Peter H. Lin, M.D.


Professor of Surgery and Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine


Endovascular Fellowship from Emory University School of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Fellowship from Emory University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency from University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School
Vascular Research Fellowship from Loyola University Medical Center
M.D. from University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School


Board Certified
American Board of Surgery

Honors & Awards

Best Doctors in America
Charles Guthrie Research Award
Outstanding Research Award
Molecular Surgeon Faculty Research Achievement Award

Professional Interests

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Peripheral and Renal arterial disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular malformations
  • Venous insufficiency and ulcers
  • Dialysis access
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Professional Statement

Dr. Peter H. Lin is a board-certified vascular surgeon specializing in all aspects of vascular treatment of arterial and venous disorders.

Dr. Lin joined Baylor College of Medicine in 2001 and became the chief of vascular surgery at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, where he developed its vascular program into a premier clinical service in the VA healthcare system. This clinical program had a remarkable success that subsequently led to the visit of President George H.W. Bush in 2003. In 2007, Dr. Lin was appointed as Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery of Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Lin is active in both patient care and research. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials investigating endovascular treatment modalities in aortic aneurysm and carotid artery stenting. He has developed an active research program in clinical and basic science that includes several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular pathogenesis of peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

Dr. Lin has published more than 300 scholarly articles in the fields of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He also serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer for many prestigious journals. His publications have appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Atherosclerosis, Vascular Surgery, Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and American Journal of Surgery. He has authored more than 55 book chapters and edited 3 vascular textbooks.

He presents his work regularly at national and international meetings and symposia. Dr. Lin's writing and presentations have focused on a range of subjects including endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, thrombolytic therapy for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, endovascular treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease, experimental models of endovascular therapy, and thrombolysis in arterial and venous thrombosis research.

His contributions have been recognized through more than 50 awards and honors, including the Charles Guthrie Research Award of the Midwestern Vascular Society and the Outstanding Research Award from both the American Venous Forum and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. He is also the recipient of the Molecular Surgeon Faculty Research Achievement Award in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery for six consecutive years.

Dr. Lin has demonstrated a life-long commitment to teaching, which has been recognized seven times with the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards given by general surgery residents or vascular fellows of Baylor College of Medicine. His remarkable clinical skills and patient care have also been recognized by his colleagues as one of the Best Doctors in America.

Selected Publications