About Dr. Rick Lin


Dr. Rick Lin is a board certified dermatologist practicing in McAllen, Texas since 2006.  He is the only board certified Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in the Rio Grande Valley region.

Dr. Rick Lin earned his Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of California at Berkeley and received his medical degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2001. He also graduated with the Master in Public Health Degree at the School of Public Health of the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  He then completed a traditional rotating internship at Dallas Southwest Medical Center in 2002.

In 2005 he completed his Dermatology residency training at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri in conjunction with the Dermatology Institute of North Texas. Dr. Rick Lin served as the Chief Resident of the residency training program for 2 years.  He was also the Resident Liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology for 2 years prior to the completion of his residency.  In addition to general dermatology and dermatopathology, Dr. Lin received specialized training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, advanced aesthetic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Lin is board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology in the primary specialty of dermatology.  He also holds the certification of added qualification for Mohs Micrographic Surgery from the Bureau of Osteopathic Medical Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association.  In addition, he is also a board certified sub-specialist in Pediatric Dermatology.

As a leader in the field of dermatology, he previously served as the President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.  He is also the member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the President for District 14.  Dr. Lin also serves on several advisory boards for different pharmaceutical companies and contributes his opinion to the development of new medications.

As a researcher in the field of dermatology, Dr. Lin has been active in dermatologic research and has published in peer reviewed journals such as the Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He is a member in good standing of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and American Society for Mohs Surgery.

As an educator and speaker, Dr. Lin is the program director for the Rio Grande Valley Dermatology Residency Program operated in conjunction with Corpus Christi Medical Center.  he is also the dermatology curriculum coordinator for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine Family Practice and Internal Medicine Residency Program.  He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor for both the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  He is also a clinical preceptor for the University of Texas Pan American School of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Program and Physician Assistant Program.  Dr. Lin had given lectures to the Valley Advanced Practice Nurse Association, UTPA Nurse Practitioner Program, Physician Assistant Program, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Family Practice Residency Program, and American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Annual Conference .