Henry C. Lin, MD

Henry C. Lin, MD

Henry C. Lin, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Associate Medical Director of the Office of Safety and Medical Operations. He is a member of CHOP's Biesecker Liver Center and a leader in the Liver Transplant Program.  

Areas of Expertise: Liver disease in children, Care for children after liver transplant
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-3630

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Research Intern - City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)
Clinical Research Fellow - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Transplant Hepatology Fellow - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatrics

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Communication Studies - University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Medical Director, Office of Safety and Medical Operations

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Surrey LF, Russo P, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ, Dodds K, O'Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Rand EB, Lin HC: Prevalence and characterization of fibrosis in surveillance liver biopsies of patients with Fontan circulation. Hum Pathol 57: 106-115, November 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001190.

Miller AS, Lin HC, Kang CB, Loh LC: Health and Social Needs in Three Migrant Worker Communities around La Romana, Dominican Republic, and the Role of Volunteers: A Thematic Analysis and Evaluation. J Trop Med [Epub] 2016(4354063), August 2016 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4354063.

Melby MK, Loh LC, Evert J, Prater C, Lin HC, Khan OA: Beyond 'medical missions' to impact-driven short-term experiences in global health (STEGH): ethical principles to optimize community benefit and learner experience. Acad Med 91(5): 633-8, May 2016.

Banc-Husu AM, Anupindi SA, Lin HC: Resolution of Hepatic Artery Thrombosis in 2 Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 62(4): 546-9, April 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001016.

Russell CG, Martinez DF, Zandberg JK, Wong BN, Lin HC, Marling JC, Loh LC: Sexual health knowledge in a vulnerable population: a survey of adolescents in the bateyes of La Romana, Dominican Republic. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health February 2016 Notes: e-pub ahead of print DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0104.

Conrad M, Cui J, Lin HC: Sertraline-associated cholestasis and ductopenia consistent with vanishing bile duct syndrome. J Pediatr 169: 313-5, Feb 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.065.

2015

Lin HC, Melin-Aldana H, Mohammad S, Ekong UD, Alonso, EM: Extended follow-up of pediatric liver transplantation patients receiving once daily calcineurin inhibitor. Pediatr Transplant 19(7): 709-715, November 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1111/petr.12557.

2014

Luo M, Conrad M, Lin HC. : Genetics of pediatric hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma and their clinical application.  Am J Digest Dis 1(2): 97-111, 2014.

Ferrara B, Townsley E, MacKay C, Lin HC, Loh L: Short-term global health education programs abroad: disease patterns observed in Haitian migrant worker communities around La Romana, Dominican Republic  Am J Trop Med Hyg  91(5): 871-875, November 2014 Notes: doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0012.

Vanderpool C, Lin HC, Scheimann A: NASPGHAN Nutrition University (N2U) as a model for continuing education within pediatric nutrition. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology 58(4): 469-471, April 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000248.

2013

Loh LC, Lin EC, Lin HC: Collaboration: Another global health rule of engagement? American Journal of Medicine 2013 Notes: In press.

2012

Cheng X, Ying L, Lu L, Galvao AM, Mills JA, Lin HC, Kotton DN, Shen SS, Nostro MC, Choi JK, Weiss MJ, French DL, Gadue P: Self-renewing Endodermal Progenitor Lines Generated from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell 610(4): 371-84, April 2012.

Blumer SL, Anupindi SA, Adamson PC, Lin H, Price AP, Markowitz RI, Kramer SS: Sporadic Adenocarcinoma of the Colon In Children: Case Series and Review of the literature J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34(4): 3137-41, May 2012.

Lin HC, Kamath BM, Spinner NB: Alagille Syndrome in a Vietnamese Cohort: Mutation Analysis and Assessment of Facial Features. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 158A(5): 1005-13, May 2012.

Lin HC, Kahana D, Vos M, Black D, Port Z, Shulman R, Scheimann A, Mascarenhas M: Assessment of Nutrition Education Among Pediatric Gastroenterologists: A Survey of NASPGHAN Members J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr [Epub ahead of print] June 2012.

Lin HC, Rutstein R, Cantor J, Anupindi SA, Matthews R: Case Report: Cholangiocarcinoma in a Young Woman with Perinatally Acquired HIV. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr [Epub ahead of print] June 2012.

