Paul Lin, MD, FACS is currently the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Chief of General Surgery and the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. Dr. Lin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and a Surgical Oncology/Hepatobiliary Pancreas Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Lin was also a Surgery Fellow at Oxford University.
Dr. Lin specializes in advanced laparoscopic and open GI surgery, including hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology. Dr. Lin handles a majority of complicated cases that are beyond the usual technical scope of other institutions in the metropolitan Washington region. He is routinely referred high risk Bariatric patients in the Mid-Atlantic region due to his skill in a large number of Bariatric revision techniques.Dr. Lin has the most experience with Whipple operations, liver resections and liver thermal ablations in the area. He manages most of the gallbladder/biliary complications in the Washington region. He performs many combined complex operations with other services, including Urology, Gynecology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics.Since joining the Department of Surgery at GW, Dr. Lin has won the majority of the Paul Adkins Teaching Awards annually. He is also the recipient of the George Zuidema Research Award at Johns Hopkins. His special interests are in the training and development of the technically and clinically advanced University Surgeon, as the field of General Surgery makes its transition from traditional open operations to laparoscopic surgery.Dr. Lin is a US News & World Report 'Top Doctor' and was determined to be in the top 10% in his region in general surgery!