 1996 to 2001.
  • Credentials Committee. George Washington University Hospital. 1997 to present.
  • Credentials Committee. Medical Faculty Associates. Washington, DC. 1997 to present.
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. George Washington University Hospital. 1995 to present.
  • Transfusion Committee. George Washington University Hospital. 1995 to present.
  • Pain Management Committee. George Washington University Hospital. 1997 to 1999.

Division

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Education

Publications

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Magnuson TH, Ratner LE, Lin PP, Bender JS. Gangrenous Cholecystitis: Preoperative Identification and Applicability of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. (in press).

Allison DC, Piantadosi S, Lin P, Cameron JL. DNA Content and Other Factors Associated with Ten-Year Survival After Resection of Pancreatic Carcinoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 67:151-159, 1998.

Lin PP, contributor. In: Chen H, Sola JE, Lillemoe KD, eds., The Halsted Manual of Bedside Surgical Procedures, Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1995.

Dooley WC, Allison DC, Lin P, Paul M. Evidence for Altered Cell Cycle Traverse of the Non-modal Cells of the Heteroploid MCa-11 Line. Cell Proliferation, 26 (4):349-60, 1993.

Lin PP, Allison DC, Wainstock J, Miller KD, Dooley WC, Friedman N, Baker RR. Impact of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection on the Therapy of Breast Cancer Patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 11 (8):1536-1544, 1993.

Lin P, Allison DC. Measurement of DNA Content and of Tritiated Thymidine and Bromodeoxyuridine Incorporation by the Same Cells. The Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 41 (9):1435-1439, 1993.

Bose K, Allison DC, Rhuban R, Piantidosi S, Zahurah M, Dooley WC, Lin P, Cameron JL. A Comparison of Flow and Absorption cytometric DNA Values as Prognostic Indicators for Pancreatic Carcinoma. Cancer, 71 (3):691-700, 1993.

Lin P, Allison DC, Lipnick S. Evidence that Tumor Cells with Nonmodal DNA Content are Capable of Continued Proliferation. Surgical Forum, 43:497, 1992.

Dooley WC, Lin P, Allison DC. Relationship of Mitotic Events and Kinetic Diversity in Tumor Cells. Cell Proliferation, 24:410, 1991.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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