University of Wisconsin–Madison

Frank Lin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology), Minimally Invasive Surgery

lin@urology.wisc.edu

(608) 262-0759

UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Ave
MADISON, WI 53705-2281

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.A., Molecular Biology
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Graduate School: M.S., Engineering Biotechnology
    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Medical School: M.D.
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Residency: Resident in Urologic Surgery
    University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
    University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)

Clinical Specialties

  • Robotic-Assisted Sacrocolpopexy
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urethral Sling
  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Bladder Botox Injection
  • Interstim
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Vaginal Mesh Removal
  • Urinary Fistula Repair
  • Urinary Diversions
  • Urodynamics
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
  • Urology

Dr. Lin is a specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) and Urology. He treats all aspects of pelvic medicine and urology. Dr. Lin is board eligible in Urology as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a sub-specialty certification that is jointly administered by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed advanced fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Lin specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of female urologic and urogynecologic disorders including all medical and surgical therapies for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), Overactive Bladder (OAB), neurogenic bladder, complex voiding dysfunction, and urinary diversions.

Dr. Lin has significant basic science and clinical research experience at numerous academic institutions including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He continues to pursue both clinical and basic science research which has been published in peer reviewed journals including the UROLOGY, Journal of Virology, Biochemical Journal, and International Journal of Oncology.

In addition to his clinical specialties, Dr. Lin brings new technical expertise to our department in Robotic Sacrocolpopexy. This fast-growing approach for treating advanced stage pelvic organ prolapse allows for a less invasive procedure with minimal blood loss and pain. Additionally, he is well versed in mesh complications and mesh alternatives for prolapse and urinary incontinence using autologous fascia harvested directly from the patient. Dr. Lin’s philosophy is to provide compassionate and individualized pelvic medicine and urologic care to his patients.

Research Interests

  • Utility of advanced imaging and urodynamic testing in the treatment of urologic and urogynecologic issues
  • Advanced management strategies in Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Surgical outcomes in Robotic-Assisted Sacrocolpopexy
  • Mesh-related outcomes and complications

Selected Publications

  1. Lin FC and Nitti VW. Voiding Dysfunction in Women. In: Walters MD, Karram MM, editors. Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery: 5th Edition. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2020. In Press.
  2. Lin FC and Nitti VW. Chapter 22: Evaluation of neurogenic bladder dysfunction: Urodynamics. In: Essentials of the Adult Neurogenic Bladder 2020. 1 st Edition. In Press.
  3. Lin FC and Nitti VW. The Role of Urodynamic Testing Prior to Third-Line OAB Therapy. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11884-020-00587-z
  4. Lin FC, Medendorp A, Van Kuiken M, Mills SA, Tarnay CM. Vaginal Dehiscence and Evisceration After Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Urology. 2019 Dec;134:90-96. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.09.009. Epub 2019 Sep 24. Review. PMID:  31560917
  5. Lin FC, Funk JT, Tiwari HA, Kalb BT, Twiss CO. Dynamic MRI Defecography Phase in the Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Correlation with Physical Exam Findings. Urology.  2018 Sep;119:49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.05.031. PMID: 29944912
  6. Lin FC, Lin JS, Kim S, Walker JR. A Rare Diaphragmatic Ureteral Herniation: Endoscopic and Open Reconstructive Management. BMC Urology. 2017 Apr 5;17(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12894-017-0207-5. PMID: 28381270