Jules Lin, MD, FACS

Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Dr. Lin was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University and received his undergraduate degree with highest distinction in 1995 as a Wells Scholar. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1999 and completed his General Surgical Residency in 2006 at the University of Michigan. During this time, he also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship in 2003 and a research fellowship in the Thoracic Surgery Tumor Biology Laboratory in 2004 for which he received the Moses Gunn Young Investigator and James Crudup Awards. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Washington.

Dr. Lin is an Associate Professor and the Mark B. Orringer Research Professor in the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He is the surgical director of the Lung Transplant Program. He is currently serving on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Guidelines Panel and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, PLOS ONE, and Scientific Reports. He is also a section editor for the STS Thoracic Surgery Online Curriculum. He has served on several national committees for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Foundation, and Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and served as the Region 10 representative on the OPTN/UNOS Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee.

His research interests include investigating the molecular biology of chemoresistance in esophageal carcinoma and translating these findings into new techniques for screening, staging, and tailoring therapies for individual patients. He has published over 95 papers and has written 21 book chapters.

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2017 - Nov 2019; Jan 2020- Dec 2021