Eric L. Lin, MD

Eric Lin, MD, is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His practice is focused on the diagnosis and management of all spinal conditions. He enjoys treating patients of all ages, from the child with scoliosis to the adult with degenerative disc issues or sciatica to the senior with arthritis or stenosis.

His emphasis is on healing the patient with the most conservative measures possible and only when necessary, offering surgical procedures to relieve persistent symptoms. His specific interest lies in minimally invasive procedures and new technology, that continuously allows for safer, more reliable, and improved patient outcomes.

Dr. Lin has been in private practice for over ten years in Orange County, where he was born and raised. Dr. Lin attended Canyon High School, prior to being recruited on athletic scholarship to UCLA, where he was a member of the UCLA Tennis Team. He played all four years, which included being a two time NCAA Division I All-American and team captain his senior year. Prior to college, he played in the US Open after winning the US Junior National Championships.

Being of Chinese/Taiwanese descent, Dr Lin speaks Mandarin Chinese in addition to English. In his spare time, Dr Lin enjoys reading, playing/watching sports, spending time with family/friends, being active and always exploring new things.


Dr. Lin attended the UCLA School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he completed the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at UCLA Medical Center. For his final year of training, he was a Fellow for Spine Surgery at Rush University in Chicago, widely recognized as one of the top Spine Surgery academic programs in the country.

Community Contributions

Dr. Lin has contributed to various peer reviewed Orthopaedic and Spine journals throughout his career, as well as given medical presentations at national meetings on topics in these areas. His areas of research have included epidural steroid injection efficacy, total disc replacements, spinal biomechanics, advanced imaging technologies for intraoperative navigation during spine surgery, bone graft efficacy/safety, cervical/lumbar stenosis, and anatomic considerations during minimally invasive approaches to the lumbar spine. Dr. Lin continues to enjoy being an active member of the medical community.

Hospital Affiliations

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