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Please join the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in welcoming Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD, as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health.

posted Aug 21, 2017, 2:10 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 2:10 PM ]
Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD, as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.

Dr. Lin, an orthopedic surgeon from San Marino, California, brings a wealth of medical and humanitarian experience to the position.

He arrived in the U.S. from Taipei in the early 1970s, doing residencies at Baltimore’s Union Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital, specializing in hand and orthopedic surgeries. His medical practice over the years has served a primarily minority population.

Dr. Lin has been active in numerous medical and health policy organizations and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the Los Angeles Medical Association’s Leadership Award for Public Service and the California Hospital Association’s Leadership in Governance Award.

Dr. Lin, who served as mayor of San Marino for three terms, also participated in numerous medical relief efforts over the past two decades, traveling to disaster trouble spots domestically and around the world.

Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Taipei Medical University in 1971.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Lin to OASH.

Don Wright, MD, MPH
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health