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Dr. Lin is an ABFAS double Board Certified Foot and Ankle surgeon specializes in the treatment of Ankle and Foot trauma and reconstruction. He is also certified in a variety of total ankle replacement. He was previously employed at Hess Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in VA serving as the primary Foot and Ankle Surgeon until his eventual relocation to the Maryland state.

Dr. Lin received his surgical training under Dr. Justin Fleming at Aria-Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, a level II trauma center, in which he served as the Chief Resident. Specific areas of interest and training include Ankle and Foot Trauma & Fracture Care, soft tissue management and Internal/External Fixation techniques, as well as Traditional AO, Advanced, and Minimal Invasive(MIS) Foot & Ankle reconstructive Forefoot, Rearfoot, and Ankle Arthroscopy, Arthrodesis, Ankle Replacement procedures for deformity, arthritis, tendon disorders. Diabetic limb salvage/reconstruction is also an area that Dr. Lin specializes in.

Dr. Lin currently serves as a clinical and surgical instructor for the Medstar Washington Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program. He also serves as a consultant for various surgical hardware companies. Dr. Lin believes in the balance between conservative vs. surgical care. While many lower extremity pathologies can be treated adequately with conservative care, some pathologies do warrant aggressive surgical intervention to achieve a favorable outcome and meet treatment goals.

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During Dr.Lin’s spare time, he enjoys working out, biking, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family. He is an avid watch enthusiast, enjoys coffee, the study of world history, and the bible.


  • La Plata
  • Prince Frederick
  • Waldorf
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