Shin Lin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Lin is a heart failure/mechanical circulatory support/heart transplantation specialist at the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center and a UW assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology.

Dr. Lin earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his M.D./Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During his graduate studies, he earned a master's degree in biostatistics from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Lin completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic and finished his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in cardiovascular diseases at Stanford Health Care and subsequently underwent sub-specialization in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Lin is ABIM board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship in Cardiology
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford, CA
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Mayo Medicine Clinic
Rochester, MN
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
MHS, Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
Mailing Address: 

UW Research- South Lake Union Complex

850 Republican Street

Box 358050

Seattle, WA 98109


Non-Clinical Administrative Support Contact:


For appointments or other clinical matters, please contact the Heart Institute.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Epigenomics
  • Genetics of heart failure
Clinical Interests: 
  • Heart failure therapies
  • Endomyocardial biopsy procedure
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Heart transplantation