Dr. Lin received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2001. He then completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where he acted as chief resident. He received several awards as a resident for teaching including the Helen Rantz Housestaff award from Stanford Hospital for excellence in teaching. He then spent three years in movement disorders fellowship and research in the Human Motor Control Section at the National Institutes of Health where he focused on diagnostic testing for movement disorders and Botox injection for movement disorders including dystonia, tremor and spasticity. Dr. Lin began practice as a general neurologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as well as Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Hospital. There he focused on movement disorders evaluation as well as Botox therapy for neurologic indications including dystonia, tremor, spasticity and migraine headache. He was actively involved in resident and medical student teaching and won the Lysia Forno teaching award from the Stanford neurology department for excellence in teaching. Dr. Lin has published up to 30 peer reviewed articles in the field of movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology focused on diagnostic testing and novel technology for neurorehabilitation. He continues to be involved in research as a clinical advisor for several early stage startups in the Bay Area in the fields of big data analysis, wearable technology and biomarker development. He joined the Valley Parkinson Clinic in August of 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Santa Clara County Medical Society and Movement Disorders Society. He is affiliated with El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. His outside interests include spending time with his family, digital photography, deep-sea fishing, and travel.
Our goal at Valley Parkinson Clinic is to help our patients find the best therapies to improve their qualities of life and prolong independent living. Patient education and empowerment is a key element in successful management of a neurological disease as complicated as PD. From the patient's first visit to VPD, we strive to help patients and caretakers to understand the disease better. As the treatments progress, we encourage patients to actively participate in decision making in drug regimen changes and various treatment options. We provide advice and referral in: physical therapy and speech therapy, patient consideration of DBS therapy, advanced care planning such as home care/home health arrangement, and end of life decision making.
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 Neurology
Board certified in Neurology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Neurological Movement Disorders
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Botox® for Blepharospasm
Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
Botox® for Chronic Migraine
Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
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.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Medical School | Graduated 2000
Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
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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