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Ian Lin, MD

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Ian Lin, MD

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine, Hip & Knee Surgeon

Urbandale native Dr. Ian Lin joined DMOS Orthopaedic Centers in 1997 after completing his education at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa Medical School.

Dr. Lin sees patients with a wide variety of conditions ranging from total joint replacements to simple hand procedures. He has built his extensive practice based out of the DMOS Des Moines location and enjoys working with patients of all age groups.

Outside of practice, Dr. Lin coaches spring and fall baseball for a local area high school. He also enjoys spending his time in active outdoor pursuits such as kayaking, fishing, golfing, and above all – spending time with his wife and five children.

  • Des Moines · 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
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Medical Education
  • University of Iowa
    Carver College of Medicine
    Iowa City, IA
Orthopedic Residency
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Charlotte, NC
Board Certified
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Residency
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
    Greenville, SC
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Iowa Lutheran Hospital
  • Member, Iowa Medical Society


  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)
  • Autologous Protein Solution (APS)
  • Robotic-Assisted Mako Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Trauma

Dr. Lin's Team

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Cory Fausch, PA-C

Physician Assistant to: Dr. Ian Lin

Cory Fausch's philosophy when it comes to his work as a Physician Assistant is to listen first and then work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Dr. Lin talks Knee Meniscus Tears
Joint Effort: Meniscus Injuries in the Knee

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