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Sauyu Lin, MD

Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy



Specialty
Gastroenterology

Education
Medical Degree
1995-1999      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Residency
1999-2002      Duke University Medical Center
                      Internal Medicine


Fellowship
2002-2005      Duke University Medical Center - Gastroenterology

Honors and Awards
2005      NAGFC podium presenter
2004      ACG Capsule Endoscopy Grant recipient
             Mayo Clinic Fellows’ Travel Award winner
             North American Gastroenterology Fellows Conference (NAGFC)
             podium presenter
2003      Southeastern Gastroenterology Fellows Conference participant
             Duke Liver Center Pilot Program Grant recipient
2002      AGA/Wyeth-Ayers Resident Report Program participant
             Robert M. Califf Housestaff Research Award
             Barton F. Haynes Housestaff Research Award
2001      Barton F. Haynes Housestaff Research Award
             Assistant Chief Resident

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Professional Associations/Affiliations

Clinical Expertise
Dr. Lin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, summa cum laude, from Tulane University, majoring in chemistry and biology before completing his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lin served as medical director of the Digestive Disease Center at Mother Frances Hospital from 2006 – 2009. He also served on the CME Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

Publications and Submissions
1. Canlas K, Dobozi B, Lin S, Smith A, Rockey D, Muir, A, Agrawal N, Poleski M, Patel K, and McHutchison J. Using Capsule Endoscopy to Identify GI Tract Lesions in Cirrhotic Patients With Portal Hypertension and Chronic Anemia. Journal of Clincal Gastroenterology; 2008: 42 (7): 844-8.
2. Tendler D, Lin S, Yancy W, Mavropoulos J, Sylvestre P, Rockey D, and Westman E. The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pilot Study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences; 2007: 52 (2): 589-593.
3. Lin S, Konstance R, Jollis J, and Fisher D. The Utility of Upper Endoscopy in Patients with Concomitant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Acute Myocardial Infarction. Digestive Disease & Sciences; 2006:51(12):2377-83.
4. Lin S, Rockey D. Obscure and Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gastrointestinal Clinics of North American. 2005;34(4):679-98.
5. Lin S and Shetzline M. Small Bowel Endoscopy. Handbook of Gastroenterologic Procedures. Fourth Edition, Chapter 6, pages 38-46.
6. Lin S, Shetzline M and Agrawal N. Capsule Endoscopy. Practical Gastroenterology 2004;28:13-34.
7. Lin S and Shetzline M. Early Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in Children Using Capsule Endoscopy. Practical Gastroenterology 2003;17:55,76.
8. Lin S, Branch S and Shetzline M. The Importance of Indication in the Diagnostic Yield of Push Enteroscopy. Endoscopy 2003; 35: 315-321.
9. Lin S and Shetzline M. Pitfalls in the Use of the Technetium 99mPertechnetate Scan in the Diagnosis of Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Southern Medical Journal 2002; 95: 1338-1341.

Presentations
1. Tendler D, Lin S, Westman E, Yancy W, Hepburn S, and Rockey DC. A Carbohydrate-restricted Diet in the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Pilot Study. Digestive Disease Week, 5/05, Chicago, IL
2. Dobozi B, Lin S, Smith A, Agrawal N, Rockey D, Muir A, Patel K, and McHutchison J. The Use of Capsule Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Small Bowel Varices. Digestive Disease Week, 5/05, Chicago, IL
3. Lin S and Fisher D. Risk of Re-bleeding in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Disease Receiving Anticoagulation. American College of Gastroenterology 10/04, Orlando, Fl.
4. Lin S, Micames C, Konstance R, Jollis J, and Fisher D. Is Upper Endoscopy Underutilized in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Gastrointestinal Bleeding? Digestive Disease Week 5/04, New Orleans, LA
5. Lin S, Konstance R, Jollis J, and Fisher D. The Utility of Upper Endoscopy in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction. American College of Gastroenterology 10/03, Baltimore, MD.
6. Lin S and Shetzline M. Diagnosis of Small Bowel Varices using Capsule Endoscopy. American College of Gastroenterology 10/02, Seattle, WA.
7. Lin S, Treem W, and Shetzline M. Early Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in Children Using Capsule Endoscopy. American College of Gastroenterology 10/02, Seattle, WA.
8. Lin S, Branch S and Shetzline M. The Yield of Push Enteroscopy in a Large Tertiary Care Center. American College of Gastroenterology 10/00, New York, NY.