Dr. Michael Lin received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his dermatology residency training and National Institutes of Health research fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lin returned to California and accepted the positions of Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He has also trained and given lectures at many academic institutions worldwide, including Stanford University, Taipei Medical University, and Harvard Medical School. Dr Lin is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology , Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Southern California, and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Acknowledged by his peers for his expertise, Dr Lin has published many papers, lectured to audiences all over the world and is always available to answer questions from patients, colleagues, and the media.He has appeared on National TV and Radio to provide expertise in diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders, created over 1000 YouTube educational videos, and remains active in the Social Media community. With successful practices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Beverly Hills and Oxnard, California, Dr Michael Lin interacts with patients on a daily basis, who have come to know and trust him, with all of their skin care needs. Over the years, Dr Lin has specialized in laser therapy and through these services, has built a very loyal and trusting patient base. Through these patients, Dr Lin realized the importance of proper skin care at home in order to maintain the healthy, youthful, glowing appearance achieved with laser treatments. For this reason, he created LINAGE skin care products. Dr. Lin is devoted to the welfare of his patients, no matter how big or small their skin care problems may be. He is an internationally respected dermatologist and educator who has received many local and national awards, including "America's Top Dermatologist" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, "Best Skin Care Miracle Worker" by Valley Magazine, and "Best Dermatologist in Sherman Oaks" by the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Lin has been a consultant for the news media and featured as the dermatologist on the celebrity television show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." More importantly, Dr. Lin has earned the trust and respect of the thousands of patients who have interacted with him on a personal basis.
I try to make my patients understand their skin condition. Education is a top priority. The more one understands the skin condition, the better the patient can work with me to treat the condition. I consider my patients my partners in the treatment of their skin.
Dr. Lin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Occupational Skin Diseases
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lin's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Fungal Nail Infection
Granuloma of Skin
Herpes Simplex Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Destruction of Penile Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Tag Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Dr. Lin's Reviews
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Dr. Lin Says:
Customer service is a top priority for me. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to your feedback.