Albert Lin, MD (Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Albert Lin is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lin specializes in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine and has extensive experience with arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and complex reconstructive and open surgery of the shoulder. He currently serves as the head orthopaedic team physician for Duquesne University as well as the head team physician for several Pittsburgh area high schools including Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School.

Dr. Lin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2001 and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2005. He completed his general surgery internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and finished his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2010. Following residency, he completed two fellowships in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2011 and Shoulder Surgery at Harvard University in 2012. During his time as a shoulder fellow, Dr. Lin traveled to Lyon, France to train under the mentorship of Dr. Gilles Walch.  

Dr. Lin’s major research interests lies in shoulder stabilization, rotator cuff repair, reconstructive options for end stage rotator cuff disease, as well as shoulder arthroplasty.  His current research includes clinical outcomes studies, and collaborative studies with the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory, Bioengineering Department, and the Biodynamics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and regularly presents his research at national and local meetings. He was awarded the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2011.

Dr. Lin currently sits on the Editorial Boards for Annals in Joint, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA), and Frontiers in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has served as a section editor for Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics and currently serve as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy (KSSTA), Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, Frontiers in Orthopaedic Surgery, and Annals in Joint.   He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society.  

Dr. Lin is committed to residency and fellowship education and regularly mentors and trains medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a member of two ACMGE Committees, the Program Education Committee and the Clinical Core Competency Committee, for the UPMC Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Terms of Appointment: June 2016 - May 2018; June 2018 - May 2020