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Alexander Y. Lin, M.D., MBA, FACS

Alexander Y. Lin, M.D., MBA, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director of Surgical Innovations, UCSF Plastic Surgery
  • Director, Craniofacial Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Co-Director, Craniofacial Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
  • Co-Director, Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies at UCSF Health

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  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • BA
  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, A.B. in Psychology with Distinction
  • 06/1996
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
  • Internship: General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • 06/2003
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • MD
  • Medical School: M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors
  • 05/2002
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburg, PA
  • Fellowship: Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • 06/2010
  • Olin Business School, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • MBA
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 12/2020
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
  • Residency: General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • 06/2009
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Research Fellowship: Vascular Immunobiology
  • 06/2007
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • MS
  • Graduate: Master of Science, M.S. in Statistics
  • 06/1996
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    • Transforming Cleft Speech Assessment and Care through Online Crowdsourcing.
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    • Innovative Cleft Speech Assessment with Online Crowdsourcing.
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    • Defining Ideal Female Genital Anatomy Through Novel Crowdsourcing Analysis.
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      Jun 2020
    • Primary Closure versus Delayed Primary Closure: Analysis of Wound Healing Complications in Acute Traumatic Wounds.
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    • Pediatric Innovation Center
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      Dec 2019
    • Funding for the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) developed by the healthcare cost and utilization project.
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    • 3D-Printing Techniques with MRI: can surgical planning be done without radiation to children?
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    • Preliminary Translational Testing of a Cryogel Scaffold to Promote Bone Regeneration for the Treatment of Cleft-Craniofacial Defects.
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    • Crowdsourcing for cleft lip-palate outcomes.
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    • Volumetric assessment of BMP-2 cleft airways.
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    • BMP-2 alveolar bone reconstruction in the growing facial skeleton.
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      Sep 2015
    • Dental development in BMP-2 treated clefts.
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    • Sleep apnea and orthodontics in children with clefts.
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      Jun 2014
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    • Head shape outcomes in deformational plagiocephaly.
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    • Speech outcomes in cleft palate surgery.
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    • 3D-Printed Customized Titanium Plates in Le Fort I Maxillary Advancement.
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    • Craniosynostosis Outcomes.
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    • Infection Rates for Delayed versus Primary Closure of Wounds.
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    • Defining the Ideal Vulva: A Population Analysis.
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    • PTSD, Injury, and Pain from Intimate Partner Violence: Psychophysiological Assessment.
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    • Cleft Lip-Nose-Palate Outcomes Analyzed by Crowdsourcing.
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    • Plagiocephaly: Analyses and Outcomes.
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    • Genes that Influence Mandibular Size.
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    • Crowdsourcing to Assess Speech Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery.
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    • Effects of Medications on Surgical Results.
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    • Growth and Airway Outcomes of Cleft Patients.
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    • Squamosal Craniosynostosis.
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    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 76
    Data provided by UCSF Profiles, powered by CTSI
    1. Li S, Luo S, Wei N, Lin AY, Dandan Wang D, Ping Lin P, Chen R, Xie J, Ren J. A rare case of Merkel cell carcinoma on the craniofacial region and characterization of its aneuploid CD31- CTCs and CD31+ CTECs expressing EpCAM or Ki-67. Oral Oncol. 2023 Nov 07; 147:106602. View in PubMed
    2. Fallahian F, Meyer A, Tadisina KK, Lin AY. Surgical Management in Isolated Squamosal Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review. Ann Plast Surg. 2023 10 01; 91(4):493-496. View in PubMed
    3. Nguyen DC, Myint JA, Lin AY. The Role of Postoperative Nasal Stents in Cleft Rhinoplasty: A Systematic Review. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2023 Jul 28; 10556656231190703. View in PubMed
    4. Yakovlev MA, Liang K, Zaino CR, Vanselow DJ, Sugarman AL, Lin AY, La Riviere PJ, Zheng Y, Silverman JD, Leichty JC, Huang SX, Cheng KC. Quantitative Geometric Modeling of Blood Cells from X-ray Histotomograms of Whole Zebrafish Larvae. bioRxiv. 2023 May 24. View in PubMed
    5. Sescleifer AM, Francoisse CA, Osborn TA, Rector JD, Lin AY. Seeing Cleft Lip from a New Angle: Crowdsourcing to Determine whether Scar Severity or Lip Angle Matters More to the General Public. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jul 01; 152(1):126e-133e. View in PubMed
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