Books

Chapters

2015

Lin HC, Piccoli DA: Ascites. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, Chapter 17  Wyllie R, Hyams JS, Kay M  (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 194-205, 2015.

Lin HC, Falsey A, Krantz I, Spinner NB : Alagille Syndrome  Congenital Heart Disease: Molecular Genetics, Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment KARGER Publishers, 21: 155-165, 2015.

Lin HC, Alonso EM, Superina RA, Whitington PF: General Criteria For Pediatric Transplantation. Transplantation of the Liver, 3e, Part III, Chapter 24. Busuttil RW  (eds.). Saunders, Page: 270-287, 2015.

2013

Lin HC, Piccoli DA : How long do I follow a newborn with prolonged jaundice and how much work up do I do before sending the child to a specialist? Curbside Consultation in Pediatric GI: 49 clinical questions. Rosh J, Bousvaros A (eds.). Slack Incorporated, 2013 Notes: Publication Pending.

2012

Lin HC, Wong T: Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 6e. Schwartz MW et al (eds.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

2011

Lin HC, Davis A: Drug-Induced Liver Disease. The NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 1e. Sondheimer J, Hurtado CW (eds.). New York: Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Page: 327-329, 2011.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Hilmara D, Cui J, Tinney F, Chen A, Lin EC, Lin HC: Impact of Physician Communication on Patient/ Caregiver Satisfaction, Poster. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD May 2016.

Cui J, Hillmara D, Tinney F, Chen A, Lin EC, Lin HC: Evaluation of Physician Communication Behaviors in Outpatient Setting, Poster. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD May 2016.

2015

Tam V, Lin HC: Formative Program Evaluation of The Good Samaritan Hospital's Mobile Health Clinic System in La Romana, the Dominican Republic, Poster. Canadian Conference on Global Health, Montreal, Canada November 2015.

Martin E, Lutz T, Kang CB, Loh LC, Lin HC: Improving Sustainability of Hypertension Management by Development of a Screening Program Utilized by Short-Term Medical Teams visiting La Romana, Dominican Republic, oral presentation by colleague. American Public Health Association Meeting, Chicago, IL November 2015.

Loomes KM, Rajagopalan R, Grochowski C, Chen Y, Gilbert M, Lin HC, Devoto M, Spinner NB: Exome Sequencing and de novo Mutation Analysis Reveal a Highly Connected Gene Network in Isolated Biliary Atresia, Poster.  American Association for Study of Liver Diseases November 2015.

Goldberg DJ, Surrey LF, Lin HC, Glatz AC, O'Byrne ML, Rome JJ, Dodds K, Rand EB, Russo P, Rychik J: Risk factors for hepatic fibrosis in children and adolescents after Fontan operation, Poster. American Heart Association, Orlando, FL November 2015.

Dainton CD, Chu CH, Lin HC, Loh LC: Clinical guidelines for Western clinicians engaged in primary care medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean: An integrative literature review, Podium presentation by colleague. American Public Health Association Meeting, Chicago, IL November 2015.

Dainton CD, Chu CH, Lin HC, Loh LC: An integrative review of primary care clinical guideline use by Western-led medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America, Oral presentation by colleague  Canadian Conference on Global Health, Montreal, Canada November 2015.

Surrey LF, Lin HC, Goldberg DJ, Glatz AC, O'Byrne ML, Dodds K, Rand EB, Rychik J, Russo P: Needle Biopsy Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis in Fontan Circulation and its Association With Clinical Parameters, Oral Presentation by colleague. Society for Pediatric Pathology Fall Meeting, Toronto, Canada October 2015 Notes: Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist in Training Award.

Shneider BL, Magee J, Kerkar N, Moore J, Ye W, Karpen S, Whitington P, Bezerra J, Hertel P, Mollesotn J, Wang K, Lin H, Suires R, Rosenthal P, Ng V, Turmelle Y, Schawrz K, Sherker A, Sokol R for ChiLDReN : Prospective Analysis of Presenting Features of Neonatal Cholestasis - Limitations in Predictive Models of Biliary Atresia, Oral presentation by Colleague. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Washington DC October 2015.

