Austin Lin, MD

Austin Lin, MD

Psychiatry in Houston, TX


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About Dr. Lin


Dr. Lin is a double board-certified psychiatrist in both General Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He specializes in treating patients with substance use disorders in the Innovations in Addictions Treatment Clinic, treating patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC), and conducting research on subjects with substance use disorders through the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at UTHealth.

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Services Offered



Post-traumatic stress disorder
Addiction psychiatry

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship, Addiction Psychiatry, 2016 - 2017

Harvard Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, Psychiatry, 2012 - 2016

St. George's University School of Medicine
Class of 2012

Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Psychology and Biology, Dean's List, 2002 - 2006

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Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Addiction Psychiatry

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Medical Licenses

OK State Medical License
2019 - 2020

TX State Medical License
2016 - 2021

MA State Medical License
2012 - 2016

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Work Experience

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX
Director of Adult Services, Trauma and Resilience Center; Co-investigator, Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions
2018 - Present


UT Physicians Greater Houston Hospital Based Services
Houston, TX
2018 - Present

Locum Tenens Psychiatrist
Jackson and Coker Locum Tenens
Houston, TX
UTHealth Staff Psychiatrist
2018 - 2018

Staff Psychiatrist
Pearland Psychiatry
Pearland, TX
Private Practice
2017 - 2018

Addiction Psychiatry Fellow
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
2016 - 2017

Chief Resident, Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Program
2015 - 2016

Assistant Editor
Harvard Review of Psychiatry
Belmont, MA
2014 - 2016

Psychiatry Resident
Harvard Medical School
Brockton, MA
Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Program
2012 - 2015

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Hospital Affiliations

Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
Former Affiliation
West Roxbury, MA

Harvard Medical School
Former Affiliation
Boston, MA

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Awards

Regional Travel Scholarship, Area VIII
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, 2016

Tufnell Park Scholarship
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, 2016

360° Professionalism Award
Harvard South Shore Psychiaty Residency Program, 2016

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Professional Memberships

American Psychiatric Association - APA
Member

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry - AAAP
Member

Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Member

American Society of Addiction Medicine - ASAM
Member

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Publications



PubMed

Baseline cocaine demand predicts contingency management treatment outcomes for cocaine-use disorder.
Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
Yoon JH, Suchting R, McKay SA, San Miguel GG, Vujanovic AA, Stotts AL, Lane SD, Vincent JN, Weaver MF, Lin A, Schmitz JM
6/24/2019

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Lecture

The Inherited Patient on Sedatives: What To Do Next?
4/4/2019
American Society of Addiction Medicine 50th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL; Workshop Co-chair

Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care
3/6/2019
Healing After Harvey Primary Care Physicians Lecture Series, Houston, TX

Addiction Recovery: It Works If You Work It!
9/26/2018
UTHealth, Psychiatry Grand Rounds Co-Presenter

Abstract

Acceptance of Medication Assisted Treatment Among Uniformed Service Personnel Receiving Residential Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
AAAP 27th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium
Austin Lin, Kathryn McHugh, Brendon McCue, Rachel Tester, John Rodolico, Hilary Connery
12/11/2016
Bonita Springs, FL

Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution in the Outpatient Setting
Harvard Psychiatry Research Day
Fernando I, Dodenhoff E, Kershaw A, Insler J, Peters M, Crawford M, Enggasser J, Estakhri H, Jayadeva V, Lin A, Patel S, Awidi B, Dismukes R, Chang G
3/23/2016
Boston, MA

Interdisciplinary Didactics in Residency: Psychiatry Residents’ Perspectives
Harvard Psychiatry Research Day
Seeta Patel, MD; Austin Lin, MD; Chandlee Dickey, MD; Shirley Belizaire, APRN
3/23/2016
Boston, MA

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Press Mentions



We've Seen a Big Rise in Recreational Drug Use Worldwide
ktrh.iheart.com · July 03, 2019
...It says more than one in twenty of those 15 to 64 used recreational drugs in 2017. UT-Health's Dr. Austin Lin, an addiction psychiatrist with McGovern Medical School and UT Physicians, says he thinks the rise...

The Next Prescription Drug Crisis May Already Be Here
ktrh.iheart.com · July 23, 2018
...over-prescribed, addictive and deadly if abused . Fortunately, there are anxiety alternatives. Dr. Austin Lin is an addiction psychiatrist with McGovern Medical School at Houston's UT Health. "The problem with...