Albert C. Lin, MD

Albert C. Lin, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  • Cardiac Resynchronization
  • Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Defibrillators/Pacemakers
  • Left Atrial Appendage Devices

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1992
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1995
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1998
University of Chicago - 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

468 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lin took his time and explained everything. He was taking me on, a new patient with a lot to go over. Dr. Lin was patient and knowledgeable - he was very thorough.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lin is a very skilled and knowledgeable electrophysiologist who takes the time to explain your medical issues, answer questions, and develop a treatment plan with his patients.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Great caring Doctor!

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March 24, 2022

5.0

He took the time to review my health history, prior to the visit, provide an in depth discussion that thoroughly explained all of the options/risks and was very pleasant.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Lin was so knowledgeable and right to the point And found a solution for me

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Lin’s expertise in the cardiology practice combined with his interpersonal approach with myself as a patient has left a lasting impression.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain the differences between two medications which helped me understand why I was prescribed one medication instead of another.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Hes very tentative listens and answered my questions and concerns

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Detailed conversation about procedure

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Everybody was very professional and on time

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March 09, 2022

5.0

First impression made me feel cared for because the doctor knew my history.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Took the time. Explained things clearly.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

He sits down and acts as if he has all the time in the world to explain and answer questions. When I left the office, I felt that I was in the right place for my care.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I have had Dr. Lin for close to 10 years and he has taken excellent care of me. He answers all my questions in easy to understand verbiage and always asks if I have any questions or concerns.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough and professional in managing patient. Thoughtful and forward thinking.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He listened and explained all

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He gave me many options to treat my condition with honesty and my health and well being foremost.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very confident in Dr Lin

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January 18, 2022

5.0

In only one visit (conversation) I learned a lot about my condition and my options for treatment. Dr. Lin was clear and unhurried.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and passionate about electrophysiology

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He's experienced, professional, and patient with questions and concerns.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He’s on top of the latest medicine and takes an evidence-based, progressive approach.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Thorough. Professional. Listens.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Linn had left the room at the end of visit without really saying anything. He acted as if he was running late for something and, that was fine,but my husband and I didn’t know if we were to leave or if Dr. Linn was going to come back. We left, hoping that we were supposed to.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Professional and thoughtful attention with independent recommendations tailored to my particular circumstances.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

I’ve had 3 cardiologists, all with Northwestern, and they have all been stellar. Thanks for choosing to hire great doctors!

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and listened to my concerns

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Took time to explain and answer all my questions

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December 25, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and informative, Excellent bedside manners and acted like He was concerned about my health.

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Talks so you can understand. And is a no nonsense doctor

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to, explains well and answers all your questions. He has an enthusiasm for his work that can calm and give you trust

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin spent 45minutes explaining thoroughly all aspects of afib and treatment options available and potentially in the future.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin takes the time to listen to everything a patient has to say or ask, and provides his comments and next steps for the patient’s care in an easily understood manner.

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December 14, 2021

4.0

Seems good, disorganized staff.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

This is the first time talking with him.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner, knowledgeable.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and he spent time explaining everything.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

he really listens. He seems genuine and very likable. I think he is knowledgeable and trustworthy.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin gave me thorough information about my SVT condition. I was concerned about the results of a recent Holter monitor test. He explained in detail the results, addressed all of my concerns and advised me regarding changes I could make in my diet.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin is super informative and lays out prognosis, causes, treatment options and risks with a very clear, confident and caring approach. I left my consult/follow-up with him feeling like he was more than a doctor - and more like my healthcare partner.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Was very thorough and cordial

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November 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin was very thorough in explaining my issues and the options available.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Takes time to explain everything so you can understand it. Very nice

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November 11, 2021

5.0

He spoke to me, not down to me. He explained in great detail what my situation was and treated me like an intelligent human being.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Simply put Dr Lin is a professional in every sense of the word.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Beyond comparison; I trust him with my life.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Took time to explain options and reasoning behind treatment recommendations.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin explained the options thoroughly.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Just an awesome doctor.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin is professional and well informed about my medical condition

