Grace A. Lin, MD


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.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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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. Kazi DS, Lu CY, Lin GA, DeJong C, Dudley RA, Chen R, Tseng CW. Nationwide Coverage and Cost-Sharing for PCSK9 Inhibitors Among Medicare Part D Plans. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Sep 13.
  2. Tseng CW, Yazdany J, Dudley RA, DeJong C, Kazi DS, Chen R, Lin GA. Medicare Part D Plans' Coverage and Cost-Sharing for Acute Rescue and Preventive Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 01; 177(4):585-588.
  3. Tseng CW, Lin GA, Davis J, Taira DA, Yazdany J, He Q, Chen R, Imamura A, Dudley RA. Giving formulary and drug cost information to providers and impact on medication cost and use: a longitudinal non-randomized study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 21; 16(1):499.
  4. DeJong C, Aguilar T, Tseng CW, Lin GA, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. Pharmaceutical Industry-Sponsored Meals and Physician Prescribing Patterns for Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1114-1122.
  5. Schoenfeld AJ, Davies JM, Marafino BJ, Dean M, DeJong C, Bardach NS, Kazi DS, Boscardin WJ, Lin GA, Duseja R, Mei YJ, Mehrotra A, Dudley RA. Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 01; 176(5):635-42.
  6. Bardach NS, Lyndon A, Asteria-Peņaloza R, Goldman LE, Lin GA, Dudley RA. From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Nov; 25(11):889-897.
  7. Tietbohl CK, Rendle KA, Halley MC, May SG, Lin GA, Frosch DL. Implementation of Patient Decision Support Interventions in Primary Care: The Role of Relational Coordination. Med Decis Making. 2015 Nov; 35(8):987-98.
  8. Lin GA, Redberg RF. Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1092-3.
  9. 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 02; 162(11):750-6.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Lin GA, Harris IS. Can appropriate use criteria lead to appropriate care? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Jan; 8(1):4-5.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Lin GA, Dudley RA. Fighting the "oculostenotic reflex". JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1621-2.
  17. Lin GA, Fagerlin A. Shared decision making: state of the science. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar; 7(2):328-34.
  18. Lin GA. Patient education: one size does not fit all. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1376.
  19. 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 01; 6(3):309-14.
  20. Lin GA, Matlock DD. Less patient-centered care: an unintended consequence of guidelines? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 08; 173(7):578-9.

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.