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Brian M. Lin, M.D.

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Originally from Oakland, Michigan, Dr. Brian Lin is a PGY-4 resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. His research interests include modifiable risk factors of hearing loss, epidemiology, global health, clinical outcomes research, bone and muscle homeostasis, and regeneration.

For more information on Dr. Lin, check out his Harvard Catalyst website.


Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins University (Neuroscience)

Graduate School
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Epidemiology) 

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

FOCUS Project
Potential modifiable risk factors for development of hearing loss in prospective patient cohorts


Prospective study of gastroesophageal reflux, use of proton pump inhibitors and H2-receptor antagonists, and risk of hearing loss. Lin BM, Curhan SG, Wang M, Jacobson B, Eavey R, Stankovic KM, Curhan GC. Ear Hear. In press.

Skin pigmentation and risk of hearing loss in women. Lin BM, Li W, Curhan SG, Stankovic KM, Qureshi AA, Curhan GC. Am J Epidemiol. In press.

Hypertension, diuretic use, and risk of hearing loss. Lin BM, Curhan SG, Wang M, Eavey R, Stankovic KM, Curhan GC. Am J Med. 2016 Apr. 129(4):416-22. 
PMID 26656761

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo commonly occurs following repair of superior canal dehiscence. Barber SR, Cheng YS, Owoc M, Lin BM, Remenschneider AK, Kozin ED, Lee DJ. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec 15.
PMID: 26666775

System-wide change of sedation wean protocol following pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Kozin ED, Cummings BM, Rogers DJ, Lin B, Sethi R, Noviski N, Hartnick CJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct 30.
PMID: 25356601

Long-term prognosis and risk factors among patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Lin BM, Wang H, D'Souza G, Zhang Z, Fakhry C, Joseph AW, Drake VE, Sanguineti G, Westra WH, Pai SI. Cancer. 2013 Oct 1. 119(19):3462-71.
PMID: 23861037

Activation of serum/glucocorticoid-induced kinase 1 (SGK1) is important to maintain skeletal muscle homeostasis and prevent atrophy. Andres-Mateos E, Brinkmeier H, Burks TN, Mejias R, Files DC, Steinberger M, Soleimani A, Marx R, Simmers JL, Lin B, Finanger Hedderick E, Marr TG, Lin BM, Hourdé C, Leinwand LA, Kuhl D, Föller M, Vogelsang S, Hernandez-Diaz I, Vaughan DK, Alvarez de la Rosa D, Lang F, Cohn RD. EMBO Mol Med. 2013 Jan. 5(1):80-91.
PMID: 23161797

An updated prostate cancer staging nomogram (Partin tables) based on cases from 2006 to 2011. Eifler JB, Feng Z, Lin BM, Partin MT, Humphreys EB, Han M, Epstein JI, Walsh PC, Trock BJ, Partin AW. BJU Int. 2013 Jan. 111(1):22-9.
PMID: 22834909

Petrous apex cephaloceles: identification based on MR imaging characteristics. Lin BM, Aygun N, Agrawal Y. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Dec. 33(9):e75-6.
PMID: 22801043

Small cell carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. Cimino-Mathews A, Lin BM, Chang SS, Boahene KD, Bishop JA. Head Neck Pathol. 2012 Dec. 6(4):502-6.
PMID: 22736150

Impaired skeletal muscle regeneration in the absence of fibrosis during hibernation in 13-lined ground squirrels. Andres-Mateos E, Mejias R, Soleimani A, Lin BM, Burks TN, Marx R, Lin B, Zellars RC, Zhang Y, Huso DL, Marr TG, Leinwand LA, Merriman DK, Cohn RD. PLoS One. 2012. 7(11):e48884.
PMID: 23155423

The relationship between depressive symptoms, quality of life, and swallowing function in head and neck cancer patients 1 year after definitive therapy. Lin BM, Starmer HM, Gourin CG. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul. 122(7):1518-25.
PMID: 22467530

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for large renal masses: critical assessment of the perioperative and oncologic outcomes of T2a and T2b tumors. Pierorazio PM, Hyams ES, Lin BM, Mullins JK, Allaf ME. Urology. 2012 Mar. 79(3):570-6.
PMID: 22386399

Preoperative characteristics of high-gleason disease predictive of favorable pathologic and clinical outcomes at radical prostatectomy. Pierorazio PM, Ross AE, Lin BM, Epstein JI, Han M, Walsh PC, Partin AW, Pavlovich CP, Schaeffer EM. BJU Int. 2012 Feb 28.
PMID: 22373045

Preoperative characteristics of men with unfavorable high-Gleason prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy. Pierorazio PM, Lin BM, Mullins JK, Hyndman ME, Schaeffer EM, Han M, Partin AW, Pavlovich CP. Urol Oncol. 2011 Jun 9.
PMID: 21664838

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the nasal cavity. Cimino-Mathews A, Lin BM, Chang SS, Boahene KD, Bishop JA. Head Neck Pathol. 2011 Apr 20.
PMID: 21505850

Dopaminergic neuronal loss, reduced neurite complexity and autophagic abnormalities in transgenic mice expressing G2019S mutant LRRK2. Ramonet D, Daher JP, Lin BM, Stafa K, Kim J, Banerjee R, Westerlund M, Pletnikova O, Glauser L, Yang L, Liu Y, Swing DA, Beal MF, Troncoso JC, McCaffery JM, Jenkins NA, Copeland NG, Galter D, Thomas B, Lee MK, Dawson TM, Dawson VL, Moore DJ. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 6. 6(4):e18568.
PMID: 21494637

Incidence and risk factors for inguinal and incisional hernia after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Lin BM, Hyndman ME, Steele KE, Feng Z, Trock BJ, Schweitzer MA, Pavlovich CP. Urology. 2011 Apr. 77(4):957-62.
PMID: 21333335

Unexpected lack of hypersensitivity in LRRK2 knock-out mice to MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine). Andres-Mateos E, Mejias R, Sasaki M, Li X, Lin BM, Biskup S, Zhang L, Banerjee R, Thomas B, Yang L, Liu G, Beal MF, Huso DL, Dawson TM, Dawson VL. J Neurosci. 2009 Dec 16. 29(50):15846-50.
PMID: 20016100