Dr. Kristie Lin, MD

California Retina
160 E. Artesia St., Ste. 140
Pomona, CA 91767

Dr. Kristie Lin is a board-certified physician who specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of adult and pediatric retinal disorders. She is an expert in the management of age-related macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments, diabetic retionpathy, macular hole, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membranes and retinopathy of prematurity.  She provides the highest level of care for her patients integrating cutting-edge surgical treatments while treating them with compassion, dignity and respect.

She recieved her medical degree from the highly prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which has consistently been ranked one of the nation’s top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report.  During her ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College, she was chosen to be Chief Resident. Dr. Lin then was awarded the privilege of training in vitreoretinal surgery as a fellow at Harvard Medical School, working with the world-renowned Dr. Tatsuo Hirose and Dr. Arnold Kroll, pioneers of surgical and pediatric retina.  Prior to relocating back to her native California, Dr. Lin was an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she taught Yale medical students and worked with the Yale ophthalmology residents and fellows.

Dr. Lin has published many peer-reviewed articles and has presented at conferences throughout the nation. Dr. Lin resides in Pasadena and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.



Qualifications & Experience
Specialties Eye Health Opthamology Retinal Surgery
Education University of California, Davis | B.S. with Honors, Microbiology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Medical Degree New York Medical College | Residency Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary | Fellowship Yale-New Haven Hospital | Attending Physician
Board Certifications American Academy of Ophthalmology
Memberships American Society of Retina Specialists American Academy of Ophthalmology Women in Ophthalmology
Fellowships Chinese American Medical Society Scholarship Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Soros Service for Community Health Fellowship Margaret and Robert Weiss MD Endowed Scholarship Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dean’s Research Scholarship
Awards Pasadena Top Doctor | 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
Languages Spoken English, Cantonese, Spanish, & Mandarin

“Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor. She fixed my very difficult eye problem. She is a joy to have as an eye Dr.  I actually look forward to my visits and I am not one that feels comfortable at doctor’s offices.  I would recommend her to everyone that has problems with their retina.”

- Karen Winters, Pasadena

“I feel like I get the best care with Dr. Lin. I have many types of specialty doctors regarding my health problems and I want the best care that I can get. I think she is a very caring doctor.”

- George Wong, Pomona

“Dr. Lin provides very personalized medical care.  I was an emergency patient, in that I needed immediate care and surgery.  Dr. Lin provided that within hours on a holiday weekend and then provided extensive and excellent follow-up care.  She is a very caring person, extremely knowledgeable, and tries to get to know the overall health of her patient so that she is able to provide the best quality of care possible.”  

- William Randall, Covina