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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 and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. 

As a leader in the field of dermatology, he is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.  He also chairs the Information Technology Committee of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and is 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, and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

As an educator and speaker, Dr. Lin is a Clinical Associate Professor of 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.  Dr. Lin had given lectures to the Valley Advanced Practice Nurse Association, UTPA Nurse Practitioner Program, Physician Assistant Program, and American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Annual Conference .


Dermatology Clinic of McAllen - Oasis Dermatology Group, PLLC
3100 Buddy Owens Blvd, Suite 101 - McAllen, Texas 78504 -- Phone: 956-971-0404   Fax: 956-971-0408