Peter Lin MD, CCFPDirector, Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Peter Lin began his studies in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. Midway through, he moved to the Faculty of Medicine, where he completed his studies and became involved in research. Over the years, it became apparent to him that there was a wide chasm between research and clinical practice, and he moved into clinical practice in primary care and eventually into teaching in order to help bridge this gap. He served as the medical director at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough, for 7 years.
Currently, Dr. Peter Lin is the Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Canadian Heart Research Centre. He is also a contributing author to the Canadian Diabetes Guidelines 2013 and 2018 on the vascular protection section. He is also Associate Editor for the Elsevier WebPortal - PracticeUpdate Primary Care. He lectures and speaks internationally on a variety of topics. Dr. Lin has worked with KDIGO in order to help improve care for CKD patients. He has also been tracking and providing information on COVID-19 to the public since the beginning of the pandemic. Dr. Lin received a teaching award from the College of Family Physicians in 2011.
DisclosuresDr. Lin has consulted with the following companies on Continuing Medical Education programs:
Astrazeneca, Boeringher Ingelheim, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Amgen, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi, Abbott, HLS Therapeutics Inc.
No clinical trials. No patents.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Obesity Without Diabetes
- Association of the Use of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and NSAIDs With the Risk of Peptic Ulcers
- Association of Daily Step Counts With All-Cause Mortality and Cardiovascular Events
- Associations Between Albuminuria and Mortality Among US Adults
- Frequency of Adding Salt to Foods, Genetic Susceptibility, and Incident Type 2 Diabetes
- Risk of Gastrointestinal Adverse Events Associated With Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists for Weight Loss
- NT-proBNP and Cardiovascular Event Risk in Individuals With Prediabetes Undergoing Cardiovascular Evaluation
- Intensive Statin Therapy vs Upfront Combination Therapy of Statin and Ezetimibe in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Calcium Channel Blocker Use and Associated Glaucoma and Related Traits Among UK Biobank Participants
- Pillars of Therapy to Slow Diabetic Nephropathy Progression