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Jia Lin, MD, PhD


Jia Lin, MD, PhD

Appointed: 2001

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Jia Lin, MD, PhD
Department: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Jia Wang Lin, MD, PhD, is a Staff Member of the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia. Her specialty interests include anesthesia for complicated cardiovascular and anesthesia for patients with difficult airways.

Dr. Lin earned her medical degree from Beijing Medical University Faculty of Medicine in Beijing, China. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She completed an internship at Beijing Medical University, a residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Oh.

She is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

She is a member of the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the Society for Neuroscience, the International Anesthesia Research Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the Society for Airway Management.

Dr. Lin has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of anesthesiology, neurosurgical anesthesia and pharmacology.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Beijing Medical University Faculty of Medicine
Beijing China
Doctorate - University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
Galveston, TX USA
Undergraduate - Beijing Medical University Faculty of Medicine
Beijing China


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

Anesthesia for complicated cardiovascular surgery, anesthesia for endotracheal and bronchial surgery, anesthesia for interventional pulmonology procedures, anesthesia for vascular surgery, anesthesia for patients with difficult airways, anesthesia for transplant procedures, anesthesia recovery, brain protection, cardiothoracic anesthesia, intraoperative TEE, jet ventilation, perioperative anesthesia evaluation

Awards & Honors

  • Global Directory of Who’s Who, honored member, 2007
  • Best of Section: “Airway Management in a 980 Pound Patient: Lessons Learned,” IARS 80th Clinical and Scientific Congress, Challenging Clinical Cases, San Francisco, Calif., 2006
  • Second Place, Clinical Science/CV, Midwest Anesthesiology Residents Conference Meeting, Abstracts, Rochester, Minn., 2004
  • First Place, Best Poster Award, Annual Poster Session of the Galveston Chapter, Society for Neuroscience, Galveston, Texas, 1991


  • American Society for Anesthesiologists
  • Committee on Outreach Education
  • Committee on Overseas Anesthesia Teaching Programs
  • Committee on Residents and Medical Students
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Airway Management

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As of 7/8/2016, Dr. Lin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English