David Lin, MD, FACS, MEng

David Lin, MD, FACS, MEng


David Lin, MD, FACS, MEng, is board certified in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.  He has advanced training in laparoscopic colon resection for colon cancer/malignancies as well as benign diseases including but not limited to diverticulosis/diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease.  Besides being adept in minimally invasive surgical techniques for colon and rectal problems along with Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM), he is skilled in the treatment of hemorrhoids and perianal diseases.  Dr. Lin is also trained in the field of robotic surgery.  

Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA in 2006. He completed his internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, in 2011. He went on to complete a colorectal fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL, in 2012. He was an integral part of the Resident Education Program at Baystate Medical Center and was also awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

Before he became a doctor, he received his professional Master degree in Engineering.

Board Certification and License

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery since 2015.
  • General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery since 2015


  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine


  • Francheschini MA, Boas DA, Zourabian A, Diamond SG, Nadgir S, Lin DW, Moore JB, Fantini S. Near-Infrared Spiroximetry: Noninvasive Measurements of Venous Saturation in Piglets and Human Subjects.  J Appl Physiol. 2002 Jan; 92(1): 372-84.
  • Lin DW, Bush RW, Earle DB, Seymour NE. Performance and Ergonomic Characteristics of Expert Surgeons Using a Face-Mounted Display During Virtual Reality-Simulated Laparoscopic Surgery: An Electromyographically Based Study. Surg Endosc. 2007 Jul; 21(7): 1135-41.
  • Lin DW, Romanelli JR, Kuhn JN, Thompson RE, Bush RW, Seymour NE. Computer-Based Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Simulators: Performance Characteristics and Perceptions of New Users. Surg Endosc. 2009 Jan; 23(1): 209-14.
  • Lin DW, Behr S, Lau T, Luu X, Okoroh, E.  Deja Review:  Physiology, 1sted.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical, October 18, 2006.