Dr. Shu S. Lin, MD

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 48

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Dr. Lin:

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Dr. Lin's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

Dr. Lin's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Lin Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Conditions Dr. Lin Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Durham Regional Hospital
3643 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27704

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Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lin

Healthgrades

8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Duke University Medical Center THS
Duke University Medical Center THS
200 TRENT DRIVE
Durham, NC 27710
260 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
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    Dr. Lin's Experience

    Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Arterial Grafts
    • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Coronary Artery Revascularization
    • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Heart Transplant
    • Heart Valve Replacement
    • Heart Valve Surgery
    • Heart-Lung Transplant
    • Impella Device
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lung Transplant
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems
    • Minimal Access Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Mitral Valve Repair
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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    • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery
    • Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
    • Thoracic Transplantation
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Diseases
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Atherosclerotic Coronary Stenosis
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
    • Coronary Artery Calcification
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
    • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
    • Coronary Artery Fistula
    • Coronary Atherosclerosis
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 1
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 2
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 3
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 4
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 5
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    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 6
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 7
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 8
    • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 9
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Disease in Women
    • Heart Problems
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Heart Valve Diseases
    • Infective Endocarditis
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Failure
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
    • Spinal Cord Injury
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    Background Check for Dr. Lin

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1992

    Internship Hospital

    Duke University Hospital
    Complete in 1993

    Residency Hospital

    Duke University Hospital
    Complete in 2004

    Fellowship Hospital

    Duke University Medical Center
    Complete in 2004

    Undergraduate Schools

    Harvard University
    Graduated in 1988
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lin & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Lin's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges:

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    • Duke University Hospital

    • Durham Regional Hospital

    • Southeastern Regional Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lin

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends

    7 responses
    above
    national average

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    is confidential

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    Dr. Lin's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 7 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Lin
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    7 responses
    above
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Lin accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    Duke University Medical Center THS
    200 TRENT DRIVE
    Durham, NC 27710
    (919) 681-4760 (Office)
    B
    260 Tremont St
    Boston, MA 02116
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    Under 10 minutes
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