Kant Y.K. Lin, MD

LinCV06182014Dr. Lin is currently Professor of Plastic Surgery, Chief of the Division of Craniofacial Surgery, in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and did an additional pediatric craniomaxillofacial fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada before coming to Charlottesville. He is the immediate past president of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the current president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has authored over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals, over 20 book chapters as well as several books including one of the definitive texts in craniofacial surgery, entitled “Craniofacial Surgery: Science and Surgical Technique”. He has received over 15 research grants and has presented 50 abstracts at scientific meetings. He has been a visiting professor at over 20 universities in both the United States and around the world. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Bernd Spiessl Research Award as well as the Sarnat Award for Basic Science Research.

Plastic Surgery Clinic
West Complex, Fourth Floor
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
Office Phone: 434.924.2528
Office Fax: 434.924.1333

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Craniofacial Surgery
Pediatric plastic surgery
Craniofacial surgery
Surgery of the Breast
Aesthetic Surgery
Awards: Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Omega Alpha

Bernd Spiessl Research Award, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Sarnat Award, Basic Science Research, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation

Regent Medical Tribute Award

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery
Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Research: Computational Modeling of Cleft Palate Musculature

Rescue strategies for Radiation Induced injuries in Breast Reconstruction

Clinical Trials: Safety Study of Contour Profile Silicone Gel Implants in Patients Undergoing Breast augmentation or reconstruction
State License: Virginia