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Sandra Lin, MD

Sandra Yi-Sheng Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Appointment Phone

443-997-6467

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Sinus Center

Expertise

Allergic Diseases, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric, Head and Neck Surgery, Immunotherapy, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sinus Problems - Pediatric, Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis, Sublingual Immunotherapy

Research Interests

sinusitis and allergic rhinits; Pediatric sleep apnea

Biography

Dr. Sandra Lin is a board-certified otolaryngologist, focusing on allergy and rhinology issues in both adults and children. She is a fellow and past president of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, whose research interests include pediatric sleep apnea and sinusitis.  She is one of the leaders in the United States in the field of sublingual immunotherapy.

 

 

 

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago IL) (1994)

    Residencies

    • Medical College of Wisconsin / Otolaryngology (Milwaukee WI) (1999)

    Certifications

    • General, American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2001)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Lin SY, Reh DD, Clipp S, Irani L, Navas-Acien A. Allergic rhinitis and secondhand tobacco smoke: a population-based study. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2011 Mar/April; 25(2): e66-e71(6).

    Melvin TN, Lane AP, Nguyen M, Lin SY. Allergic rhinitis is associated with decreased expression of toll-like receptor 9 by sinonsasal epithelial cells. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 May 142(5): 659-664.

    Ishman SL, Smith DF, Benke JR, Nguyen MT, Lin SY. The prevalence of sleepiness and the risk of sleep disordered breathing in children with positive allergy testing. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 Dec 7. doi: 10.1002/alr.20104. [Epub ahead of print].

    Gilbert KC, Sundareshan V, Bass RM, Lin SY. Antibacterial properties of additives used in injection immunotherapy. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 Dec 7. doi: 10.1002/alr.20105. [Epub ahead of print].

    Lin SY, Reh Dd. Navas-Acien A. Allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis and symptom severity: a population-based study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 Jan-Feb;2(1):51-6. doi: 10.1002/alr.20102. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

    Seiberling K, Hiebert J, Nyirady J, Lin SY, Chang D. Cost of allergy immunotherapy: sublingual versus subcutaneous administration. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2012;2:46:460-4.

    Ishman SI, Benke JR, Johnson K, Zur KB, Jacobs I, Deutsch E, Thorne M, Brown DJ, Lin SY, Bhatti, NI. Blinded evaluation of inter-rater reliability of an operative competency assessment tool for pediatric direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Sep 17:1-7.

    Melvin TA, Lane AP, Nguyen MT, Lin SY. Sinonasal epithelial cells in cystic fibrosis have increased toll-like receptor-9 expression. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jan;27(1):30-3.

    Lin SY, Melvin TA, Boss E, Ishman SI. The association between allergic rhinitis and sleep-disordered breathing in children: a systematic review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jan 10. Doi:10.1002/alr.21123.[Epub ahead of print].

    Tykes A, Ishman SL, Baugher KM, Brown DJ, Lin SY, Tunkel DE, Unalp-Arida-A, Huisman TA. Does microtia predict severity of temporal bone CT abnormalities in children with persistent conductive hearing loss? Neuroradiol. 2013 Feb 18. Pii:S0150-986(12)00252-0. Doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2012.10.002. [Epub ahead of print].

    Benke JR, Ishman SI, Lin SY. Directed educational training improved coding and billing skills for residents. Int J Ped Otolaryngol. 2013 March;77(3):399-401.

    Lin SY, Ishman SI, Gavney D, Cady-Reh J. Use of Lean Sigma principles in a tertiary care otolaryngology clinic to improve efficiency. Laryngoscope. 2013Mar 25.doi:10.1002/lary.24110[Epub ahead of print]. (Triologic thesis)

    Lin SY, Laeeq K, Malik A, Diza Voss Varela DA, Rhee JS, Pillsburh HC, Bhatti NI. Otolaryngology training programs: resident and faculty perceptions of the mentorship experience. Laryngoscope. 2013 Mar 11.doi: 10.1002/lary.24043.[Epub ahead of print].

    Lin SY, Erekosima N, Kim JM, Ramanathan M, Suarez-Ceurvo C, Chelladurai Y, Ward K, Segal JB. Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma: a systematic review. JAMA. 2013;309(12):1278-1288.

