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Phoebe Lin M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. Phoebe Lin was born in Chicago, Illinois, but obtained her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. Upon graduation, she was given the Spector Award for best undergraduate Honors thesis. She then returned to her home town of Chicago to attend the joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois where she graduated with honors and received numerous awards for her research. 

During that time, she also volunteered at various charitable clinics both in Chicago and abroad in Ecuador and India. After medical school and internship in Chicago, Dr. Lin did her residency training at the University of California San Francisco where she was nominated vice Ppesident of the Cordes UCSF alumni association, and also received the Hogan Garcia award for best resident research project. She then went onto Duke University for a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases. During her two years at Duke, she was awarded both a Heed Foundation fellowship and the Ron G. Michels fellowship for research and clinical excellence.

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  • B.A., Washington University, St. Louis Missouri 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 2006
  • M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 2006
  • Residency:

    • University of California San Francisco, 2007-2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2010-2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, October, 2011


  • "Short chain fatty acids ameliorate immune-mediated uveitis partially by altering migration of lymphocytes from the intestine." Scientific Reports  In: , Vol. 7, No. 1, 11745, 01.12.2017.
  • "Recovery of outer retinal laminations on optical coherence tomography after treatment of cancer associated retinopathy." American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports In: , Vol. 8, 01.12.2017, p. 11-13.
  • "The Impact and Implication of Peripheral Vascular Leakage on Ultra-Widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Uveitis." Ocular Immunology and Inflammation  In: , 16.10.2017, p. 1-7.
  • "Intestinal Metabolites Are Profoundly Altered in the Context of HLA-B27 Expression and Functionally Modulate Disease in a Rat Model of Spondyloarthritis." Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) In: , Vol. 69, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. 1984-1995.
  • "Aspergillus endophthalmitis resulting in development of retinal aspergilloma." Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina  In: , Vol. 48, No. 8, 01.08.2017, p. 680-683.
  • "Ultra-wide-field fundus autofluorescence and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography findings in syphilitic outer retinitis." Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina  In: , Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.03.2017, p. 208-215.
  • "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges." Retina  In: , 20.12.2016.
  • "Visualization of 3 distinct retinal plexuses by projection-resolved optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy." JAMA Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 134, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 1411-1419.
  • "Ocular manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease." Current Opinion in Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 27, No. 6, 01.11.2016, p. 552-560.
  • "Treatment of Epithelial Downgrowth Masquerading as Unilateral Hypopyon Uveitis in a HLA−B27+ Individual." Ocular Immunology and Inflammation  In: , 05.09.2016, p. 1-3.
  • "Injectable Fluocinolone Acetonide Long-Acting Implant for Noninfectious Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Panuveitis : Two-Year Results." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 123, No. 9, 01.09.2016, p. 1940-1948.
  • "Perturbed Mucosal Immunity and Dysbiosis Accompany Clinical Disease in a Rat Model of Spondyloarthritis." Arthritis and Rheumatology In: , Vol. 68, No. 9, 01.09.2016, p. 2151-2162.
  • "New Perspectives in Rheumatology : Avoiding Antimalarial Toxicity." Arthritis and Rheumatology  In: , Vol. 68, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 1805-1809.
  • "Gut microbial alterations associated with protection from autoimmune uveitis." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  In: , Vol. 57, No. 8, 01.07.2016, p. 3747-3758.
  • "Parafoveal cone abnormalities and recovery on adaptive optics in posterior uveitis." American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports  In: , Vol. 1, 01.04.2016, p. 16-22.
  • "Does the Microbiome Cause B27-related Acute Anterior Uveitis?" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation  In: , 20.03.2016, p. 1-5.
  • "Retinal vasculitis." Current Opinion in Rheumatology  In: , 04.03.2016.
  • "The microbiome, HLA, and the pathogenesis of uveitis." Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 1-6.
  • "Targeting interleukin-6 for noninfectious uveitis." Clinical Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 9, 11.09.2015, p. 1697-1702.
  • "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges." Retina  In: , Vol. 35, No. 6, 06.06.2015, p. 1279-1282.
  • "Peripheral vascular leakage in uveitis : Clinical and angiographic findings." Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 122, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 1269-1270.
  • "Drug-induced uveitis." International Ophthalmology Clinics In: , Vol. 55, No. 2, 09.04.2015, p. 47-65.
  • "Biological response modifiers in the treatment of noninfectious Uveitis." International Ophthalmology Clinics  In: , Vol. 55, No. 2, 09.04.2015, p. 19-36.
  • "Aqueous cell differentiation in anterior uveitis using fourier-domain optical coherence tomography." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  In: , Vol. 56, No. 3, 2015, p. 1430-1436.
  • "Diffuse epithelial downgrowth associated with an extruded anterior chamber intraocular lens haptic." Eye and Contact Lens In: , Vol. 41, No. 6, 2015, p. e24-e25.
  • "Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis : The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial." American Journal of Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 160, No. 6, 2015, p. 1133-1141.e9.
  • "HLA-B27 and human β2-microglobulin affect the gut microbiota of transgenic rats." PLoS One In: , Vol. 9, No. 8, e105684, 20.08.2014.
  • "Principles and practice of intravitreal application of drugs."   Vitreous: In Health and Disease. Springer New York, 2014. p. 509-521.
  • "The future of uveitis treatment." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 121, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 365-376.

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