About Derrick Lin, MD, FACS

With more than 15 years of experience in otolaryngology, Dr. Derrick Lin serves as the Division Chief of Head and Neck Oncology at Mass. Eye and Ear and is the Daniel Miller Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Lin’s clinical interests include head and neck cancer (including oral cavity, oropharynx, sinus, larynx), cranial base surgery, microvascular reconstruction, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, skull base tumors, head and neck reconstruction, salivary gland tumors, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Lin has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters in the field. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports. He is the Chair of the Head and Neck Reconstructive Committee for the American Head and Neck Society and serves on the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology Board of Directors.

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Mass General Cancer Center: Neuro-Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-5130

Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology

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