James D Lin, MD, MS Email James Lin
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
- Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
Dr. James D. Lin is a fellowship trained spine surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Lin specializes in both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to treat spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His clinical interests include adolescent and adult spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, revision surgery), cervical spine disease (disc herniation, myelopathy, OPLL), lumbar spinal pathologies, and spinal tumors. He has expertise in cervical disc replacement, outpatient surgery, robotic spine surgery, and computer navigation assisted spine surgery.
Dr. Lin attended Stanford University and graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He received his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and completed orthopedic surgery residency at Columbia University Medical Center. His residency at Columbia included training in pediatric spine deformity surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, adult spine surgery at The Spine Hospital, and orthopedic trauma at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Following residency, Dr. Lin remained at Columbia to complete advanced training in complex spine surgery at the Columbia University Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship and served as assistant attending physician and clinical instructor.
Dr. Lin’s research interests include spinal instrumentation techniques, spinal deformity outcomes, and minimally invasive surgery. He has authored many peer reviewed papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters. He has presented his research at national and international conferences, and been recognized with the Whitecloud Award nomination at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques.
In the News
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Central Cord Syndrome
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Compression Fracture
- Diskectomy / Discectomy
- Herniated Disk
- Intervertebral Diskectomy
- MRI - Back / Spine
- Neck Fracture
- Neck Sprain
- Orthopedic Consultation (Spine)
- Orthopedic Second Opinion
- Spinal Cord Second Opinion
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Fracture
- Spine Pain
- Vertebral Fracture
BS, Stanford University
MS, Stanford University
MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship, Spine Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
Chinese (Mandarin), English
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