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November 06, 2021

5.0

I am confident that the doctor is giving me the latest methods and research to support his recommendations.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Responsive to numerous questions. Appears experienced, competent and confident in his responses. Part of NM Hospital staff with EP Department.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin explained everything well and answered all of my questions.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Lin was thorough with his explanation of the procedure he feels would serve me best. Now I have to weigh the information he gave me.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

Pleasant. Knowledgeable.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, straightforward

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October 27, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor who take his time to talk and listen to me, his patient

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Thorough. Presents information and options clearly.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He's well prepared, knowledgeable and demonstrates confidence. He's very patient oriented and explains everything thoroughly but concisely.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He was actually a few minutes early for my appointment and explained everything about my medical condition in a calm and reassuring fashion. I never felt rushed

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October 17, 2021

5.0

He is very Proffecional

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October 15, 2021

5.0

I really liked that dr. Lin took the conservative approach to my moms heart rhythm issue

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and very thorough explanation of my symptoms as they relate to test results. Clearly explained options available to me.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

He was thoughtful (in both senses of the word) and explained what needed explaining: the findings, his take on them, his rationale for treatment or not, next steps, etc. He was open to my questions, my own thoughts, and my feedback. He did a good job of managing my anxiety. What more could I want? Oh, right: terrific credentials, in terms of training and experience. He also checked that box.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Your scale isn’t high enough. Brilliant man who can inform at a patients level. Makes you understand all of the choices available. And he seems to be a really good guy!

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October 06, 2021

5.0

I have been with Dr. Lin now for a few years to care for my father. Dr. Lin is always professional and compassionate. He is very well- trained and knowledgeable. He always takes the time to explain things in terms that my father and I can understand. The entire staff is wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Lin to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and brilliant doctor!

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Lin covered options going forward for me and did not just reach for a script pad and send me on my way. I felt his attention was directed to me as an individual. I also appreciated knowing how to reach his NU team. I left the interview feeling that I had begun to formulate a plan.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Concerned about my health

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September 28, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor and he demonstrated knowledge and care.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and focused on clear explanations!

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September 25, 2021

5.0

He is a respected and highly rated Electrophysiologist who works well with his patients. He explains things with an enthusiasm showing the he loves what he does.

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September 25, 2021

5.0

He takes his time and is willing to answer any questions.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Really has the patient in mind. Could have talked me into a $62,000.00 procedure. Gave me all my options didn’t try to push me into any specific one. Gave me pros and cons etc. Told me what I needed to know.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Competency and up to date on current practices in his field. Knowledgeable on range of treatment options.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Always attentive to a patient’s needs.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

I have entrusted Dr. Lin with my EP care for several years.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He listens to me when I ask questions, and is genuinely interested in doing things right

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September 15, 2021

5.0

He was very confident !

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Lin is brilliant!

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September 07, 2021

5.0

He is well versed in his profession, very direct with patients and communicates in understandable terms.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Hev is so thorough and insightful and listens to the whole you.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

He tackles the problem, listens, takes his time with you, very caring wonderful doctor.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Informative and helpful. Clearly a well qualified expert. He took the time necessary to explain alternatives and the risks and success probabilities of each.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Very profesional

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August 18, 2021

5.0

The score is the care that he has in the interest for your help.

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August 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Lin has guided my care and understands my heart condition throughly. He always provides excellent treatment that has kept me healthy in spite of my congenital heart defect. He also encourages open communication so that my needs are always met which gives me confidence in his care.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Knows his stuff. Excellent doc so far

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He took his time with me and didnt me feel rushed.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

He was fabulous! Explained his thoughts and reasoning behind diagnosis fully. Engaging and comforting at stressful time. Came highly recommended and I concur.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Very conscientious and knowledgeable.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Personable, professional and knowledgeable.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

His approach is one of confidence and a broad up-to- date knowledge of the field of electrophysiology. He defers recommendations in an unrelated area to that speciality. He is patient in answering multiple questions.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Deep knowledge of the heart and genuine concern for your well being, both mental and medical.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Muy profesional y buena explicación

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and knowledgeable

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Kind but I planned situation in good caring way

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and at the same time, caring.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

It makes such a difference to have an unusual set of symptoms finally be explained, to be reassured about the effects, and to have a plan for treatment.

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Disclosures

Albert C. Lin, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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