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Practice contact
(412) 432-3648
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15203
Albert Lin MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty
Surgeon - 19 years in practice
Primary Practice: University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Hospital: UPMC East

Practice Contact

Office Address
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15203
(412) 432-3648

Clinical Expertise

Shoulder Surgery Sports Medicine Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder Arthroplasty Arthroscopy of the Knee Complex Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder Complex Open Surgery of the Shoulder


Albert Lin, MD, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Associate Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lin specializes in the care of athletes and shoulder conditions and has extensive experience with shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder arthroplasty, and complex reconstructive and open surgery of the shoulder as well as arthroscopy of the knee. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, as well as fellowships in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Shoulder Surgery at Harvard University. Dr. Lin is an active member of AAOS, AOSSM, ASES, and ISAKOS, and is an active committee member of the shoulder and elbow committee of AAOS and the education committee of ASES. He is a regular invited faculty member for AAOS, ASES, AOSSM, AANA, ISAKOS, and MASES. In addition, he currently serves on the editorial review board of KSSTA as well as Annals in Joint and is a reviewer for JAAOS, JSES, AJSM, KSSTA, and TSES. Dr. Lin has published more than 100 papers, abstracts, and book chapters related to shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, shoulder arthroplasty, and complex shoulder conditions, and regularly presents his research at international and national meetings. He is actively involved in residency and fellowship education and currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Fellowship. In addition, he is the head orthopaedic team physician for Duquesne University and Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School. His current research interests include clinical research related to rotator cuff and shoulder instability surgery as well as shoulder arthroplasty, and basic science research in the areas of robotics and biomechanical research following shoulder instability and in vivo kinematics of the shoulder following superior capsular reconstruction and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
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Primary Practice

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Primary practice
University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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(412) 357-3021
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UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
(412) 232-7143
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(412) 647-5286
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UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
(412) 692-5325

Education & Training

Harvard Shoulder Fellowship
Harvard Combined Ortho Residency Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
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