Yvonne Lin, MD

Gynecological oncologist

Dr. Yvonne G. Lin specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. She believes that knowledge is power, so her clinical practice focuses on helping her patients understand the biology of their diseases and all of their treatment options. Much of her practice focuses on serving women seeking second opinions and helping them make the best treatment decisions.

Lin graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then completed graduate studies at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She then completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Previously, Lin was a physician-scientist at the University of Southern California, where she studied the impact of obesity on cell stress, inflammation and endometrial cancer development. She joined Genentech in 2014 to advance the development of new cancer therapies for women around the world. She is currently an associate medical director at Genentech in South San Francisco, but she believes continuing to care for patients is key to advancing and improving treatment options for women with gynecologic cancers.

Lin has presented her research at multiple meetings and has published in prominent journals such as Cancer, The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research and Oncogene. She is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, American Association for Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She also serves on the professional development committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology to guide the development of the next generation of physicians treating patients with cancer.


Gynecologic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9600
New Patient Fax: (415) 885-7662

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

More about Yvonne Lin


University of California of Irvine School of Medicine 2001


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gyneclogic Oncology 2014