Yun Chyi Lin, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page! I am glad to have this chance to tell you a little about myself and my practice as a pathologist at Kaiser Permanente.
I consider myself an international person. I was born in Singapore, went through medical school training in Taiwan, and ultimately settled down in Southern California with my husband. I completed my residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and two years of a neuropathology fellowship at USC.
About my practice
Being a pathologist, I do not have direct contact with patients. I see specimens, cases, and slides. However, I remind myself daily that behind each of these is a person just like myself — someone who deserves to have the best care I can provide. I do not take a myopic view of my practice. I work closely with a team of dedicated clinicians, including internists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and fellow pathologists. I am fortunate to have a supportive group of colleagues who care just as much about our patients as I do.
How I thrive
I believe in balance. I lead a very busy life, in between a full-time job and four children. It is always a challenge to keep up with the different directions life pulls you. In my spare time, I like to travel and read. I play the piano and listen to classical music to de-stress. A leader in my daughter's Girl Scout troop used to tell the girls, "Always leave a place better than when you first see it." I like to apply that to my life. I feel good when, at the end of the day, I know I have done the best I can in whatever I do.