bayside clinician profile

Michael B. Linn, MD

BA, University of Michigan
MD, University of Chicago
Peds Residency, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Chief Resident, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 1998-99
Board Certified, Pediatrics


I was born in the windy city, Chicago. I majored in biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, but returned to Chicago for medical school, where I graduated from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in 1995. Although I loved Chicago blues and pizza, I had shoveled enough snow. I came out west for my specialty training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (the very same program that trained my brilliant associates: Dr. Hong, Dr. Quan, and Dr. Ash). Upon completion of my training I was asked to stay on as Chief Resident. The extra year granted me the opportunity to do a lot of teaching, and even more learning.

I met my wife Karen in medical school. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USC/Los Angeles County Women's and Children's Hospital in 1999. She also obtained a Master's degree in Public Health from Berkeley, and she now works at UCSF. We have 2 wonderful girls. Kira was born in 2003 and Sada in 2006. They taught us a bunch that they don't teach in medical school! We spend our free time singing, dancing, hiking, swimming, traveling and camping whenever possible.

One of the things I love about Bayside is the tremendous patient diversity. I speak Spanish pretty well, having traveled in Mexico and Central America, as well as the wilds of LA County Hospital. During medical school, I volunteered in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, at the Behrhorst Clinic. I also have studied traditional Chinese medicine briefly. I am fascinated by the vast scope of medical science, and the ways in which people view health and disease. I plan to continue my studies in Spanish and alternative medicine in hopes of communicating better with my patients and providing all the options that modern medicine has to offer.

I look forward to meeting you and your children. I know that together we can keep them healthy and happy!