CT Lin, MD
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

Medical School:
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1985)
  • University of California (Davis) Health System Program, Internal Medicine (1992)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Chief Medical Information Officer

Recognition & Awards

  • Annual award, Patient and Family Centered Care Council (2016)
    For outstanding contributions to the improved care of patients and advocacy for transparency of information for patients.
  • President's award, University of Colorado Hospital (2012)
    For the continual improvement of care at UCH based on training and deployment of the Epic Electronic Health Record.


  • Professor (1995)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Foundations of Doctoring curriculum, Physician-patient communication skills
  • Facilitator (2016)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Physician-patient communications workshops.


  • Walker J, Leveille S, Kriegel G, Lin CT, Liu SK, Payne TH, Harcourt K, Dong Z, Fitzgerald P, Germak M, Markson L, Jackson SL, Shucard H, Elmore JG, Delbanco T. Patients Contributing to Visit Notes: Mixed Methods Evaluation of OurNotes. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Nov 8;23(11):e29951. PubMed PMID: 34747710
  • Radell JE, Tatum JN, Lin CT, Davidson RS, Pell J, Sieja A, Wu AY. Risks and rewards of increasing patient access to medical records in clinical ophthalmology using OpenNotes. Eye (Lond). 2021 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34611314
  • Sieja A, Whittington MD, Patterson VP, Markley K, Holmstrom H, Rotholz S, Gonzalez C, Carpenter MS, Lin CT. The influence of a Sprint optimization and training intervention on time spent in the electronic health record (EHR). JAMIA Open. 2021 Jul;4(3):ooab073. PubMed PMID: 34435176
  • Trinkley KE, Kroehl ME, Kahn MG, Allen LA, Bennett TD, Hale G, Haugen H, Heckman S, Kao DP, Kim J, Matlock DM, Malone DC, Page Nd RL, Stine J, Suresh K, Wells L, Lin CT. Applying Clinical Decision Support Design Best Practices With the Practical Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model Versus Reliance on Commercially Available Clinical Decision Support Tools: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Med Inform. 2021 Mar 22;9(3):e24359. PubMed PMID: 33749610
  • Goss FR, Sinaiko A, Podhajsky T, Lin CT. Real-time medication prices at the point of care: Experiences of prescribers. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021 Mar 18;78(7):550-551. PubMed PMID: 33507262
  • Simpson JR, Lin CT, Sieja A, Sillau SH, Pell J. Optimizing the electronic health record: An inpatient sprint addresses provider burnout and improves electronic health record satisfaction. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Mar 1;28(3):628-631. PubMed PMID: 33029643
  • Altman RL, Anstett T, Simpson JR, Del Pino-Jones A, Lin CT, Pell J. Ambulatory Clinician's Guide to Inpatient Service: An Innovative Rapid Onboarding Strategy for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Appl Clin Inform. 2020 Oct;11(5):802-806. PubMed PMID: 33264802
  • Trinkley KE, Kahn MG, Allen LA, Haugen H, Kroehl ME, Lin CT, Malone DC, Matlock DD. Patient Treatment Preferences for Heart Failure Medications: A Mixed Methods Study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2020;14:2225-2230. PubMed PMID: 33204073
  • Trinkley KE, Kahn MG, Bennett TD, Glasgow RE, Haugen H, Kao DP, Kroehl ME, Lin CT, Malone DC, Matlock DD. Integrating the Practical Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model With Best Practices in Clinical Decision Support Design: Implementation Science Approach. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 29;22(10):e19676. PubMed PMID: 33118943
  • Simpson JR, Lin CT, Sieja A, Sillau SH, Pell J. Optimizing the electronic health record: An inpatient sprint addresses provider burnout and improves electronic health record satisfaction. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33029643
  • Lin CT, Bookman K, Sieja A, Markley K, Altman RL, Sippel J, Perica K, Reece L, Davis C, Horowitz E, Pisney L, Sottile PD, Kao D, Adrian B, Szkil M, Griffin J, Youngwerth J, Drew B, Pell J. Clinical informatics accelerates health system adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic: examples from Colorado. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Dec 9;27(12):1955-1963. PubMed PMID: 32687152
