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Timothy J. Lin, Orthopaedics provider.

Timothy J. Lin, MD, MS


I pursued a career in orthopaedic surgery because I wanted to help restore function and quality of life for my patients, and to reduce their pain in a tangible way, while being able to work with patients of all ages.

I strive to help each patient achieve their goals through careful evaluation and patient-centered treatment options. Since every patient has different concerns, goals and needs, I discuss each available treatment for their particular condition, from conservative non-operative options to surgical options. I also provide patients with research data and clear information about what they can expect from their treatment. It’s important that patients feel well-informed so that they can choose the treatment that best meets their personal goals so that they will ultimately be happy with their choice.

Whenever possible, I include a patient’s family members and friends in these conversations as they provide a wonderful opportunity to help support the patient, gather information, ask good questions and help choose treatments.

I am an active athlete and enjoy providing medical support to athletes in my community and elsewhere. As the Kimball Union Academy (KUA) head team physician, I maintain regular clinic hours at KUA during the academic year. In this role, I provide on-site treatment and evaluation of injured athletes.

I am also a member of the U.S. Ski Team physician pool. I travel annually with the Slopestyle Ski and Snowboard teams to competitions and training around the world. I provide on-hill medical coverage for team athletes and help to ensure they are in great shape for competition.

As a recreational athlete, I can relate to loss of function being a life-altering experience for patients. That’s why my goal is always to get patients back to doing whatever it is that they strive for, whether in athletics, hobbies, lifestyle, or work.

Where to find me

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756



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Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

10 Alice Peck Day Drive
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766


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About me

Timothy J. Lin, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth


  • 2017

Areas of focus

  • Clinic and surgery appointments at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock
  • Medical Center
  • Robotic joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder instability
  • Total shoulder, hip and knee replacement
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Sports injuries of the shoulder
  • Sports injuries of the knee
  • Shoulder instability
  • Total shoulder, hip and knee replacement
  • Multi-ligamentous knee injuries (ACL / PCL / MCL / LCL)
  • Meniscal injuries


  • English
  • French


Medical School

  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2010


  • MS, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH, 2014


  • General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2011


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2016


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM, 2017

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine