Karen Lin M.D.

 Karen Lin M.D.
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  • Chinese
  • English


  • Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
  • Head and Neck Surgery


Dr. Lin is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. She treats a broad range of general ear, nose and throat problems in children and adults. Dr. Lin earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She completed her otolaryngology training at New York University before returning to Seattle. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy working with children and adults to coordinate an individualized treatment plan that best fits their condition and their lifestyle in a way that they can understand. This helps patients be more involved in their care, and I look forward to treating and working with them as a team.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lin’s clinical interests include hearing loss, ear infections, ear tube surgery, sinus problems, sinus surgery, allergies, deviated septum, nasal obstruction, oral lesions, biopsies, tonsil problems, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, oral lesions, voice problems, hoarseness, thyroid problems, and lumps in the neck.


Institution Credential Year
Georgetown University School of Medicine Medical Education 2001
New York University Medical Center Internship
New York University Medical Center Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Georgetown University, School of Medicine 2001

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Otolaryngology Otolaryngology 2007