Q&A with Dr. Christine Lin

Have you met Affiliated Dermatology Chief of Staff Dr. Christine Lin? She answered some questions for the HonorHealth newsletter last month! Read through it to get to know her a little better.

Q&A with Dr. Christine Lin | Chief of Staff at Affiliated Dermatology

Q: What is your specialty?

A: Medical & Surgical Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Q: Where did you go for medical school and residency training?

A: I went to University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. I completed my dermatology training at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Q: How would you describe your teaching style?

A: I see myself as a facilitator who guides and enables the learners to build knowledge base and problem solve.

Q: What is the thing you love the most about Dermatology?

A: What I love about dermatology is that the skin provides a readily accessible visual window into the patients’ overall health.

Q: If you had only one bit of advice for IM Residents to know about dermatology what would it be?

A: When encountering a rash, always go back to the basics. By accurately observing and describing the morphology of the rash, you will begin to narrow down the differential diagnoses.

Q: What do you do for fun?

A: What I cherish most is quality family time.

Q: What was the last book you read, movie you saw or concert you attended?

A: Last movie I saw in the theater was Solo: A Star War’s Story.

Q: Where is your favorite restaurant and what do you recommend getting there?

A: Tommy Bahama Restaurant. Ahi Tuna Bowl.

Q: Name one interesting fact about yourself that you think most people would not know about you?

A: Prior to going into medicine, I aspired to become a concert cellist.

Q: If you could go back in time and interview one person and ask them a question who would it be and what would you ask them?

A: I would interview the famous cellist Yo Yo Ma. As a classically trained cellist, what is the key to accomplishing creative successful collaborations with musicians across different cultures and genres?

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