Dr. Mark Lin, MD

Dr. Mark Lin, MD

Dr. Mark Lin, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Neurology
Conditions I Treat
  • focal dystonia
  • genetic dystonia
  • parkinson's disease
  • secondary parkinson's
  • segmental dystonia
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About the Provider

Board-certified in neurology, Mark Lin, MD, PhD, serves as Director of Movement Disorders at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His background in immunology is influential to his research and making advances in patient care.

Dr. Lin is highly regarded in the treatment and research of management for movement disorders with special expertise in the programming of deep brain stimulators for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, other types of tremor, and dystonia. He is also considered highly skilled in the use of botulinum therapy for the treatment of movement disorders including the selection of the proper muscle for injection of the diluted toxin for maximal therapeutic benefit.

Dr. Lin's work has been published in prominent clinical and scientific journals. A special focus of his current research is the prevention of levodopa-related dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease.
After earning his medical degree from what is now known as Guangdong Medical University in Guangdong, China, Dr. Lin completed an MS and PhD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed by a residency in neurology at the same institution. Post-graduate training in movement disorders followed at the New York Neurological Institute, Columbia University.
 

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Columbia University (2002)
  • Residency Program: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2001)
  • Graduate Education: Albert Einstein School of Medicine (1997)
  • Medical School: Guangdong Medical College (1984)
Publications
  • Lin, M., Spira, G., and Scharff, M.D. (1996) Molecular comparison of cultured hybridoma cells that switch isotypes at high and low rates. Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics 22:329-340.
  • Lin, M., Zhu, M. and Scharff, M.D. (1997) Sequence dependent hypermutation of immunoglobulin heavy chains in cultured B cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94:5284-5289.
  • Cooper, H.A., Thompson, E.C., Laureno, R., Fuisz, A., Mark, AS., Lin, M., Goldstein, S.A., (2009) Subclinical brain embolization in left-side infective endocarditis. Circulation. 120(7): 585-91.
  • Erwin, A., Tornatore, C. and Lin, M. (2012) Profound alternating corticospinal tract enhancement in Neuro-Behcet's disease. Annals of Neurology 72(S16): S118.
  • Pal, G., Lin, M.M., Laureno, R., (2014) Asterixis: a study of 103 patients. Metabolic brain disease. 29(3): 813-24.
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    1st Fl.
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital