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Otto S. Lin, MD
Gastroenterology
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, colon cancer screening, gastroesophogeal reflux disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is also active in outcomes research. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese.

Curriculum Vitae
Otto S. Lin, MD

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998 American Board of Gastroenterology, 2001
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1994
Internship
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif., 1995
Residency
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif., 1997
Fellowships
Gastroenterology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif., 2001
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Lin is the Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the Digestive Disease Institute at VM, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington and a consultant for the Radiological Devices Panel at the FDA. He is also the recipient of several awards including the Franklin Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Research (Stanford Hospital), Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health Resource Award, Cabot Prize (Harvard Medical School) and Clinical Research Award (Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason).
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
*Dr. Lin recommended what he thought was best. But he didn't discuss pros and cons until I asked.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2021
I am extremely pleased with my decision to place my care in Dr. Lin's hands. I feel very confident I am getting the best care available anywhere. He is top notch.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
I can only say my experience was excellent. All issues were discussed. Even my lay opinions.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
I felt as though the doctor listened to me. The doctor explained things in a way that I understood.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Knowledgeable.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Care provider engaged in discussion, empathetic, and demonstrated concern when reviewing problems/worries.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I was impressed with the amount *Dr. Lin & his team great with me. He offered solutions that are already helping me and I am grateful!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
good
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Dr. Otto Lin MD was excellent choice for me. Very professional, friendly and helpful.