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Linda X. Yin, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Linda X. Yin, M.D., is a head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgeon. Cancers in the head and neck region often take away structures that give people a sense of identity and the ability to speak and eat. Dr. Yin understands the toll that cancer takes on a patient; she has a passion not only for treating the underlying disease, but also to bring back form and function after treatment.

Dr. Yin grew up in New York City and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated at the top of her class from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her surgical training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and underwent advanced fellowship training in head and neck oncology and microvascular (free flap) reconstruction at the University of Michigan. Her clinical excellence and compassion for patients has been recognized with the Barbara Bush Distinguished Fellowship Award.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Yin actively engages in research and education activities within the department. She has dedicated her research career to improving quality of life for patients after cancer treatment. As an expert in the field, she has authored over 60 publications and multiple book chapters and speaks frequently at national meetings. She hopes to use her skills and knowledge to help people with cancer navigate their journeys toward healing.

  1. Acinic cell carcinoma
  2. Adenocarcinoma
  3. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  4. Ameloblastoma
  5. Carotid body tumor
  6. Ear cancer
  7. Head and neck cancer
  8. HPV-associated cancer
  9. Jaw cancer
  10. Jaw tumors and cysts
  11. Laryngeal cancer
  12. Lip cancer
  13. Melanoma
  14. Mouth cancer
  15. Mouth tumor
  16. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  17. Nasal and paranasal tumors
  18. Nasal cancer
  19. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  20. Oral and throat cancer
  21. Oropharyngeal cancer
  22. Paraganglioma
  23. Parotid cancer
  24. Parotid gland tumor
  25. Pharyngeal cancer
  26. Pleomorphic adenoma
  27. Rhabdomyosarcoma
  28. Salivary gland cancer
  29. Salivary gland tumor
  30. Sarcoma
  31. Schwannoma
  32. Skin cancer
  33. Soft palate cancer
  34. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  35. Throat cancer
  36. Thyroid cancer
  37. Tongue base cancer
  38. Tongue cancer
  39. Tonsil cancer
  40. Warthin's tumor
  1. Facial reconstruction
  2. Free flap
  3. Glossectomy
  4. Laryngectomy
  5. Mandibular reconstruction
  6. Microvascular reconstruction
  7. Neck dissection
  8. Neck surgery
  9. Parotid gland surgery
  10. Parotidectomy
  11. Robotic surgery
  12. Salivary gland surgery
  13. Thyroidectomy
  14. Tonsillectomy
  15. Transoral laser microsurgery
  16. Transoral robotic surgery
  • Treatment of new and recurrent cancers of the oral cavity
  • De-escalated treatment of HPV-associated oropharyngeal (tonsil and base of tongue) cancer 
  • Complex microvascular (free flap) reconstruction after cancer surgery
  • Treatment of new and recurrent larynx cancer
  • Minimally invasive approaches to salivary gland tumors
  • Transoral robotic surgery for removal of tonsil and tongue tumors
  1. 2023
    Fellow - Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular ReconstructionDepartment of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan
  2. 2022
    ResidentOtolaryngology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2017
    MDThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  4. 2012
    BA - English with Cinema Studies, Biologic Basis of BehaviorCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania


  1. 2023
    Otolaryngology � Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Barbara Bush Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2017
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  3. 2012
    Summa Cum LaudeCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  4. 2012
    Phi Beta Kappa
  5. 2008
    FinalistIntel Science and Talent Search
  6. 2008
    Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Head and Neck Society
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery