What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

Paul H. Lin, MD, FACS


Paul H. Lin, MD, FACS is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He has practiced general and vascular surgery in the Spokane area since 1992 and currently serves as Trauma Service Director and Medical Director for Wound Care Service at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Lin is an extremely versatile surgeon with expertise in all areas of abdominal surgery, breast, hernia, wound care, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an active member of Sacred Heart Medical Center, Deaconess Medical Center, Valley Hospital and Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. Dr. Lin is available to see patients at our Sacred Heart office. Dr. Lin also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington.

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