David L. Lin, M.D.

Dr. Lin

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board certified and practices general orthopaedics with special interest in fracture management, arthroscopy, cartilage preservation and joint replacement. He has extensive experience in sports medicine, having completed a Fellowship in the discipline at Methodist Hospital in Houston, where he trained in advanced open and arthroscopic techniques for knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. He has worked as an assistant team physician to several professional teams in Houston: the Texans, Astros, Rockets and Dynamo, as well as for Rice University and HISD.

In addition to his work with professional athletes, Dr. Lin has knowledge and expertise with orthopaedic injuries sustained by military personnel. During his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he was awarded commendation for research he conducted on those injuries sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom, which was published and presented at national meetings. Following residency, Dr. Lin served as an orthopaedic surgeon and Chief, Department of Surgery at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, which served the active duty, dependent and retiree population in and around Fort Polk, Louisiana (home of the Joint Readiness Training Center). He was also deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Lin was born in Taiwan and raised in West Windsor, New Jersey. He moved to Houston with his wife and three children in 2011.

Medical Specialization & Education

In 1995, Dr. Lin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. In 1999, he received his medical degree from UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School. In 2000, Dr. Lin completed his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served as a flight surgeon in Korea prior to returning to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency.

Dr. Lin is on staff at Houston Methodist St. Catherine, St. Joseph Hospital, Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, MD Anderson Hospital, Memorial City Hospital, and the Kingwood HCA Hospital.

Boards & Memberships

Dr. Lin is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, candidate member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a member of Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Lin is available at our Sugarland Office doing half day clinics. To book an appointment please call Naomi Kitchel at 713-650-6900 or email her at nkitchel@oadoc.com

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