Dr. Philana Ling Lin MD Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Philana Lin is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been in practice for 13 years. She is one of 7 doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and one of 5 at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC who specialize in Pediatric Infectious Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist: General Pediatric Infectious Disease

Education & Medical Training

University of Chicago
Residency, Pediatrics, 1997 - 2000

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Disease, 2000 - 2003

Mac Neal Memorial Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1996 - 1997

Northeast Ohio Medical University
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

PA State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Serotype 19A Is the most common serotype causing invasive pneumococcal infections in children.
Kaplan, S.L., Barson, W.J., Lin, P.L., Stovall, S.H., Bradley, J.S., Tan, T.Q., Hoffman, J.A., Givner, L.B., Mason, E.O.

Sterilization of granulomas is common in active and latent tuberculosis despite within-host variability in bacterial killing.
Lin, P. L.,Ford, C. B.,Coleman, M. T.,Myers, A. J.,Gawande, R.,Ioerger, T.,Sacchettini, J.,Fortune, S. M.,Flynn, J. L.

Altered Neutrophil Counts at Diagnosis of Invasive Meningococcal Infection in Children.
Demissie, D. E.,Kaplan, S. L.,Romero, J. R.,Leake, J. A.,Barson, W. J.,Halasa, N. B.,Byington, C. L.,Shetty, A. K.,Tan, T. Q.,Hoffman, J. A.,Lin, P. L.,Edwards, K. M.,Mason, E. O.,Cooperstock, M. S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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