Dr. Carol Lin, Pediatric Oncology

Dr. Carol Lin is a CHOC Children’s Specialist in pediatric oncology at the Hyundai Cancer Institute.  She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.  Her clinical interests include Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Relapsed/Refractory leukemia, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas, After Cancer Treatment Survivorship (ACTS), and Neurofibromatosis (Plexiform neurofibromatosis/Optic Pathway Glioma).

Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Lin attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.  She completed both her pediatric residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at CHOC Children’s Hospital.  She is an integral part of multiple oncology teams, including Leukemia/Lymphoma, After Cancer Treatment Survivorship, and Neurofibromatosis Program.

Dr. Lin’s research focus includes Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, cancer survivorship and the long term effects of disease and treatments.

Clinical Interests

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Relapsed/Refractory Leukemia, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Cancer survivorship, and Neurofibromatosis


Outpatient Clinic, Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-509-8636
Fax: 714-509-8699


  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Pediatric Internship and Residency
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA

Administrative Appointments

  • Oncology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO)
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation – Neurofibromatosis


Carol H. Lin, Lilibeth Torno, Jenine Areeckal, Mary English, et al.  Educating and Preparing the Childhood Cancer Survivor for Long-Term Care: A Curriculum Model for Cancer Centers. In: Grace Mucci, Lilibeth Torno, Eds. Handbook of Long Term Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor, Springer,2015, pp.487-505.

Carol H. Lin, Tao Ji, Cheng-Fong Chen, and Bang H. Hoang (2014).  Wnt signaling in osteosarcoma. In Eugenie S. Kleinerman (Ed.) Current advances in osteosarcoma, Advances in experimental medicine and biology 804 (pp. 33-45). Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Carol H. Lin, Yi Guo, Samia Ghaffar, et al.  Dkk-3, a secreted Wnt antagonist, suppresses tumorigenic potential and pulmonary metastasis in osteosarcoma.  Sarcoma, vol. 2013, Article ID 147541, doi: 10.1155/2013/147541.

Tao Ji, Carol H. Lin, Lauren S. Krill, et al.  Flavokawain B, a kava chalcone, inhibits growth of human osteosarcoma cells through G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.   Molecular Cancer 2013, Vol 12(55).

Maheen Hassan, Carol H. Lin, and Lilibeth Torno.  Risk factors for obesity and time frame of weight gain in non-irradiated survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Journal of Cancer Therapy 2013, Vol 4(1):124-132.


  • Carol Lin MD
    • Appointments:
    • Specialty: Oncology
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
    • Additional Languages: Korean, Spanish
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital