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Dr. Richie Lin, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Richie L. Lin, M.D. of Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills is a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Lin graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Literature. He then earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), during which time he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Lin trained in internal medicine in San Francisco and then completed his dermatology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, New York. During his residency, Dr. Lin served as Chief Resident in the Division of Dermatology. After his residency, Dr. Lin joined the faculty at the New York University School of Medicine. Expert NJ Dermotologist Dr. Lin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has returned to an office located in Short Hills, New Jersey and teaches at Columbia University. Dr. Lin is also a member of the attending staff at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. His specialty is skin cancer detection and skin cancer removal including Mohs Surgery. Dr. Lin also sees patients for general dermatology and he performs non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures (including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Laser hair removal, Fraxel Laser treatments and a wide variety of other laser treatments and light therapies). He has published extensively in peer-reviewed dermatology journals. Dr. Lin was raised in Millburn, New Jersey and is a graduate of Millburn High School. He lives with his wife, and enjoys running, golf, the New York Yankees and finding excellent parking spots in Manhattan. Dr. Lin enjoys serving a patient population from the Northern New Jersey communities o

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Overlook Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417120932

Office locations

Short Hills Dermatology Consultants

636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 2H

Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Dr. Lin took the time to get to know me as a new patient before diving into the examination. He was friendly, personal and extremely relatable. He told me what he was going to do before doing it, and I feltlike he actually listened to my concerns before addressing them and coming up with a solution that I was comfortable with. I am very happy that Dr. Lin is my new dermatologist.
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Very professional
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Excellent office and medical staff .Dr Lin professional and personable , would highly recommend.
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Dr. Lin and his staff were highly professional and responsive. The office is extremely well-run and I was able to get an appointment promptly for my son. When we arrived, we were seen almost immediately. Dr. Lin listened to my sonand gave us treatment options. Highly recommend this doctor and office.
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Excellent!
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I was pleased with the receptionist quick check in. The office was very clean. I was seen within 10 minutes of my appointment which was no problem. Dr. Lin greeted me and asked why I was there. He quickly assessed thesituation and took action needed. I will be following up with him in 3 weeks hope all goes well with the treatments. I would recommend him to my family and friends, as I was recommended by a friend and very happy she did
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I have been going to see Dermetologist’s since I was 13 years old , I am now 27 and still dealing with acne. Being that I am a stay at home mom with no help I had to bring my 3&4year old with me to the appointment. Dr. Lin not only made me feel comfortable but also Acknowledge my children, I’ve been to Dermetologist where they don’t even say hi to my babies. Dr. Lin actually examined my face and recommend a treatment plan and to follow up within 6 weeks. Finally a Dr. who actually takes time with the patient.
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Very thorough and knowledgable. Felt like I was well taken care of.
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From the office staff to Dr. Lin, everyone was extremely professional and friendly. My visit with Dr. Lin was great, he was patient, knowledgeable, and understand. I appreciate the bedside manner.
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Dr. Lin was as good as advertised. Smart, patient, empathetic, patient. He’s earned all the great reviews.
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Have been seeing Dr. Lin for 5 years. Wont see anyone else. The office is always on point A+
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Superb doctor and extremely personable. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Lin is very knowledgeable and extremely courteous, and very likeable. He puts one right at ease and explains the problem one has with gentleness and heart.
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Very professional, and thorough. Dr. Lin is a doctor, to whom, I would refer to again if I needed a dermatologist
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He was kind and compassionate with our young teenage daughter, and her acne concerns. On time too! Very positive experience.
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Great doc! Highly recommend.
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Excellent physician. Took his time during the appointment and listened to concerns
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Great service at the front desk. Professional Office all the way. Will return and would recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lin helped me to clear the adult acne which i suffered from since i was 15, Dr. Lin is such a nice doctor and he has very good bedside manner. Now I have this perfect skin and I really want to say thank you Dr. Lin.
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Dr Lin was very thorough and explained everything for me.
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The office staff was friendly and efficient. My wait time was very short. Dr. Lin entered the examination room fully informed of the reason for my visit and explained to my satisfaction the cause and possible treatments (including the best timeof the year to indergo such). He was warm, yet highly professional. I would refer him without hesitation, not just because of this visit, but because of his excellent training and experience (per his website) and will definitely be returning for treatments.
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Dr. Lin was very personable and professional. He made me feel very comfortable and addressed my concerns. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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In and out. No waiting and prompt attention to my concerns. Friendly without being overly chatty. I was very pleased with the visit and will be back again to address future skin concerns.
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Dr. Lin is great-he's helped get my skin under control and is very professional & kind.
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Sharp mind, good hands, pleasant personality.
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I went in for a full body screening and Dr. Lin seemed extremely knowledgable and his demeanor made me feel very at ease. I would highly recommend. I feel as if I am in good hands!
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Very nice and punctual. Pleasant experience!
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Dr. Lin was professional and explained the procedure completely. He put me at ease and spent time answering all questions. I would easily recommend him to my friends.
More than 1 year ago
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Office staff was friendly. Wait was less than 15 minutes. Dr. Lin was friendly, courteous and very thorough. He made me feel comfortable and addressed all of my questions & concerns with patience.
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Great visit, exactly what I expected. Would recommend.
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Excellent experience for first time client!
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Friendly people in the office greet you right away. Dr. Lin's entire process was thorough and efficient. I was satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend Dr. Lin to family and friends.
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Dr. Lin is amazing! He is always very pleasant and kind. He has a fantastic bedside manner and had a very calming presence. I always feel 100% comfortable and safe with him. I highly recommend him.
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Nice pleasant atmosphere and excellent services by the doctor and the entire office. Highly recommend this doctor.
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Very professional. Friendly staff.
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Professional and poised. Listened to my concerns and took them seriously.
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Dr. Lin is a fantastic DR. Very friendly, calm, warm and professional - He's removed a couple of moles for me over the years, and he does a top notch job - he is great at explaining things as he goes along. Highly recommended!
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Great very fast service
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courteous and very professional. thank you.
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Felt completely at ease upon arriving at office. Dr. Lin was very attentive and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Very Clean, professional rooms. Friendly staff. Good experience overall.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lin and team are great!
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Dr. Lin was very professional, yet still friendly. I have been to dermatologists in the past who have been quite judgmental and I didn't get that sense at all from Dr. Lin. He patiently listened to and answered all of myquestions. Everyone else in the office was very pleasant and helpful as well. Overall, it was a great experience.
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He is one of the best and caring doctors I have ever known. His knowledge and skills are exceptional and his gentleness is outstanding.
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Dr. Lin is a very friendly, nice doctor who was very professional. Being an almost 50 yr old woman who went just for a skin screening, I was very impressed that he did not mention any cosmetic procedures as happens atother offices. Very impressed with the office and whole staff and have already recommended him!
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Dr. Lin takes the time to listen and answer any questions you may have. His office staff is personable and efficient.
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Dr. Lin is great!
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Very nice guy and wonderful doctor
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Dr. Lin and his staff was fantastic. He was very personable, and explained everything clearly. Looking forward to continuing to visit him.
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Very pleasant. Excellent demeanor. Very thorough .
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