Vincent Lin

Dr. Vincent Lin is an assistant professor at the Dept of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He completed medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. His residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery was completed at the University of Toronto where he also did his clinical fellowship in Otology and Neurotology under the supervision of Drs. Julian Nedzelski and Joseph Chen. He was then the American Otological Research Fellow at the University of Washington under the supervision of Drs. Ed Rubel and Jennifer Stone studying hair cell regeneration. He joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 2008.
His clinical focus is on adult cochlear implantation, lateral skull base tumours and mastoid/middle ear surgery. He is also an associate scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and his research laboratory focuses on auditory hair cell regeneration and otoprotection during cochlear implant surgery. Specifically he is interested in developing novel strategies in regenerating auditory hair cells in the mammalian cochlear using important neurodevelopment pathways such as the Notch and Wnt signalling pathways. His laboratory also conducts studies on the pharmacokinetics of corticosteroid effects in the mammalian cochlear in order to optimize drug dosing before, during and after cochlear implant surgery.