Chih-Chun Lin, MD, PhD

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Overview

Dr. Lin received his medical degree from National Taiwan University and a PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lin subsequently completed his residency at the Houston Methodist Hospital and a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Lin is a Movement Disorders specialist who sees patients with cerebellar ataxia and tremor as well as various movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Lin is a member of the Initiative for Columbia Ataxia and Tremor (ICAT) and is involved in both clinical trials for cerebellar ataxia and tremor as well as laboratory research studying mechanisms of cerebellar ataxia. Dr. Lin also participates in the biomarker studies for Parkinson’s disease.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tremor

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor in Neurology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Attending

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2004 National Taiwan University School of Medicine
  • PhD, 2015 Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
  • Internship: 2016 Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Residency: 2019 Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Fellowship: 2021 Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Award of the National Ataxia Foundation

Research

Dr. Lin is interested in learning the electrophysiological changes of the brain in various movement disorders to help understand the disease mechanisms and search for treatments. Taking cerebellar ataxia as an example, Dr. Lin studies how ion channel dysfunction alters the firing activities of Purkinje cells, which in turn affects the behavioral output in mouse models for ataxia.