C. David Lin, M.D.

C. David Lin, M.D. Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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C. David Lin, M.D.
Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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525 East 68th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10065

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  • Aetna - NYP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

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About C. David Lin, M.D.

Dr. C. David Lin received his Medical Degree in 1999 from the University of Alabama - School of Medicine in Birmingham and is currently serving as Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Attending Physiatrist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2003, prior to which he completed a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York where he served as Chief Resident.

He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is also certified in Medical Acupuncture.

He has a clinical interest in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has expertise in peripheral joint injections including ultrasound-guided procedures and botulinum toxin injections for spasticity. He treats patients with low back pain, joint pain, neurological injuries and strokes. Dr. Lin also has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has also served as a peer reviewer for various medical journals.


  • Arthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Joint Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Neuropathy

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation

  • Spasticity

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Stroke Rehabilitation


  • Internship: University of Alabama & Clinics
  • Medical School: University of Alabama & Clinics
  • Residency: University of Alabama & Clinics

Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English