    Lin SY, Erekosima N, Suarez-Cuervo C, Ramanathan M, Kim JM, Ward D, Chelladurai Y, Segal JB. Allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and/or asthma: Comparative Effectiveness Review. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 111. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10061-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC061-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 27, 2013. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.

    Kim JM, Lin SY, Suarez-Cuervo C, Chelladurai Y, Ramanathan M, Segal JB, Erekosima N. Allergen-specific immunotherapy for pediatric asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2013 June;131(6):1155-67.

    Chelladurai Y, Suarez-Cuervo C, Erekosima N, Kim JM, Ramanathan M, Segal JB, Lin SY. Effectiveness of subcutaneous versus sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma: a systematic review. JACI In Practice. Epub ahead of print. 2013June6: 10.1016/j.jaip.2013.04.005

    Erekosima N, Suarez-Cuervo C, Ramanathan M, Kim JM, Chelladurai Y, Segal JB, Lin SY. Effectiveness of subcutaneous immunotherapy for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma: a systematic review. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul 6. Doi:10.1002/lary.24295. [Epub ahead of print]

    Liang J, Higgins TS, Ishman SL, Boss EF, Benke JR, Lin SY. Surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Oct;3(10):814-22.

    Mener DJ, Lin SY, Ishman SI, Boss EF. Treatment and outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis in children with primary ciliary dyskinesia: Where is the evidence? A qualitative systematic review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Oct 4. doi: 10.1002/alr.21227. [Epub ahead of print]

    Laeeq K, Lin SY, Diaz D, Lane AP, Reh DP, Bhatti NI. Achievement of competency in endoscopic sinus surgery of otolaryngology residents. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct.doi:10.1002/lary.23509. [Epub ahead of print]

    Liang J, Higgins TS, Ishman SL, Boss EF, Benke JR, Lin SY. Medical management of chronic rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review. Laryngoscope. 2013 Nov 7. doi: 10.1002/lary.24503. [Epub ahead of print].

    Hur K, Liang J, Lin SY. The role of secondhand smoke in sinusitis: A Systematic Review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Jan;4(1):22-8. doi: 10.1002/alr.21232. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

    Hur K, Liang J, Lin SY. The role of secondhand smoke in allergic rhinits: A Systematic Review. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb;4(2):110-6. doi: 10.1002/alr.21246. Epub 2013 Nov 4.

    Nieman CL, Navas-Acien, Lin SY, Reh DD. Physisian Inquiry of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patients: A Population-Based Case Control Study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb;4(2):117-23. doi: 10.1002/alr.21251. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

    Bailey SE, Franzese CB, Lin SY. Allergy education in Otolaryngology Residency: A survery of Program Directors and Residents. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb;4(2):104-9. doi: 10.1002/alr.21256. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

    Ryan MW, Marple BF, Leatherman B, Mims JW, Fornadley J, Veling M, Lin SY. Currrent practice treands in allergy: results of a United States survey of otolaryngologists, allergist-immunologists, and primary care physicians. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Aug 5. doi: 10.1002/alr.21359. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet Our Expert: Dr. Sandra Lin

    Johns Hopkins pediatric and adult otolaryngologist Sandra Lin treats disorders of the nose, sinusitis and environmental allergies, including sublingual immunotherapy. For information, visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology.

    Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) for Allergy Treatment

    Johns Hopkins allergist and otolaryngologist Sandra Lin answers questions about sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for allergy treatment. She provides information on how SLIT is used, its effectiveness and the advantages of using it over other allergy treatments.

    Video Links

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Dropping Seasonal Allergies, Robb Report (06/05/2014)

    Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says, Baltimore Sun (03/28/2013)

    Analysis: Allergy drops a good alternative to shots, USA Today (03/27/2013)

    Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds, HealthDay (03/26/2013)

    Author Insights: Injection-free Immunotherapy May Be Helpful for Desensitizing Patients to Respiratory Allergens, News@JAMA (03/26/2013)

  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-6243
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
    Fax: 410-614-8610
    Location Map
    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10751 Falls Road
    Falls Concourse
    408
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-616-7300
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
    Location Map
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-6243
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
    Fax: 410-614-8610
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Rhinology
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Pediatric Otolaryngology

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