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Ines C. Lin, MD

Ines C. Lin, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lin is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ines C. Lin

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 and 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2013
  • Plastic Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Lesions
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ganglion Cyst (Bible Cyst)
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tumor
  • Keloid Scar Removal
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Tendonitis
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


Active Member, American Association for Hand Surgery, National Active Member, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National Active Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National Active Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Active Member, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local Active Member, Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Socity, Local Fellow, American College of Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Lin Ines C, Shin Alexander Y, Bishop Allen T: Dorsal Capsular Defect and Synovial Fistula to the Fourth Extensor Compartment: A Late Complication after Arthroscopic Dorsal Wrist Ganglionectomy. The journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume 23 (3): 404-407,2018.

Plana Natalie M, Shubinets Valeriy, Tecce Michael G, Lin Ines C, Chang Benjamin: Pollicization of Biphalangeal Index Finger for Type IV Thumb Hypoplasia: A Case Report Describing Preoperative Planning, Intraoperative Decision-Making, and Technical Modifications. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 13 (6): 1558944718783472,2018.

Shubinets Valeriy, McAndrew Christine, Mauch Jaclyn, Glennon Alyssa Ricker, Kovach Stephen J, Gray Benjamin L, Steinberg David R, Bozentka David J, Lantieri Laurent, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott, Lin Ines C: Partial Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned From Cadaveric Dissection Studies. The Journal of hand surgery 43 (7): 634-640,2018.

Ho Michelle, Horn B David, Lin Ines C, Chang Benjamin, Carrigan Robert B, Shah Apurva: Musculoskeletal injuries resulting from use of hoverboards Clinical Pediatrics 57 (1): 31-35,2018.

Silvestre Jason, Lin Ines C, Levin L Scott, Chang Benjamin: Variability in Resident Operative Hand Experience by Specialty. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 13 (1): 103-107,2018.

Anthony Chris A, Lawler Ericka A, Ward Christina M, Lin Ines C, Shah Apurva S: Use of an automated mobile phone messaging robot in postoperative patient monitoring Telemedicine Journal and E-health 24 (1): 61-66,2017 (Epub).

Colen David L, Fox Justin P, Chang Benjamin, Lin Ines C: Burden of hand maladies in US emergency departments Hand (NY) 13 (2): 1558944717695749,2017 (Epub).

Gornitzky Alex L, Lin Ines C, Carrigan Robert B: The diagnostic utility and clinical implications of wrist MRI in the pediatric population Hand (NY) 13 (2): 1558944717695752,2017 (Epub).

Shubinets Valeriy, Chang Benjamin, Lin Ines C: Classification of synpolydactyly: Experience in 10 children Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume 43 (2): 1753193417734833,2017 (Epub).

Amaral Sandra, Kessler Sudha Kilaru, Levy Todd J, Gaetz William, McAndrew Christine, Chang Benjamin, Lopez Sonya, Braham Emily, Humpl Deborah, Hsia Michelle, Ferry Kelly A, Xu Xiaowei, Elder David, Lefkowitz Debra, Feudtner Chris, Thibaudeau Stephanie, Lin Ines C, Kovach Stephen J, Schwartz Erin S, Bozentka David, Carrigan Robert, Steinberg David, Kanchwala Suhail, Zlotolow Dan A, Kozin Scott, Jensen Frances E, Bryant Phillip R, Shaked Abraham, Levine Matthew H, Levin L Scott: 18-month outcomes of heterologous bilateral hand transplantation in a child: a case report. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health 1 (1): 35-44,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
14th Floor, South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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