Samantha K. Lin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specialty Areas: allergic rhinitis, food allergy, penicillin allergy, stinging insect allergy, medical education.

Chronology:  ScB with Honors and Magna Cum Laude: Brown University, 2007; MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2011; Pediatric Resident: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2011-2014; Allergy & Immunology Fellow: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2014-2016; Assistant Professor of Medicine: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2016-2017; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2017-present.

Description of research and/or clinical interests:  Dr. Lin’s clinical interests include allergies to pollens, animals, dust mites, foods, medicines, and stinging insects. She also has experience diagnosing and managing hereditary angioedema, chronic hives/swelling, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma, contact dermatitis, eczema, antibody deficiencies, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. With her research, she has investigated vancomycin reactions in relation to linezolid utilization, barriers to penicillin allergy testing, deficiencies in medication reaction documentation, and the diagnosis/management of eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Lin also participates as an instructor to medical students in the Patient Centered Care (PCC) course.

Selected Bibliography:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Cyr N., Toorie A., Steger J., Sochat M., Hyner S., Perello M., Stuart R., Nillni E. Mechanisms by which the orexigen NPY regulates anorexigenic α-MSH and TRH. American Journal of Physiology- Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2013 Mar 15;304(6):E640-50.

  1. Lin S., Sabharwal G., Ghaffari G. A review of the evidence linking eosinophilic esophagitis and food allergy. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings. 2015 Jan;36(1):26-33.

  1. Lin S., Mulieri K., Ishmael F. Characterization of Vancomycin Reactions and Linezolid Utilization in the Pediatric Population. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Feb 08;5(3):750-756.

Published Abstracts

  1. Kalra N., Hyner S., Welch A., Ghaffari G. Comparison of Various Treatment Options of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Patient Prospective. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Feb.

  1. Lin, S. Characterization of Vancomycin Reactions in the Pediatric Population. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Nov.

  1. Lin S., Kalra N., Ghaffari G. Patient Ratings of Various Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatment Options. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Mar.

  1. Lin S., Fausnight T. Protracted Angioedema in a 9-Year-Old Girl: Propofol and Food Allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.2015 Nov.

  1. Lin, S. Linezolid Utilization is Increased in Pediatric Patients with Prior Vancomycin Reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Nov.

  1. Lin S., Lin, C., Ishmael, F. A Simple Intervention Significantly Improves Medication Reaction Documentation in the Allergy Clinic. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar.

  1. Lin S., Uzel G., Pittaluga S., Bayerl M., Specht C., Fausnight T. CTLA-4 Haploinsufficiency Presenting as Acute Myelitis due to Nonmalignant Lymphocytic Infiltration of the Spinal Cord. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Nov.

  1. Lin S., Lin, C., Ishmael, F. A Retrospective Study Demonstrating the Importance of Addressing Penicillin Allergy at the Initial Office Visit. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2017 Feb.