Dr. Steven Lin, MD

Dr. Steven Lin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Steven Lin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Arcadia, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

289 W Huntington Dr Ste 103

Arcadia, CA 91007

Contact Information

(626) 821-0707

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 95% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Lin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lin "Steven D. Lin, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. He serves as Chief of Orthopaedics at Methodist Hospital of Southern California. As an accomplished surgeon, Dr. Lin has earned a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. To qualify for this certificate, Dr. Steven D. Lin has been recognized by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to have demonstrated excellence in hand surgery beyond other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in hand & upper extremity surgery, as well as contributions to his field. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has worked with world-renowned hand and upper-extremity surgeons across the United States and abroad. Having trained with Dr. A. Lee Osterman at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, and Dr. Scott H. Kozin at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, he is experienced in all aspects of upper extremity reconstruction from shoulder to fingertips. His special interests include wrist arthroscopy, microsurgery, nerve and tendon repair, sports injuries, arthritis, and upper extremity trauma. Dr. Lin is also comprehensively trained in Orthopaedic Trauma and General Orthopaedics. He received extensive training at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospitals, taking care of patients ranging from USC athletes to high-energy trauma fracture reconstruction. Highly involved in clinical research, Dr. Lin has multiple publications, which have been presented at several national meetings. He has a true passion for medicine and continues to educate students and residents at USC Medical Center as an adjunct clinical professor. Dr. Lin was born at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and grew up locally in Arcadia. He is proud to be able to serve the community in which he was raised. He spends time volunteering in community outreach programs, and as team physician for the local sports programs. . Chief Of Orthopaedics, Methodist Hospital of Southern California Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand Active member American Association for Hand Surgery Active member American Society for Surgery of the Hand . EDUCATION: Medical School: Medicinae Doctor (MD) UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA Residency Training: Orthopaedic Surgery -- USC LAC Medical Centers, Los Angeles, CA Fellowship Training: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery -- Philadelphia Hand Centers Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Shriner's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA Specialties: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lin ""Treat every patient as if they were your family member." It is our responsibility to continually improve all aspects of the world we operate in--to be in the constant pursuit of excellence, to improve our patients' quality of life, and to challenge ourselves with lifelong learning in order to better serve our community. For more Info: www.stevenlinmd.com"

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

62  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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36  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revascularization
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
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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.


  • University Of California, Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Usc/Lac
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Philadelphia Hand Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Shriners Hosp Chldn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Thomas Jefferson U Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lin does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lin and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends
78 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (78)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Lin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Lin is the best. But the staff at the front desk are some of the rudest people I know. That is the reason I am not inclined to recommend this practice.
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Mary the receptionist has no patience at all. She is beyond rude and very unprofessional. I refuse to talk to her so she passed me to jasmin and she was rude aswell
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Dr. Lin is amazing. Not only is he extremely intelligent, kind and knowledgeable but he is thorough, explained everything very specifically and took his time to make sure all of my questions were answered. His staff was also just as awesome! Highly recommend Dr Lin!
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First visit went great, doctor was thorough and explained his diagnosis. Second visit I never made it into exam. Waited an hour and 45min to get in before I walked out. Staff told me it would be a while longer before he would see me. Exactly how incompetent are people that their schedule is...more
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The best doctor ever!
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