Kenny F. Lin, MD

Otolaryngology, Neurotology

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

About Me

"I am committed to treating every patient like family. I strive to listen and understand my patient’s concerns before deciding together on the best possible treatment option. I am passionate about treating hearing loss and take pride in offering multi-disciplinary approaches using the latest techniques."

Dr. Kenny Lin is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in disorders of the ear.  He is passionate about treating hearing loss, chronic ear infections, dizziness, and tumors of the lateral skull base.  He is committed to understanding your concerns as the patient and partnering with you to offer the best treatment options.  He is an expert in rehabilitation of hearing loss and has published on outcomes after stapes surgery, cholesteatoma surgery, ossicular chain reconstruction, and cochlear implantation.  His ongoing research interests include expanding the indications for cochlear implantation and new treatment paradigms of vestibular schwannomas.

 

Dr. Lin attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis before residency at New York Presbyterian – Columbia & Cornell.  He then completed a prestigious two-year fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the Michigan Ear Institute.

Clinical Interests

Hearing loss
Cochlear implantation
Otosclerosis/stapes surgery
Tinnitus
Tympanic membrane perforation
Chronic ear infection/cholesteatoma
Meniere’s disease
Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
Vertigo/inner ear disorders
Vestibular schwannoma/acoustic neuroma
 

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Medicine | Washington University in St. Louis | 2013
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery | New York Presbyterian - Columbia and Cornell | 2018
FELLOWSHIP
Neurotology | Michigan Ear Institute | 2020
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • Chinese - Mandarin
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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