Harrison W. Lin, M.D.


Harrison W.
Lin, M.D.

Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Neurotology, Hearing and Balance

Associate Professor

Harrison W. Lin, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. Dr. Lin graduated with honors from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He then returned to Boston for his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at Harvard Medical School, training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children’s Hospital Boston. After residency, he successfully completed a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at UC San Diego.

In addition to treating routine conditions of the ear, including stapes, exostoses, and chronic otitis media surgeries, Dr. Lin has particular clinical interest in complex otologic surgery, hearing loss and rehabilitation, balance disorders, aural atresia, cochlear implantation, and skull base surgery. Dr. Lin is also a member of the UCI multidisciplinary skull base tumor program, which includes neurotologists, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists, all of whom contribute to the planning and care of our skull base tumor patients.

As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Lin is a principal investigator in the UCI Center for Hearing Research and conducts basic science and clinical research on hearing and balance disorders at the UCI main campus. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and numerous chapters and reviews. Dr. Lin is also active in many other academic endeavors, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society, and Triological Society. He enjoys educating residents and medical students and working closely with them to advance their clinical, surgical and research goals.