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  • Undergraduate:
    - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical School:
    - Harvard Medical School
  • Residency:
    - University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship:
    - Buncke Clinic

Insurance Accepted

The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction participates in a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Horizon NJ Health, Qualcare, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.


Walter Lin, MD

Dr. Lin is an attending Plastic Surgeon with subspecialization in reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery. After graduating with honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a B.S. in Neuroscience, he remained in Boston and earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in the highly selective Health Sciences & Technology program (Harvard-MIT HST). From there, he transitioned to the west coast and completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a strong drive to subspecialize and advance the field of microsurgery, he completed an additional year of fellowship training in Hand, Microvascular, and Transgender Surgery at The Buncke Clinic in San Francisco.


Office Locations

San Francisco
San Francisco
45 Castro Street
Suite 121
San Francisco, California 94114
Phone: 415-565-6136