Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Deputy Editor, American Family Physician

Dr. Lin earned his medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, and a medical editing/faculty development fellowship at Georgetown University. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Lin chaired the Subcommittee on Clinical Practice Guidelines of the AAFP’s Commission on Health of the Public and Science. He posts regularly to “Common Sense Family Doctor,” his personal blog on health and conservative medicine, and serves as an expert video commentator for Medscape Family Medicine. Previously, he authored “Healthcare Headaches,” a consumer health blog for U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Lin is a nationally recognized speaker on the benefits and harms of cancer screening, medical writing and publication, and the uses of social media in health advocacy and policy.