Dr. Kristie Lin



Dr. Kristie Lin is a board-certified physician who specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of adult and pediatric retinal disorders. She graduated with honors in microbiology from the University of California at Davis. She went on to receive her medical degree from the highly prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which has consistently been ranked one of the nation’s top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report.

During her ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College, she was chosen to be Chief Resident. In this position, Dr. Lin led the residents in their tasks for the needs of the department and the community. Dr. Lin then was awarded the privilege of training in vitreoretinal surgery as a fellow at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She trained with the world-renowned Dr. Tatsuo Hirose and Dr. Arnold Kroll, pioneers of surgical and pediatric retina.

Prior to relocating back to her native California, Dr. Lin was practicing surgical retina in New Haven, Connecticut, where she was also an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was actively teaching Yale medical students and worked with the Yale ophthalmology residents and fellows.

Dr. Lin has received various research fellowships including the Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Soros Service for Community Health Fellowship, Margaret and Robert Weiss, MD Endowed Scholarship, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dean’s Research Scholarship.

Dr. Lin has published many peer-reviewed articles and has presented at conferences throughout the nation. She is an expert in the management of age-related macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments, diabetic retionpathy, macular hole, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membranes and retinopathy of prematurity.  She provides the highest level of care for her patients integrating cutting-edge surgical treatments while treating them with compassion, dignity and respect.

Dr. Lin is board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Women in Ophthalmology. She is also fluent in Cantonese, Spanish, and Mandarin. Dr. Lin resides in Pasadena and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Kristie was awarded Pasadena Top Doctor for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Dr. Lin’s office is located in 160 E. Artesia St., Ste. 140, Pomona, CA 91767.

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