Tom Lin, MD

Dr. Tom Lin is a board-certified surgeon with Mission Surgical Clinic who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for gallbladder, and surgical treatment for diseases of the breast, thyroid, gastrointestinal tract, and hernias. Dr. Lin also treats patients for malignancies of the breast, including breast conserving surgery, as well as cancers of the thyroid and gastrointestinal tract.

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.

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 then entered practice as a general surgeon at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., where he helped introduce minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures. He specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, especially for breast, thyroid and parathyroid procedures.

Dr. Lin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

As a surgeon with more than 17 years of experience, Dr. Lin believes in listening carefully to his patients’ concerns and providing them with a thorough explanation of their options. He is dedicated to the in compassionate care of each individual.