Dr. Peter Lin, MD

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Age 43
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Dr. Peter Lin, MD
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.

Peter Lin MD

800 Pollard Rd Ste C30

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Dr. Peter Lin, MD

Dr. Peter Lin, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Lin's Experience

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


  • Neurology
  • Neurological Movement Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


  • 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ninds
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (12)
San Jose, CA |
Dr. Lin always spends a generous amount of time with me and patiently tries to answer my myriad questions. His staff is also very courteous, friendly, and helpful.
Sunnyvale, CA |
Going to a doctor is not always a great experience but Dr. Pete made sure it was. He was very informative and knew exactly what he was talking about. His staff is really pleasant as well. I will recommend him to everyone who needs to see an neurologist.
in Sacramento, CA |
Dr Lin is a compassionate and knowledgeable and an advocate for whatever it takes to provide exceptional patient care.
Fremont, CA |
He is a good listener, he got experience and plenty of ideas. I will recommend him any time.
San Jose, CA |
He is excellent in every way. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I wish all doctors are like Dr. Lin. I trust Dr. Peter Lin with my family and my friends.
San Jose, CA |
I appreciate that he took the time to listen to all of my concerns and initiate a treatment plan that he thought was both best for me and would assuage my current concerns.
in 533 Chateau La Salle, San Jose, CA.95111 |
Dr. Lin is a great Doctor, whom I will be seeing as my Parkinson Doctor. He has a lot of knowledge about Parkinson, and I feel very comfortable asking any questions. All the staff working there seem very nice, concern and helpful. Yes I would recommend anyone to Dr. Lin, which I have already recommended my brother to him.
in San Jose, CA |
My wife Kimberly has been seeing Dr Peter Lin for Chronic Migraines for the past 18 months. Dr Lin is terrific with administering the Botox shots and using spray to deaden area prior to shot and ultra sound device to confirm depth. We have seen the very best physicians in the area and Dr Lin is head and shoulders above the rest. Very good listener, brings such a rich experience and knowledge and options for my wife's condition, They were cutting edge with technique and Botox Savings card option
in San Jose, CA |
Dr. Lin is knowledgeable, listens very well and works professionally. He is attuned to my individual circumstances and helps me to cope with my neurological deficits. He is concerned about the whole person. I will and already do recommend him to my friends and family.
Los Gatos, CA |
Dr. Lin is professional, kind and goes above and beyond to provide excellent care for his patients.
in Scotts Valley, CA |
Mixed in with a solid understanding of my issues, he was willing to spend the time to communicate with me.
in Campbel, CA |
Very professional, smart, knowing doctor. His advices are very useful for me. Dear dr. Lin thanks a lot.
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Dr. Lin accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan

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Hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges

El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
815 Pollard Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus
2500 Grant Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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