Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Dr. Michael Lin, MD

Dermatology  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Michael Lin, MD is a dermatologist in Sherman Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1997 and specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read his story

15477 Ventura Blvd Ste 100

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 83% of peers
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
high
more than 88% of peers
Skin Infections
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Lin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "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."

5  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

44  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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
  • Hair Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Baylor Coll
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

2.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
40%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
53.333333333333336%
(8)

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I had specifically made an appointment over one month ahead of time to see Dr. Lin, a Dermatologist; but when I arrived, I was shuffled into the clinic and told that someone else would be seeing me. Shortly afterwards, a Family Nurse Practitioner came in to see me. That is correct, a FAMILY Nurse...Read More
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I went to Dr Lin’s practice and had the worst reaction to 2 different medications and not once did they say I sorry you are going through this! Poor customer service and no one should wait an hour and a half to get an injection that almost kills them!
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Dr. Lin was super nice and cared about how I felt about my acne when I came in. I went to his Valencia office. It was organized and clean. The staff were friendly.
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“I have been going to see Dr. Lin for over a year and can’t say enough about his care. From entering his office and working with his staff, to the cleanliness and all the way to the check out process – his office and professionalism is second to none. As for the care he provides I truly...Read More
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When I called in, they were able to squeeze me in with an appointment right away. The office was clean and not too crowded. The ladies at the front were friendly and helpful when I had questions about insurance. Dr. Lin was very thorough and went through all my options. He helped me move forward...Read More
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