Tom Lin, MD

Dr. Tom Lin is a Board-Certified Surgeon with Mission Surgical Clinic who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for the breast, thyroid, gallbladder, gastrointestinal tract and hernias. 

Dr. Lin also treats patients for malignancies of the breast, including breast conserving surgery, as well as cancers and masses of the thyroid and gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Lin earned his Medical Degree at Taipei Medical College in Taiwan, after which he served as a military medical officer. He subsequently completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University, followed by a surgical residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief resident.

During his residency, he also was a research instructor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he conducted research into histone deacetylase as a therapeutic target in hemorrhagic shock. He was an author on a number of peer-reviewed research papers and presentations and was awarded the Ernest Alva Gould, MD, Senior House Officer Award for Excellence at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Lin practiced at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Washington, where he helped introduce minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures. He joined Mission Surgical Clinic in 2016 and has been vital in the care provided to our many patients with breast and thyroid disease. Dr. Lin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Tom Lin, MD, strives to treat all of his patients with respect and to provide the highest quality of care possible. He takes the time to work with his patients and their physicians to gain an understanding of their needs and ensures that they are fully informed about their treatment. Dr. Lin provides comprehensive diagnosis and surgical treatment for general surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, soft tissue surgery, including breast and melanoma. 

Dr. Lin sees patients in Mission Surgical Clinic’s offices in Corona and Riverside. He is also on staff at four hospitals in the Inland Empire region. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.


  • Breast Surgery
  • Thyroid / Parathyroid Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Perfomed

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (breast)
  • Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Hyperparathyroidectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Hernias, simple to complex including component separation
  • Colectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Melanoma wide excision with sentinel node biopsy

Conditions Treated

  • Breast cancer and benign conditions
  • Benign thyroid disease
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hernias
  • Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Melanoma


  • 1991 — Medical Degree – Taipei Medical College
  • 2000 — Master of Public Health – Harvard School of Public Health, 2000
  • 2001-2007 — General Surgery Residency – Washington Hospital Center