Ho-Sheng Lin, MD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

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Dr. Ho-Sheng Lin is a Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, leader of the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute, and chief of Otolaryngology at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. He received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and then went on to complete an Otolaryngology residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and New York University Medical Center. After his residency, Dr. Lin completed fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Stanford University. He joined the Department of Otolaryngology at WSU in 2002. Dr. Ho-Sheng Lin is the first surgeon in the state of Michigan to use the robotic technology (da Vinci robot) to perform surgery on the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (throat) for treatment of cancer and sleep apnea. He is also the first Otolaryngologist in Michigan to perform a robotic-assisted thyroidectomy (thyroid surgery without a neck incision). Dr. Lin is also a Principal Investigator in the use of novel and minimally invasive surgical approaches for treatment of OSA. Dr. Lin is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is an active member of many professional societies including Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Triological Society, American Sleep Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of Robotic Surgery, International Surgical Sleep Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and American Head & Neck Society.

Research Interest

Surgical treatment of cancer of mouth, throat, neck, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, new and minimally invasive technology in head and neck surgery.