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Grace A. Lin, M.D.


Dr. Grace A. Lin is an internist who provides primary care. Her research has focused on the appropriateness of medical care provided to patients, shared decision making and assessing the quality of decision making by doctors and patients. Lin earned a medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she was chief resident from 2003 to 2004 and completed a research fellowship in general internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center. She is an assistant adjunct professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine.


General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353–7900
Fax, First Floor: (415) 353–2583
Fax, Second Floor: (415) 353–2640

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Michigan School of Medicine 2000


Barnes Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lin GA, Redberg RF. Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1092-3.
  2. Duseja R, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Yazdany J, Dean ML, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. Revisit Rates and Associated Costs After an Emergency Department Encounter: A Multistate Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 2; 162(11):750-756.
  3. Yazdany J, Dudley RA, Chen R, Lin GA, Tseng CW. Coverage for high-cost specialty drugs for rheumatoid arthritis in medicare part d. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jun; 67(6):1474-80.
  4. Chen CL, Lin GA, Bardach NS, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Gelb AW, Maze M, Gropper MA, Dudley RA. Preoperative medical testing in Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 16; 372(16):1530-8.
  5. Lin GA, Harris IS. Can appropriate use criteria lead to appropriate care? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Jan; 8(1):4-5.
  6. Lin GA, Bardach NS. Editorial: Moving Patients from Consultants to Partners in Health Care System Redesign: Achieving Meaningful Engagement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Dec; 40(12):531-2.
  7. May SG, Cheng PH, Tietbohl CK, Trujillo L, Reilly K, Frosch DL, Lin GA. Shared medical appointments to screen for geriatric syndromes: preliminary data from a quality improvement initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2415-9.
  8. Yazdany J, Tonner C, Schmajuk G, Lin GA, Trivedi AN. Receipt of glucocorticoid monotherapy among Medicare beneficiaries with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Oct; 66(10):1447-55.
  9. Lin GA, Dudley RA. Fighting the "oculostenotic reflex". JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1621-2.
  10. Lin GA, Fagerlin A. Shared decision making: state of the science. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar; 7(2):328-34.
  11. Lin GA. Patient education: one size does not fit all. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1376.
  12. Lin GA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, Skinner J, Redberg RF. Mortality in Medicare patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with or without antecedent stress testing. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 May 1; 6(3):309-14.
  13. Lin GA, Matlock DD. Less patient-centered care: an unintended consequence of guidelines? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8; 173(7):578-9.
  14. Lin GA, Halley M, Rendle KA, Tietbohl C, May SG, Trujillo L, Frosch DL. An effort to spread decision aids in five California primary care practices yielded low distribution, highlighting hurdles. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Feb; 32(2):311-20.
  15. Lin GA, Trujillo L, Frosch DL. Consequences of not respecting patient preferences for cancer screening: opportunity lost. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 12; 172(5):393-4.
  16. Aaronson DS, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Chattopadhyay A, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Mar-Apr; 35(2):15-23.
  17. Lin GA, Redberg RF, Anderson HV, Shaw RE, Milford-Beland S, Peterson ED, Rao SV, Werner RM, Dudley RA. Impact of changes in clinical practice guidelines on assessment of quality of care. Med Care. 2010 Aug; 48(8):733-8.
  18. Lin GA, Aaronson DS, Knight SJ, Carroll PR, Dudley RA. Patient decision aids for prostate cancer treatment: a systematic review of the literature. CA Cancer J Clin. 2009 Nov-Dec; 59(6):379-90.
  19. Lin GA, Dudley RA. Patient-centered care: what is the best measuring stick? Arch Intern Med. 2009 Sep 28; 169(17):1551-3.
  20. Lin GA, Redberg RF. Use of stress testing prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2009 Sep; 7(9):1061-6.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.