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Erica Lin, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep MedicineUC San Diego Department of Medicine


Dr. Lin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. During her undergraduate training at Duke University, she developed a passion for medicine while investigating the impact of hyperglycemia in patients on total parenteral nutrition. While earning her medical degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham, she analyzed coagulopathy in ventilator-associated pneumonia. While she was completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, she studied a broad range of disease processes in both Pulmonary and Critical Care fields, solidifying her decision to pursue a career in this field. Specifically, she retrospectively examined outcomes in pulmonary mucormycosis and rheumatoid arthritis-associated obliterative bronchiolitis. Furthermore, she participated in a prospective randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the utility of early administration of midodrine during septic shock. Currently, she is a first-year fellow at University of California San Diego. Her investigative interests include critical care outcomes, pulmonary infections, and interstitial lung disease.

Research and Training
2007 – 2011 : Duke University, B.S. in Chemistry – Biochemistry Concentration
2011 – 2015 : University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, M.D.
2015 – 2018 : Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine Residency Program
2018 – present : UC San Diego, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Fellowship Program

Research Interests
• Critical care outcomes
• Pulmonary infections
• Interstitial lung disease

Key Publications
1. E Lin, AH Limper, T Moua. Obliterative Bronchiolitis Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Analysis of a Single-Center Case Series. BMC Pulm Med. 2018. 18:105. PMID: 29929518.
2. MS Rizvi, V Trivedi, F Nasim, E Lin, R Kashyap, N Andrijasevic, O Gajic. Trends in Use of Midodrine in the ICU: A Single-Center Retrospective Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul. 46(7): e628-33. PMID:  29613861.
3. E Lin, H Veeramachaneni, B Addissie, A Arora. Squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Jan. 355(1):94-6. PMID: 29289270.
4. E Lin, T Moua, AH Limper. Pulmonary Mucormycosis: Clinical Features and Outcomes. Infection. 2017 Aug. 45(4):443-8. PMID: 28220379.
5. E Lin, I Hujoel, TJ Mason. Still febrile after all these weeks. Am J Med. 2017 Mar. 130(3): e81-e83. PMID: 27751898.
6. D Younan, E Lin, R Griffin, S. Vanlandingham, A Waters, M Harrigan, JF Pittet, JD Kerby. Early trauma-induced coagulopathy is associated with increased ventilator-associated pneumonia in spinal cord  injury patients. Shock. 2016 May. 45(5): 502-5. PMID: 26863121.
7. E Lin, DN Peles, JD Simon. The effect of hydration on the UV absorption coefficient of intact melanosomes. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012 Apr. 11(4): 687-91. PMID: 22231491.
8. DN Peles, E Lin, K Wakamatsu, S Ito, JD Simon. Ultraviolet absorption coefficients of melanosomes containing eumelanin as related to the relative content of DHI and DHICA. J Phys Chem Lett. 2010 Jul.    1(15): 2391-5.
9. FJ Pasquel, D Smiley, R Spiegelman, E Lin, L Peng, GE Umpierrez. Hyperglycemia is associated with increased hospital complications and mortality during parenteral nutrition. Hosp Practice. 2011 Apr.        39(2). PMID: 21576900.
10. A Frisch, P Chandra, D Smiley, L Peng, M Rizzo, C Gatcliffe, M Hudson, J Mendoza, R Johnson, E Lin, GE Umpierrez. Prevalence and clinical outcome of hyperglycemia in the perioperative period in non-  cardiac surgery. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug. 33(8): 1783-8. PMID: 20435798.
11. FJ Pasquel, R Spiegelman, M McCauley, D Smiley, D Umpierrez, R Johnson, M Rhee, C Gatcliffe, E Lin, E Umpierrez, L Peng, GE Umpierrez. Hyperglycemia during total parenteral nutrition: An important    marker of poor outcome and mortality in hospitalized patients. Diabetes Care. 2010 Apr. 33(4): 739-41. PMID: 20040658.
12. J Cho, Q Lin, S Yang, JG Simmons Jr, Y Cheng, E Lin, J Yang, JV Foreman, HO Everitt, W Yang, J Kim, J Liu. Sulfur-doped Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanostars: Synthesis and simulation of growth mechanism.      Nano Research. 2012 Jan. 5(1): 20-26.