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Eric Lin, M.D. | Curriculum Vitae

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February 2012 – Present
Spine and Pain Institute of Orange County (Irvine, CA)
Attending Surgeon, Spine Surgery
August 2007 – Present
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group (Fullerton, CA)
Attending Surgeon, Spine Surgery
August 2006 – July 2007
Rush University Medical Center, (Chicago IL)
Fellow, Spine Surgery
July 2002 – June 2006
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Resident Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery
July 2001 – June 2002
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Intern, General Surgery
August 1997 – June 2001, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
September 1993 – June 1997, B.S. Physiological Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
  • Lin EL, Lieu V, Halevi L, Shamie AN, Wang JC. The Results of Epidural Steroid Injections for Cervical Radiculopathy
    Lloyd W. Taylor Award, Outstanding Paper
    Western Orthopaedic Association. Waikoloa, HI. 2005
  • UCLA Men’s Tennis Team
    NCAA Division I All-American, 1994, 1997
    NCAA Division I Academic All-American, 1994-1997
    UCLA Tennis Team Captain, 1997
    UCLA Director’s Honor Roll, 1993-1997
  • Park DK, Lin EL, Phillips FM. Index and adjacent level kinematics after cervical disc replacement and anterior fusion: in vivo quantitative radiographic analysis. Spine 2011 Apr 20; 36(9):721-30

  • Lee MJ, Lin EL. The use of the Three Pronged Mayfield Head Clamp resulting in an Intra-Cranial Epidural Hematoma in an Adult Patient: a Case Report. Eur Spine J 2010 Jul;19 Suppl 2:187-9

  • Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, Singh K, An HS, Phillips FM. The relationship of Iliopsoas Nerves During a Transpsoas Approach to the Lumbar Spine: Anatomic Study. J Spinal Disorder Tech. 2010 Jun;23(4):223-8

  • Lin EL, Wang JC. Total Disc Arthroplasty. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2006 Dec; 14:705-714.

  • Lin EL, Lieu V, Halevi L, Shamie AN, Wang, JC. Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections for symptomatic Disc Herniations, J Spinal Disord Tech. 2006 May;19(3):183-6.

  • Mroz TE, Lin EL, Summit MC, Bianchi JR, Keesling JE Jr, Roberts M, Vangsness CT Jr, Wang JC.
    Biomechanical analysis of allograft bone treated with a novel tissue sterilization process. The Spine Journal. 2006 Jan-Feb;6(1):34-9.

  • Moseley C, Lin EL. Surgical Correction of Lower Limb Deformity in Osteogenesis
    Imperfecta: Variation on a Theme by Sofield.
     J Bone Joint Surg Br: 85-B Supp III:262, 2003.

  • Wang JC, Lin EL, Brodke DS, Youssef JA. Epidural Injections for the Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Herniated Discs, J Spinal Disord Tech. 2002 Aug;15(4):269-272

  • Park DK, Lin EL, Phillips FM. The in vivo Effects of Cervical Total Disc Replacement and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion on Treated and Adjacent Segments; Implications for Adjacent Level Degeneration.
    Cervical Spine Research Society, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009

  • Park DK, Lin EL, Braaksma B, Phillips FM. Comparison of Index and Adjacent Level Kinematics following Cervical Disc Replacement versus Fusion: A Radiographic Analysis
    SAS Global Symposium on Motion Preservation Technology, London 2009

  • Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, An HS, Phillips FM. The Location of Intra-Psoas Nerve Roots when Performing Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF): an Anatomical Study.
    SAS Global Symposium on Motion Preservation Technology, London 2009
    Annual Meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons, Henderson, NV. 2008

  • Lee MJ, Garcia R, Lin EL, Cassinelli EH, Furey CG, Riew KD. Tandem Stenosis: An Anatomic Study in Cadavers.
    Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco, CA. 2007

  • Lin EL, Phillips FM. Comparison of Index and Adjacent Level Kinematics Following Cervical Disc Replacement versus Fusion: In Vivo Quantitative Radiographic Analysis
    Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco, CA. 2007

  • Lin EL, Phillips FM, Regan JJ. Correlation of In Vivo Radiographic Motion Analysis and Clinical Outcomes in Cervical TDR
    Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco, CA 2007

  • Lin EL, Patel VA, Coffey KP, Johnson EE. Management of Symptomatic Clavicle Non­ Unions with Plate Osteosynthesis and Local Bone Grafting.
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego, CA. 2007

  • Lin EL, Lee SS, Lee KJH, Abitbol JJ, Wang JC. A Comparison of the Outcomes of Disc Arthroplasty vs. Fusion.
    North American Spine Society. Philadelphia, PA. 2005

  • Lin EL, Lieu V, Halevi L, ShamieAN, Wang JC. The Results of Epidural Steroid Injections for Cervical Radiculopathy,
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Washington, DC. 2005
    Western Orthopaedic Association. Waikoloa, HI. 2005
    North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. 2004
    Cervical Spine Research Society. Boston, MA. 2004

  • Moseley C, Lin EL. Surgical Correction of Lower Limb Deformity in Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Amelia Island, FL. 2003

  • Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • California Medical Association