Yong-Jian Lin, MD, PhD

Attending Physician

Yong-Jian Lin, MD, PhD is an American board-certified anesthesiologist and holds special certification in advanced qualification of pain management. Dr. Lin also holds a doctorate degree in Pharmacology. He has been an attending physician at The Pain Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 2000.

Dr. Lin has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the European Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Neurophysiology, The Neuroscientist, Journal of Neurosciences, Synapse, NeuroReport, Molecular Pharmacology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Dr. Lin's expertise includes pharmacology pain management and interventional pain management including cervical, thoracic, lumbar, hip, knee and abdominal procedures. Dr. Lin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain (back pain and neck pain), joint pain (hip and knee pain), neuropathic pain (complex regional pain syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia), cancer pain, abdominal pain and pelvic pain.

Dr. Lin had acupuncture training both in China and the United States. He also practices acupuncture in The Pain Center combining Western and Eastern pain management techiques.

Dr. Lin earned his medical degree from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan Medical College in China and a doctorate in pharmacology from Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Lin completed his internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, his anesthesia residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Cornell University Medical College, and his pain fellowship at New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr. Lin speaks Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese.

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