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Dr. Johnny Lin is board certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes exclusively in the treatment of complex foot and ankle disorders. His interests include the treatment and rehabilitation of work-related injuries, sports-related injuries, deformity correction, arthritis, and fractures of the foot and ankle. He provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of foot and ankle problems. When surgery is indicated, he utilizes a full complement of both traditional and newer surgical techniques including cartilage transplant, arthroscopy, ankle replacement, deformity correction and osteotomy sparing bunion surgery.

Dr. Lin graduated bronze tablet with distinction from the honors program at the University of Illinois. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois medical school and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center. He received his specialty training in foot and ankle surgery at the world-renowned University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He now exclusively treats disorders of the foot and ankle at Rush University Medical Center, Central Dupage Hospital and Rush Oak Park Hospital. In addition to his clinical practice, he is heavily involved in community educational events and lectures, trains medical students and residents at Rush University, serves as a journal editor of Foot and Ankle International, and conducts research in his area of expertise.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis 

Foot and Ankle Surgery 

Special Procedures

Ankle arthroscopy, subtalar ankle arthroscopy, subtalar arthroscopy, ankle ligament reconstruction, achilles tendon reconstruction, flat foot reconstruction, bunion correction, triple arthrodesis (hindfoot fusion), and rheumatoid foot surgery

Research Interests 

Achilles tendinosis, ligament reconstruction, deformity correction, and arthritis of the foot and ankle


AAOS Record of Disclosure 

Clinical Support Staff

Grisell Roche (AA)
Laura Phelan (PA)
Mallory Jenson (PA)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
  • Residency
    Rush-Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    University of Tennessee - Campbell Clinic
  • Certification
    Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 556
Chicago, IL 60612

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush Oak Brook Surgery Center

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154


55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563