Dr. Steven D. Lin, MD

Dr. Steven D. Lin, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 40 years old

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"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.comRead more

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Steven D. Lin, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. He...Read more

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA |
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
in Glendale, ca |
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!
in Monrovia, CA |
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 2hrs off? No appreciation for the patients time, we are the customers that pay you ...aren't we?
in Rialto Ca |
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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



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

Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

"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

Dr. Lin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • 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)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Philadelphia Hand Ctr

    Completed in 2013

    Shriners Hosp Chldn

    Completed in 2013

    Thomas Jefferson U Hosp

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Irvine

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

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

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revascularization
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
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