About David Lin, MD

David J. Lin, MD is a critical care neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Director of the MGH NeuroRecovery Clinic. He is also an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Lin cares for patients with acute neurologic injuries including stroke, brain hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, seizures, and spinal cord injury in the MGH Neurosciences Critical Care Unit and he provides recommendations to facilitate best possible recovery in the MGH NeuroRecovery clinic. Dr. Lin’s research involves understanding mechanisms of brain plasticity in patients order to guide recovery after stroke and other acute brain injuries. He has authored numerous publications in journals such as Nature, Stroke, Neurology, and Neuroimage.
Dr. Lin received his B.S. with honors in Mathematics and Computational Science from Stanford University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Pathway at Harvard Medical School in 2013. He completed his residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital during which he was recognized by the Harvard Medical School class for excellence in clinical teaching. He completed dual fellowships in Neurorecovery at Mass General and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Neurocritical Care at Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Mass General Neurology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387

Mass General Vascular Center: Stroke Service
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
7th Floor, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8459

Medical Education

  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Brain Injury Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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