James A. Lin, MD
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James A. Lin, MD

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine


James Lin MD is a graduate of Brown University '93 (ScB) and '97 (MD). He completed training in pediatrics (2000) and pediatric critical care medicine (2003) at Mass General Hospital for Children, prior to joining the faculty at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Lin has published original research on diverse topics including the role of dietary lipids and cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme in intestinal inflammation, anti-atherogenic role of COX-2, magnetic separation of COX-2 enzyme products, single cell transfection dynamics of molecular beacons, radiological and clinical predictors of RSV outcomes in critically ill children, the effect of syringe size on reliability and safety of low flow infusions, the association between red blood cell transfusions and nosocomial infections in PICU patients, and a novel mathematical expression for probability of inclusion in a point prevalence study. His current clinical and research interests include noninvasive positive pressure in pediatric critical illness, pediatric intensive care ultrasound, microbiology of chronically ill children, and the the effects of antibiotic route on neonatal pain.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Hospital Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2022
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2000


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003


Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2000


Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 1998


MD, Brown University School of Medicine, 1997

Hospital Affiliations



  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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