Grochowki C, Lin HC, Tsai E, Devoto M, Loomes K, Spinner N: Method to delineate and confirm genetically distinct cell populations from mosaic individuals, Poster presentation. American Society of Human Genetics, Baltimore, MD October 2015.

Cui J, Tinney F, Augustine M, Waisbourd-Zinman O, Lin HC: Relationship between stool color and excretion on HIDA Scan for neonatal cholestasis, Poster presentation. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington DC October 2015.

Chen Y, Grochowki C, Gilbert M, Rajagopalan R, Bailey-Wilson J, Lin H, Loomes K, Spinner N, Devoto M: Genome Wide Association Study Identifies EFEMP1 as a New Candidate Biliary Atresia Susceptibility Gene, Poster. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Washington DC October 2015.

Kaj B, Cui J, Falsey A, Lin HC: Caregiver-Provider Communication: What do caregivers really want? Poster. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA April 2015.

Smith HA, Lin EC, Jha S, Tomei KL, Lin HC: Understanding of Graduate Medical Education Funding by Residents and Fellows, Poster. Medical Education Research Day, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY March  2015.

Martinez D, Lin HC: Assessing water purification strategies in the bateyes surrounding La Romana, Dominican Republic, Poster. McMaster Student Research Day, Hamilton, ON, Canada March 2015.

Cherniak W, Dreifuss BA, Evert J, Dasco MM, Lin HC, Loh LC: A framework for categorizing short-term medical experiences abroad by local partnership engagement model, Poster. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Boston, MA March 2015.

Tinney F, Cui J, A Augustine M, Waisbourd-Zinman O, Lin HC: Diagnostic Accuracy of Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy for Biliary Atresia, Poster. Wayne State Medical Student Research Symposium, Detroit, MI January 2015.

Martin E, Lutz T, Kang CB, Loh LC, Lin HC : Improving Sustainability of Hypertension Management in the Dominican Republic by Short-Term Medical Experiences, Poster  Global Health Conference Midwest, Omaha, NE January 2015.

2014

Conrad MA, Kelsen JR, Lin HC, Piccoli DA: Severe Colonic Stricture in Immunosuppressed Patient with Chronic Cytomegalovirus Colitis, Poster 2014 Advances in inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Clinical & Research Conference, Orlando, FL December 2014.

Tsai EA, Underkoffler LA, Grochowski C, Falsey A, Kamath BM, Lin HC, Hankenson KD, Loomes KM, Devoto M, Spinner NB: A genome-wide association study identifies THBS2 as a modifier of liver disease severity in Alagille syndrome, Oral presentation by colleague. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA November 2014.

Martinez D, Russell C, Wong B, Zandberg J, Loh LC, Lin HC, Marling J: Assessing the adequacy of sexual health among adolescent Haitians in batey communities surrounding La Romana, The Dominican Republic, Poster  American Public Health Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2014.

Loh LC, Evert J, Khan O, Melby M, Prater C, Lin HC: Evolution of 'medical missions' into short-term experiential education in global health: Implications for learners and practitioners, Oral  presentation by colleague. American Public Health Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2014.

Cherniak W, Dreifuss BA, Evert J, Lin HC, Dacso MM, Loh LC: A framework for categorizing short-term medical experiences abroad by local partnership engagement model, Oral presentation by colleague. American Public Health Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2014.

Waisbourd-Zinman O, Lin HC, Rand EB: Splenic rupture in children with portal hypertension and splenomegaly, Poster. North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA October 2014.

Conrad M, Cui J, Lin HC : Cholestasis and ductopenia caused by sertraline in adolescent male, Poster. North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA October 2014.

Banc-Husu, AM, Rand E, Wen J, Loomes K, Lin HC : Spontaneous re-canalization of hepatic artery thrombosis in two pediatric liver transplant patients, Poster. North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA October 2014.

Khan OA, Evert J, Loh LC, Melby M, Prater C, Lin HC: Beyond 'medical missions' to impact-driven short-term experiences in global health (STEG): principles and recommendations for learners and practitioners, Poster. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington DC May 2014.

2012

Lin HC, Tsai EA, McEldrew D, Gadue P, Spinner NB : Model to Study Effects of JAG1 Mutation. Outstanding Laboratory-Based Research Track Poster. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA February 2012.

