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Qualifications and Experience
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.
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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
Verified Patient Reviews
Superb doctor and extremely personable. Highly recommended!
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.
Very professional, and thorough. Dr. Lin is a doctor, to whom, I would refer to again if I needed a dermatologist
He was kind and compassionate with our young teenage daughter, and her acne concerns. On time too! Very positive experience.
Great doc! Highly recommend.
Excellent physician. Took his time during the appointment and listened to concerns
Great service at the front desk. Professional Office all the way. Will return and would recommend.
Dr Lin was very thorough and explained everything for me.
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 time of 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Lin is great-he's helped get my skin under control and is very professional & kind.
Sharp mind, good hands, pleasant personality.
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!
Very nice and punctual. Pleasant experience!
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.
Great visit, exactly what I expected. Would recommend.
Excellent experience for first time client!
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.
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.
Nice pleasant atmosphere and excellent services by the doctor and the entire office. Highly recommend this doctor.
Professional and poised. Listened to my concerns and took them seriously.
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.
Great very fast service
courteous and very professional. thank you.
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.
Very Clean, professional rooms. Friendly staff. Good experience overall.
Dr. Lin and team are great!
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 my questions. Everyone else in the office was very pleasant and helpful as well. Overall, it was a great experience.
He is one of the best and caring doctors I have ever known. His knowledge and skills are exceptional and his gentleness is outstanding.
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.
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 at other offices. Very impressed with the office and whole staff and have already recommended him!
Dr. Lin takes the time to listen and answer any questions you may have. His office staff is personable and efficient.
Dr. Lin is great!
Very professional. Friendly staff.
Dr. Lin and his staff was fantastic. He was very personable, and explained everything clearly. Looking forward to continuing to visit him.
Very pleasant. Excellent demeanor. Very thorough .
He was probably the best doctor I have ever been too. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a dermatologist.
Excellent!! In an out in 10 minutes. To the point !!
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!
Dr. Lin was very professional and addressed all of our concerns. This was our first visit and the results will be played out in time. However, the initial feedback is positive with a plan of action.
professional, knowledgeable, nice, very effective.
He was highly recommended. Thoroughly professional. An outstanding physician.
Dr. Lin is the best dermatologist. He is very polite and very professional. I highly recommend his office. All of his office staff are very nice, friendly and courteous. Appointments are on always on time. They have a very nice office.
My visit was good.
Kind and professional. Knew what he was doing. The billing setup seems to be fair and efficient. Dr. Lin is officially my new dermatologist.
The receptionist could have been a bit more positive / welcoming.
He was very informative and patient
Very nice doctor. Took his time and explained everything thoroughly.
He was nice but didn't seem very attentive or detailed during the skin screening.
He is friendly, personable, and very thorough! I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Lin is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Extremely personable and straight forward. My skin has never looked better.
Quick, informative, and pleasant experience and the procedure was simple and pain free.
Dr. Lin and his staff were very professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lin to anyone who is looking for a dermatologist!!
Dr. Lin was very professional and helpful - A very good doctor that I would highly recommend to anyone
I am going to come and see him myself. I was there for an appointment with my daughter.
Ratings don't lie folks...most professional doctor I had the pleasure of seeing.
Before dr. Lin I went to a couple of more doctors for consultation for my skin condition. Dr. Lin is the one who spent most time, he examed the skin area and explain in detail what he plan to do to treat it. I feel comfortable with his recommendation and will follow up with the procedure. Will recommend him to my friends for sure!
Very nice guy and wonderful doctor
I thought it was a pleasant visit. The staff is very friendly and the doctor is very informative. The wait wasn't long and even if it were it would have been well worth it!
Nice place. Took me on my appointment time. That was great.
He was pleasant, professional and seemed very knowledgeable. He was able to address all my concerns and was not rushed.
Dr. Lin was very personable, took the time w me... just terrific.
Excellent professionalism from both Dr. Lin and his staff.
I highly recommend Dr. Lin he is very professional, he took his time to explain to me all the treatment and to hear about my concerns. I am definitely going back to him.
Very pleasant and professional. Explains procedures in lay language. Adequate follow up. Keeps abreast of the latest developments and technologies in his area of specialization.
Dr. Lin was great! He took his time to explain everything so that I didn't feel rushed.
Great Doctor, very knowledgeable & friendly
Very prompt and spends quality time with patients ...
Third time visiting Dr. Lin, and he was fantastic as always!
Very happy with overall visit.
Was a very professional, well run office.
It went great! I highly recommend, waiting 10 minutes was well worth it, especially since I booked the appointment the same day.
Dr Lin was great - clear, to the point and practical approach
Dr. Lin and his staff are absolutely fantastic. Beautiful office, friendly, prompt staff, and the work he did was truly top notch! Highly recommended!
excellent as usual !
Dr and Staffs are very kind and professional.
Waiting room was very warm and comfortable. Staff very courteous and efficient. The examination was thorough and Dr Lin explained everything as he went along. Excellent experience.
Office was very clean. Office staff was friendly and professional.
Personable at same time highly professional and informative
It was Awesome! The office was very easy to get to. Dr. Lin was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He seemed very eager to get proper treatment for my daughter and was very attentive. The staff was also warm and friendly, they really make you feel welcome.
Great bedside manner and I felt that he was attentive and listened to my concerns.
Dr. Lin is one of the best doctor I have met. His staff are friendly and very helpful.
Got called in as soon as my paperwork was handed in, the office wasn't filled with people and they really keep on schedule. Clean, friendly, and the Doctor was very informative and took time to explain. I will be coming back to him.
A positive experience. The Dr. is pleasant and professional.
Found Dr. Lin to be informative, friendly and very professional.
Realistic course of treatment and follow up, calm, soft spoken. I made a good choice and scheduled next follow up visit.
Thorough, professional, explained the terminology used.
absolutely wonderful. staff is friendly and helpful. office is clean, organized, and welcoming. the doctor explained everything and made me feel very comfortable. I was nervous and he put me right at ease. I wish I could go here for all my health needs!
The staff and the doctor are highly professional. The doctor cleared all my doubts and with his reassuring talk made me feel very comfortable!!
well, Dr Lin gave all the info i needed to make right away a decision about the procedures i wanted done.
Dr. Lin was very professional with a terrific bedside manner. He took the time to explain everything he was looking at and all that concerned him. The procedures performed were well explained which put me very much at ease.
Being a healthcare professional, I was impressed with Dr. Lin's bedside manner. He was percise, thorough and easy to talk to. I intend to refer many patients.
Dr. Lin was professional, knowledgeable and quickly diagnosed the acne situation.
Dr.Lin was warm and professional. He only promised to help me look better for my age but, really, he took ten years off my face. I am very pleased!!
I only waited about 10 minutes before they called my name to come to the back. That's the fastest ever for in my first time patient experience. Dr. Lin was very knowledgable and patient with me. The staff was absolutely pleasant. I feel very comfortable going back to his office.
Very respectful, professional and clear on his diagnosis and prescription. I am just waiting to see the results of his guidelines in about 10 more days that will last my treatment.
Great doc, gave clear concise information regarding my situation.