“The thing I love most about my job is.... at the end of the day I feel like I can say I really made a difference.”
An enthusiastic, energetic professional, James Lin, M.D., joined City of Hope in 2009 as Assistant Clinical Professor and Staff Physician in our Gastroenterology Division. He is highly experienced in the field of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and other advanced endoscopy services.
Dr. Lin studied at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He interned at UC-Irvine and served a gastroenterology fellowship at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Dr. Lin finds gastroenterology at COH especially gratifying because it encompasses, in his words, “every step of the patient's care:” diagnosis, staging, therapy and palliative treatment. A vocal advocate of screening tests, he is open to the use of the new DNA stool test for colon cancer, if some patients refuse colonoscopy. "Ultimately the best colon cancer screening test is the one the patient is using," he says.