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Phoebe Lin M.D., Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-7891
    • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology School of Medicine

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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


  • "Peripheral vascular leakage in uveitis" Ophthalmology June 1 2015
  • "HLA-B27 and human β2-microglobulin affect the gut microbiota of transgenic rats" PLoS One August 20 2014
  • "Opposing effects of platelet-activating factor and lyso-platelet-activating factor on neutrophil and platelet activation" Molecular Pharmacology January 2009
  • "Preclinical evaluation and intraoperative human retinal imaging with a high-resolution microscope-integrated spectral domain optical coherence tomography device" Retina July 2013
  • "Immunologic Markers as Potential Predictors of Systemic Autoimmune Disease in Patients with Idiopathic Scleritis" American Journal of Ophthalmology March 2008
  • "Frontiers in the Management of Retinoblastoma" American Journal of Ophthalmology August 2009
  • "The role of the gut and microbes in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis" Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology  2014
  • "Acquired drusenoid deposits on infrared imaging as a sign of vitreoretinal lymphoma" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation  2014
  • "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges" Retina June 6 2015
  • "Herpes zoster keratouveitis and inflammatory ocular hypertension 8 years after varicella vaccination" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation February 2009
  • "Ocular surface disease secondary to vitamin A deficiency in the developed world" JAMA Ophthalmology June 2011
  • "Peripheral retinal vascular leakage demonstrated by ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography in preeclampsia with HELLP syndrome" Retina September 2012
  • "Drug-induced uveitis" International Ophthalmology Clinics April 9 2015
  • "Lysophosphatidylcholine modulates neutrophil oxidant production through elevation of cyclic AMP" Journal of Immunology March 1 2005
  • "The lysophospholipid receptor G2A activates a specific combination of G proteins and promotes apoptosis" Journal of Biological Chemistry April 18 2003
  • "Image inversion spectral-domain optical coherence tomography optimizes choroidal thickness and detail through improved contrast." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  2012
  • "The future of uveitis treatment" Ophthalmology January 2014
  • "Epidemiologic Relationship Between Fuchs Heterochromic Iridocyclitis and the United States Rubella Vaccination Program" American Journal of Ophthalmology September 2007
  • "Does the microbiome play a causal role in spondyloarthritis?" Clinical Rheumatology  2014
  • "Intermediate Uveitis"  December 2012
  • "Management of a recalcitrant candidal chorioretinal abscess" Retinal Cases and Brief Reports June 2012
  • "Retinal vascular abnormalities and dragged maculae in a carrier with a new NDP mutation (c.268delC) that caused severe Norrie disease in the proband" Journal of AAPOS February 2010
  • "Retinal manifestations of oncologic and hematologic conditions" International Ophthalmology Clinics  2012
  • "Aqueous cell differentiation in anterior uveitis using fourier-domain optical coherence tomography" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  2015
  • "Pharmacotherapy of scleritis" Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy March 2013
  • "Biological response modifiers in the treatment of noninfectious Uveitis" International Ophthalmology Clinics April 9 2015
  • "Targeting interleukin-6 for noninfectious uveitis" Clinical Ophthalmology September 11 2015
  • "Ultra-widefield imaging of duchenne muscular dystrophy-associated proliferative retinal vasculopathy improved with panretinal laser photocoagulation alone" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina May 2013
  • "Family History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Patients With Idiopathic Ocular Inflammation" American Journal of Ophthalmology June 2006
  • "Diffuse epithelial downgrowth associated with an extruded anterior chamber intraocular lens haptic" Eye and Contact Lense  2015

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