Muir A, Albenberg L, Lin HC: Evaluation of Resident Education on GI Inpatient Service. Poster. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA May 2012.

Lin HC: Modeling Effects of JAG1 Mutation in Alagille Syndrome. Podium presentation. Komarov Basic Science and Clinical Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2012.

Chae SR, Rhee D, Lin HC, Loh LC: Physician specialty choice and global health expertise: A framework. Podium presentation. American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco October 2012.

Muir A, Albenberg L, Lin HC: Resident Education on GI Rotation. Podium presentation. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting October 2012.

Lin HC, Tsai EA, McEldrew D, Gadue P, Spinner NB: Effects of JAG1 Mutation in Alagille Syndrome. Poster. World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition November 2012.

Invited Lectures

2016

"Proton Pump Inhibitors: To use or not to use…That is the question!" North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition: CME Reviewer for Live Webinar, October 2016.

2015

"Interpersonal Communication Skills: Residents as Teachers," Noon Conference, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, December 2015.

"Heterotaxy and Liver Disease," Heterotaxy Connection, Cincinnati, OH, August 2015.

"Neonatal Jaundice," Pediatric Resident Conference, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, August 2015.

"Biliary Atresia: Approaches to Management," The Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, June 2015.

"Complications in Biliary Atresia," Biliary Atresia Patient and Family Education Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

"Biliary Atresia: Updates in Management," Grand Rounds, Maimonides Medical Center, New York, NY, Mach 2015.

"Taiwanese-American Identity," Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association 2015 East Coast Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February 2015.

Awards and Honors

2016, Faculty Honor Roll

2014, Education Grant, American Gastroenterology Association Academy of Educators

2014-2016, Fellows' Faculty Honor Roll, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

2013, Junior Faculty Travel Grant Award, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation

2012-present, Transplant Fellowship Training Award, Laurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

2012, Fellows Symposium Travel Grant, American Society of Transplantation

2011, Policy Promotion Grant, American Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section, awarded for project titled "Assessing Resident Perceptions on Advocacy Training."

2010-2012, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant

2008, Policy Promotion Grant, American Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section, awarded for project titled, "Hand Hygiene Evaluation in the Waiting Room: A Novel Approach to Patient Education

2008, Resident Research Grant, Children's Memorial Hospital, awarded for project titled, "Clinician Accuracy in the Assessment of Cyanosis"

2007, AAP Resident Catch Grant, awarded for project titled, "Interactive Waiting Room Exhibits:  A Play Based Approach to Patient Education"

2006, AMA Foundation Leadership Award - Medical Student

2006, Vice-chancellor for Student Affairs Honor Recipient, University of Missouri-Kansas City

2006, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

2006, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

2004, Vice-chancellor for Student Affairs Honor Recipient, University of Missouri-Kansas City

2002, RBI Baseball Coach of the Year Team, Coach of the All Star Team

2000, Junior Olympics in Tae-kwon-do (1999, 2000) - won 3 Silver Medals

1996, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2014-present, Journal of Gastroenterology, Pancreatology, & Liver Disorders: Reviewer
2014-present, Pediatric Transplantation, Reviewer
2013-present, Clinical Medicine Insights, Pediatrics Reviewer
2013-present, American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports Journal, Reviewer

Academic and institutional committees

2015, ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review, GI Division Representative
2014-present, Transplant Center Executive Steering Committee
2014-present, Quality Improvement Committee, Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center
2014-2015, Division Educational Retreat Committee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
2014-present, Clinical Competency Committee, Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
2014-present, Education Committee, Member, Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) National Consortium
2013-present, Quality Improvement Committee, Member, Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
2010-present, Safety Committee, Division of Gastroenterology
2009-present, Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

International

2009-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

 - 2013-present, Liaison to American Association for Study of Liver Disease

 - 2013-present, Committee on Professional Medical Education

2012-2015, World Medical Association

National

2015-present, Natural History of Biliary Atresia, Member, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network

2012-present, Taiwanese American Scholars of Medical Education

2011-present, Alagille Syndrome Working Group

 - 2011-present, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network

2009-present, American Gastroenterology Association

 - 2013-present, Academy of Educators

2009-present, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

2006-present, Alpha Omega Alpha