Kenneth Lin

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Georgetown University Medical Center

Deputy Editor

American Family Physician

Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH is Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and Deputy Editor of American Family Physician, the most widely read journal in primary care. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Harvard University, New York University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital (PA) and a fellowship in medical editing and faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin has supported the activities of the US Preventive Services Task Force as a medical officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He chaired the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Subcommittee on Clinical Practice Guidelines from 215-217 and currently serves on the AAFP’s Science Advisory Panel and the DHHS Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. His areas of expertise include cancer prevention and survivorship, screening guidelines, medical overuse, and diagnostic test interpretation for emerging infections such as Zika virus and SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Lin writes regular commentaries for Medscape Family Medicine and shares his views on health and health policy topics on his blog, Common Sense Family Doctor.