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

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Rehabilitation Medicine


  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neuropathy


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. 



Board Certifications

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

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1999
  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1994


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

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