Albert Lin, MD, is the Associate Chief of Sports Medicine at UPMC and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, as a well as fellowships in sports medicine at UPMC, and shoulder surgery at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Lin is an active committee member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).  He is also a member of the AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria Committee for rotator cuff tears and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Fellowship Education Coalition Committee.  He currently serves on the editorial review board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy and has served as an editor for Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics Dr. Lin has published more than 100 articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and regularly presents his research at international, national, and local meetings. He is the Associate Program Director for the UPMC Sports Medicine Fellowship and is actively involved in residency and fellowship education.  Within UPMC, he serves on the Patient Education Governance Committee as well as the Professional Development Subcommittee of the GMEC.  He is the head orthopaedic team physician for Duquesne University and the head team physician for Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School. Dr. Lin specializes in the care of athletes and shoulder conditions, and has extensive experience in arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and complex reconstructive and open surgery of the shoulder as well as knee arthroscopy.  His research interests are in the areas of shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, and shoulder arthroplasty.