Sophia Lin, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sophia Lin


Dr. Lin is an Assistant Attending Physician and Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Instructor in Pediatrics and in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Associate Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Program and has completed her RDMS certification in ultrasound. 

Dr. Lin, who is board certified in both emergency medicine and pediatrics, is trained in Molecular and Cell Biology, receiving her B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley.   She completed her medical degree (M.D.) at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and achieved membership in the national Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.   She returned to California to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco.   Following this, Dr. Lin completed a second residency in Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Lin is committed to medical student ,resident , and mid level provider education and training. She serves as an Instructor for ultrasound courses in emergency medicine and has taught several courses in wilderness medicine.   



Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  1. D. Schnadower, S. Lin, P. Perera, A. Smerling, P. Dayan. “Peripheral vein detection using ultrasound and sonographic factors associated with successful peripheral vein cannulation in young children: a pilot study.” Abstract published in Supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2006, Volume 48, Number 4, pages 593-594.
  2.  K. Felix, S. Lin, G. W. Bornkamm, S. Janz. "Tetravinyl-tetramethylcyclo-tetrasiloxane (tetravinyl D4) is a mutagen in rat2 lambda lacI fibroblasts." Carcinogenesis, February 1998, Volume 19, Number 2, pages 315-320. 
  3. K. Felix, S. Lin, S. Janz. "Elevated mutant frequencies in gene lacI in splenic ipopolysaccharide blasts after exposure to activated phagocytes in vitro." European Journal of Immunology, September 1997, Volume 27, Number 9, pages 2160-2164.

Honors and Awards

  1. Alpha Omega Alpha (1999)
  2. AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation (2000)
  3. Richard H. Kirkland Scholarship (1999-2000)
  4. School of Medicine State Discretionary Scholarship (1999-2000,
  5. 1998-1999, 1997-1998)
  6. U.C. Berkeley Alumni Scholarship (1994-1995)
  7. U.C. Berkeley Alumni Scholarship (1994-1995)