Innovation Award—Public Education ~ 2013
Dr. Matthew Lin, MD
Pacific Orthopedic Medical Group
Dr. Matthew Y. Lin, founder Pacific Orthopedic Medical Group and President of Central Health Plan and AHMC International Cancer Center
Dr. Matthew Lin has made a great impact in his community through his leadership in education initiatives, international and local relief efforts, providing patient care and philanthropic endeavors. His decades-long work in public education that help empower patients to make informed decisions about their health and improve their quality of life is being honored with the Innovation Award for Public Education.
Always committed to teaching and education, Dr. Lin has served on the clinical faculty of the University of Southern California and Western University of Health Sciences. He is an active member of the Los Angeles County Medical Reserve Corps, which prepares for disaster relief, and has led international relief efforts to Taiwan, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Bolivia and Malawi, among others.
Dr. Lin attended Taipei Medical College in Taiwan where he completed his medical training. He came to the United States in 1973 and completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Lin has been dedicated to serving the patients of the Greater San Gabriel Valley for the past 28 years, and has held many leadership positions in the community including, President of the Taiwan Medical Society and a member of the Board of Directors of Garfield Medical Center, Alhambra Hospital and Pacific Independent Physician Association. He also served as chief of staff at Garfield Medical Center and chief of surgery.
His community involvement is not limited to the healthcare field, and includes working with the Taiwan Center, Pasadena Symphony, the San Marino School Foundation and the Pacific Asia Museum.