Ines C. Lin, MD, is an attending surgeon in CHOP's Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with special expertise treating hand and upper extremity conditions. She is also an attending surgeon in the Hand Transplantation Program.
Areas of Expertise:
Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve lesions, Congenital hand and arm differences, Hand surgery, Plastic surgery Locations:Main Hospital
Ines C. Lin, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with special expertise treating hand and upper extremity conditions.
Dr. Lin received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and did her residency in plastic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was awarded the Alice D. Jensen Fellowship in Hand Surgery Honoring Dr. Julian Bruner. Board-certified in plastic surgery and hand surgery, her clinical interests include hand and upper extremity surgery and reconstructive surgery. She is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where she is part of the Curriculum Development Subcommittee, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, where she recently participated in the Young Leaders Program. She has written on pediatric hand injuries as well as congenital hand conditions.
She is also an attending surgeon in the Hand Transplantation Program. Combining the expertise of the Penn Transplant Institute and the Hospital’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Division of Orthopaedics, the Hand Transplantation program aims to help children who have undergone unilateral or bilateral amputation of arms or hands to regain function and independence. Hand transplantation, or vascularized composite allotransplantation, is a rare procedure performed by only a few surgical teams around the world.
Education and Training
MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Plastic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Research Fellow - Division of Plastic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Hand Surgery - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Plastic Surgery – American Board of Plastic SurgerySurgery of the Hand – American Board of Plastic Surgery
Titles and Academic Titles
Attending Surgeon, Hand Transplantation Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Rhee Peter C, Lin Ines C, Moran Steven L, Bishop Allen T, Shin Alexander Y: Scaphocapitate Arthrodesis for Kienböck Disease. The Journal of hand surgery 40(4): 745-51, Feb 2015.
Lin Ines C, Nelson Jonas A, Wu Liza C, Kovach Stephen J, Serletti Joseph M: Assessing Surgical and Medical Complications in Bilateral Abdomen-Based Free Flap Breast Reconstructions Compared With Unilateral Free Flap Breast Reconstructions. Annals of plastic surgery Sep 2014.
Park Min Jung, Gans Itai, Lin Ines, Levin Lawrence Scott, Bozentka David, Steinberg David: Timing of Forearm Arterial Repair in the Well-perfused Limb. Orthopedics 37(6): e582-6, Jun 2014.
David Colen, Justin P. Fox, Ines C. Lin: Burden of Hand Maladies in US Emergency Departments. 2016 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 13-16, 2016 January 2016.
Lin Lin Gao, Ines Lin: Cost-Utility Analysis of Clinic-Based Hand Therapy versus Home Therapy after Distal Radius Fracture 2016 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, January 13-16, 2016 January 2016.
Lin Lin Gao, Cassandra Ligh, and Ines C. Lin: Parental Leave Policy in Plastic Surgery Residency Programs Plastic Surgery 2016, September 23 - 27, in Los Angeles, California September 2016.
Michelle Ho, Ines C. Lin, Benjamin Chang, Robert B. Carrigan, Apurva S. Shah: Hoverboard Safety: Lessons Learned From the First Year of Injuries, 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, October 22-25, 2016, San Francisco, CA. 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition October 2016.
Valeriy Shubinets, MD; Patrick Gerety, MD; Christopher Pannucci, MD, MS; Michael Mirzabeigi, MD; Paris Butler, MD, MPH; Benjamin Chang, MD; L. Scott Levin, MD; Ines Lin, MD: The Attitude of Hand Surgeons Toward the Affordable Care Act: A Survey of Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 2015 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Bahamas, January 21-24, 2015 January 2015.
Valeriy Shubinets, Patrick A. Gerety, Christopher J. Pannuci, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, Benjamin Chang, L. Scott Levin, Ines C. Lin: The Attitude of Hand Surgeons towards the Affordable Care Act: A Survey of Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 31st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Providence, RI September 2014.
Bassem T. Elhassan, MD and Ines C. Lin, MD: Combined Nerve Palsies. Textbook of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD; Charles A. Goldfarb, MD; Vincent R. Hentz, MD; Raymond B. Raven, MD; David J. Slutsky, MD; Scott P. Steinmann, MD (eds.). The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2013.
Benjamin ChangInes C. Lin: Syndactyly. Hand Surgery Update V. KC Chung (eds.). American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont, IL, Page: 289-298, 2012.
Chang B, Lin IC. Syndactyly. In: Chung KC, editor. Hand surgery update 5. Rosemont (IL): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2011.
Posters and Presentations
Silvestre J., Lin I.C., Levin L.S., Chang B: Experience in Hand Surgery for Graduates of Three Surgical Specialties. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 16-20, 2015. October 2015.
"When Little Hands Get Hurt: Pediatric Hand Burns & IV Infiltrates", Crozer-Chester Medical Center Pediatric Grand Rounds, Upland, PA, March 2016
Awards and Honors
2011, Alice D. Jensen Fellowship in Hand Surgery Honoring Dr. Julian Bruner, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic
2004, Clyde F. Barker Surgical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1999, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Editorial and Academic Positions
2015-present, Bone and Joint Journal, Reviewer
2013-present, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ad hoc reviewer
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2016-present, American Counsel of Academic Plastic Surgeons
2015-present, Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society
2014-present, American College of Surgeons, Fellow
2013-present, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
2012-present, American Association for Hand Surgery
2011-present, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2010-present, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
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