Dr. Samuel Lin is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and holds appointments as an attending Plastic Surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Board certification is a rigorous process that serves as a primary indicator of a physician’s competency to practice in a medical specialty. Maintenance of board certification also signifies that continuing medical education requirements are met, and that the practicing physician is up to date on the latest advancements in medicine. For all physicians who train in the United States, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the gold standard for physician certification in the United States and has only 24 member boards – Dr. Lin is certified by 2 of those member boards of medicine, Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The ABMS has only recognized the American Board of Plastic Surgery as recognizing board certified plastic surgeons.
Dr. Lin serves as the BIDMC residency site director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program, and he is the co-director of the Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship.