Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal & General Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Lin has been the surgical director of the Emory Bariatric Center since 2006, and successfully led the center's accreditation process for its Emory University Hospital-Midtown location from the Bariatric Surgery Center Network of the American College of Surgeons (ACS BSCN) in 2007, 2011, and 2013. He travels academically teaching laparoscopic and endoscopy techniques, is an officially designated Lap Band proctor, mentors dozens of surgeons throughout the country, and is a leader in operations management related to surgical practice and delivery of patient care. He is an acknowledged expert in esophageal, stomach, bowel, and robotic surgery.
Inflammatory response syndrome and metabolic alterations related to gastrointestinal surgery, with the goal of identifying biomarkers (cytokines and gut hormones) through standard molecular biology methodology as well as genomics analysis in patients undergoing surgery.