Dr. Peter Lin

Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy

Dr. Peter H. Lin is a board-certified vascular surgeon who specializes in all aspects of vascular treatment of arterial and venous disorders. He is professor emeritus of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

Prior to joining University Vascular Associates in Los Angeles in 2015, Dr. Lin served as professor of surgery and chief of vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was also a full-time faculty from 2001 to 2015. Additionally, he served as the chief of vascular surgery at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center from 2001 to 2007, where he transformed its vascular program into a premier clinical service in the VA healthcare system. The remarkable success of this vascular surgery program with veterans led to the visit of President George H.W. Bush in 2003


Dr. Lin served as a physician advisor to Congressman Gene Green who introduced Aneurysm Detection Bill in 2004 which provided Medicare coverage for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening and detection. The legislation became known as the Screening Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Very Efficiently (SAAAVE) Act of 2004 (HR 4626).

Dr. Lin is active in both patient care and research. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials investigating endovascular treatment modalities in aortic aneurysm and carotid artery stenting. He has developed an active research program in clinical and basic science that includes several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular pathogenesis of peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

He presents his work regularly at national and international meetings and symposia. Dr. Lin's writing and presentations have focused on a range of subjects including endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, thrombolytic therapy for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, endovascular treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease, experimental models of endovascular therapy, and thrombolysis in arterial and venous thrombosis research.

Dr. Lin has published more than 400 scholarly articles in the fields of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He has authored more than 60 book chapters and edited 3 vascular textbooks. He serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for many prestigious journals. His publications have appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and American Journal of Surgery. 

Dr. Lin grew up in southern California, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Riverside. He received his medical degree from Finch University of Health Science in North Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Chicago, and vascular fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  

Dr. Lin has demonstrated a life-long commitment to teaching, and has mentored many medical students, surgical residents, and young faculty. He has been recognized eight times with the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award at Baylor College of Medicine.  His remarkable clinical skills and patient care have also been recognized by his colleagues as one of the Best Doctors in America. He has also been named among the top 1% of vascular surgeons by U.S. News & World Report. 


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