About Christine M. Lin, MD
Christine M. Lin, MD, is a pulmonary and critical care physician that specializes in lung transplantation. Within this role, she evaluates patients with end-stage lung disease to determine whether lung transplant is a treatment option for them. In addition, she provides pre- and post-operative care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting for patients with advance pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Lin believes that caring for patients should be collaborative, coordinated and accessible and that they, as well as their families, are an integral part of the care team. Therefore, she works to encourage an active dialogue about health with her patients – giving straightforward, honest information so that they can make informed decisions that support their physical health and emotional well-being.
In addition to Dr. Lin's clinical responsibilities, she is invested in basic science and transitional research efforts aimed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying the development of chronic allograft rejection, the leading cause of mortality in lung transplantation after the first post-transplant year. As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, she is also involved in the clinical teaching of fellows, residents and medical students at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Lin completed fellowship training in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colo. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Lin earned her medical degree from the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine. She is also an active member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST).
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For more information, see Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Critical Care Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Lung Transplantation
- Advanced Lung Disease