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Clifford Lin, M.D., M.A.Sc, F.R.C.S.(C)

Accepting new patients

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Lin is committed to ensuring patients receive the highest quality, patient-centered care. He specializes in the comprehensive care of spinal disease, from the cervical spine (neck) to the sacrum (tailbone). This includes degenerative conditions (disc herniation and stenosis), as well as spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis). He also has further interest in complex spinal conditions and revision surgery. Dr. Lin has advanced training in minimally invasive techniques to minimize surgical trauma and maximize recovery.

The diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions is a complex process, and Dr. Lin relies on a thorough assessment to recommend the right surgery for the right patient at the right time.

Read patient stories from some of Dr. Lin's patients.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • M.D., 2009, Queen’s University
  • Residency

    • Orthopaedics, University of Toronto, Canada, 2014
  • Fellowship

    • Spine surgery, University of Toronto (University Health Network – Toronto Western Hospital), 2015
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017

Memberships and associations:

  • AO Spine North America
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (167 Ratings, 60 Reviews)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

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