David Lin



David Y. Lin, MD is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty interest in pediatric and adolescent trauma, arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries, and limb deformities, including clubfeet.

He earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he also completed his surgical internship. Upon successful completion of his orthopedic surgical training at Saint Vincent/Catholic Medical Center in New York City, he spent an additional year training younger orthopedic surgeons as chief resident.

Dr. Lin received advanced training in a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the internationally renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN, where he gained vital training and experience in pediatric trauma care and pediatric sports medicine.

He returned back home to New Jersey in 2002 to join Dr. Mark Rieger at our main campus in Cedar Knolls, NJ. He has been a senior physician partner with the group since 2004 and is proud to be providing care with great staff and partners at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center in the Cedar Knolls and Wayne campuses.

Dr. Lin has specialized expertise in repairing broken bones, managing overuse injuries, treating meniscal injuries, repairing labral tears and reconstructing ACL tears in children and adolescents. He enjoys combining and utilizing his electrical engineering background from Cornell University to optimize and advance musculoskeletal care, healing and recovery.

As a fellow of the AAOS and an active member of the POSNA, he is a strong advocate for orthopedic education and continues to teach physicians, residents, trainers, physical therapists and students throughout the region.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys tennis, cooking, skiing, smoking and grilling meat and traveling.

Magazine Awards

  • Bone & Joint Surgery Select, New Jersey Monthly, 2021 & 2022
  • New Jersey Top Doctors – Pediatric Orthopedics, New Jersey Monthly, 2007-2022.
  • Favorite Kids’ Docs – Pediatric Orthopedics, New Jersey Family, 2011–2022.
  • Top Doctor, Inside Jersey, Various years.


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly, 2016-2019.
  • I Love My Doctor, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Various years.
  • Top Orthopedist, Consumer Research Council. Various years.
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Distinction in Research Track: Orthopaedics
  • National Institute of Health Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Pediatric Orthopedic Interests

  • Musculoskeletal trauma/fractures
  • Pediatric sports injuries
  • Limb deformity/guided growth
  • Clubfeet
  • Benign tumors

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Cornell University, College of Engineering
  • Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
  • Jaqua Foundation Engineering Scholarship
  • Dean’s List

Education & Professional Experience


Doctorate of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City


Pediatric Orthopedics


Campbell Clinic Orthopaedic Institution affiliated with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedics, Memphis



Hospital Affiliations

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Know Before Your First Visit

Verify the date and time of your appointment. You may be required to complete new patient paperwork or provide personal information prior to being seen by your doctor. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Confirm the address and location of your appointment. The Pediatric Orthopedic Center has four convenient locations in New Jersey. Confirm with the front desk staff the office location for your visit.

Be aware of travel issues and delays. Be mindful of any driving conditions, road construction detours and parking requirements to ensure you arrive for your appointment on time.

Urgent Care for Acute Injuries (Cedar Knolls)

Expert pediatric orthopedic care, no appointment needed. Our board-certified specialists are here to swiftly treat your child’s orthopedic needs, saving you time and worry.

Walk-In Hours Update

*Urgent and Acute Injuries Only during Urgent Care/Walk-in Clinic hours. To find out if your child’s injury qualifies for a walk-in visit, click here. (Walk-in fees may apply.)


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 8am-5pm
NO walk-in hours.


Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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