Mark Lin, MD, PhD, is board-certified in neurology and Director, Section of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. For the past 10 years he has worked in the fields of immunology, neurology, and movement disorders.
Dr. Lin is published in prominent clinical and scientific journals, including Immunology Reviews, BioEssays, International Immunology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Areas of study have included estimation of mutation rates in cultured cells, hypermutation of immunoglobulin heavy chains, and somatic hypermutation of antibody genes. He is a member of the Movement Disorders Society, and regarded as an expert in the management of movement disorders. He has special expertise in the programming of deep brain stimulators for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other types of tremor, and dystonia. He is also an expert in the use of botulinum therapy for the treatment of movement disorders - he is skilled at selecting the proper muscle for injection of the diluted toxin, thereby gaining maximal therapeutic benefit.
Dr. Lin earned a medical degree from what is now known as Guangdong Medical College in Guangdong, China. At the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) in the Bronx, New York, he successively received MS and PhD degrees, and received multiple awards for his PhD thesis. Subsequently, he completed his training in neurology at AECOM, and completed further postgraduate training in movement disorders at the New York Neurological Institute in New York City. Dr. Lin's current research interests include deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological disorders, botulinum toxin therapy for neurologic diseases, and the clarification of the clinical spectrum and nature of asterixis.
Dr. Mark Lin's research interests include
- Movement disorders and related therapeutic treatments
- Parkinson's disease and other tremor and dystonia
- Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological disorders
- Neurological diseases
- Research Areas