  • Aquilante CL, Kao DP, Trinkley KE, Lin CT, Crooks KR, Hearst EC, Hess SJ, Kudron EL, Lee YM, Liko I, Lowery J, Mathias RA, Monte AA, Rafaels N, Rioth MJ, Roberts ER, Taylor MR, Williamson C, Barnes KC. Clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics via a health system-wide research biobank: the University of Colorado experience. Pharmacogenomics. 2020 Apr;21(6):375-386. PubMed PMID: 32077359
  • Kao DP, Trinkley KE, Lin CT. Heart Failure Management Innovation Enabled by Electronic Health Records. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Mar;8(3):223-233. PubMed PMID: 31926853
  • Portz JD, Brungardt A, Shanbhag P, Staton EW, Bose-Brill S, Lin CT, Kutner JS, Lum HD. Advance Care Planning Among Users of a Patient Portal During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Retrospective Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Aug 11;22(8):e21385. PubMed PMID: 32716900
  • Galpin K, Sikka N, King SL, Horvath KA, Shipman SA. Expert Consensus: Telehealth Skills for Health Care Professionals. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33236964
  • Halaska C, Sachs P, Sanfilippo K, Lin CT. Patient Attitudes About Viewing Their Radiology Images Online: Preintervention Survey. J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jul 18;21(7):e12595. PubMed PMID: 31322124
  • Lum HD, Brungardt A, Jordan SR, Phimphasone-Brady P, Schilling LM, Lin CT, Kutner JS. Design and Implementation of Patient Portal-Based Advance Care Planning Tools. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):112-117.e2. PubMed PMID: 30595147
  • Goss FR, Blackley SV, Ortega CA, Kowalski LT, Landman AB, Lin CT, Meteer M, Bakes S, Gradwohl SC, Bates DW, Zhou L. A clinician survey of using speech recognition for clinical documentation in the electronic health record. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Oct;130:103938. PubMed PMID: 31442847
  • Sieja A, Markley K, Pell J, Gonzalez C, Redig B, Kneeland P, Lin CT. Optimization Sprints: Improving Clinician Satisfaction and Teamwork by Rapidly Reducing Electronic Health Record Burden. Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 May;94(5):793-802. PubMed PMID: 30824281
  • Trinkley KE, Blakeslee WW, Matlock DD, Kao DP, Van Matre AG, Harrison R, Larson CL, Kostman N, Nelson JA, Lin CT, Malone DC. Clinician preferences for computerised clinical decision support for medications in primary care: a focus group study. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2019 Apr;26(1):0. PubMed PMID: 31039120
  • Czernik Z, Lin CT. A PIECE OF MY MIND. Time at the Bedside (Computing). JAMA. 2016 Jun 14;315(22):2399-400. PubMed PMID: 27299616
  • Pell JM, Mancuso M, Limon S, Oman K, Lin CT. Patient access to electronic health records during hospitalization. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):856-8. PubMed PMID: 25751393
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Fellow
  • Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Member
  • College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Internal Medicine - Lowry
8111 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1992, 2012)
  • Clinical Informatics, Board Certification (2014)
  • Institute for Healthcare Excellence: communication workshop facilitator, Certificate (2016)
  • Medical Informatics Fellowship, National Library of Medicine, Certificate (1999)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Primary Care
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Women's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Lipidosis
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
  • Substance Abuse - Smoking Cessation
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Headache
  • Wellness and Prevention - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Men's Health - Prostate Conditions
  • Seniors' Health
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
Clinical Interests
Medical Informatics, Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, Migraines, Heart Disease Prevention, Adult Primary Care

Personal Interests
I enjoy camping, skiing and tennis.

Public Speaking
I have given talks at national meetings about patient portals, online communication between patients and physicians, Open test results, Open Notes, reducing Physician Burnout and improving resilience, improving the usability of Electronic Health Records.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1985)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (Davis) Health System Program, Internal Medicine (1992)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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