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Erin Lin, DO

Erin H. Lin, DO


Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

breast cancer surgery, benign breast conditions, breast ultrasound, abnormal breast image evaluation, image-guided minimally invasive biopsy, hidden scar surgery technique, oncoplastic surgery, intra-operative radiation surgery (IORT), porta-catheter placement, cancer survivorship, genetic risk assessment

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  • American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • English
  • Chinese
Medical School
Western University of Health Sciences
Arrowhead Regional Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
UCI School of MedicineBreast Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2020, 2022
More Information

Dr. Erin H. Lin is a board-certified surgical oncologist who specializes in breast health and breast surgical treatment.   

Lin has expertise in both benign and malignant tumor lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, using techniques that minimize scarring and preserve skin and nipples. She is also skilled in intraoperative radiation therapy and image-guided minimally invasive biopsies.

She earned her medical degree from Western University of Health and Science in Pomona, Calif. After completing a residency and internship in general surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, Calif., she completed fellowship training in breast surgery at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Lin is actively involved with several multi-center clinical trials, including: TARGIT-US Registry Trial for intraoperative radiotherapy; the SAVI SCOUT® surgical device trial, and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Projects. She is also a co-researcher into the use of non-invasive diffuse optical spectroscopy for early breast cancer detection. She is proactive about community outreach programs and devotes time to many community cancer screening events.

She also has presented many posters in national breast cancer conferences (American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Symposium, Miami Breast Conference and San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium) and has published research articles about MarginProbe® in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Lin, who is fluent in Chinese, sees patients in Orange and Yorba Linda.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003