R. Jun Lin




Dr. Lin is a fellowship-trained laryngologist/laryngeal surgeon who specializes in diseases affecting the larynx and its functions, including voice, airway, and swallowing.  She completed her medical degree and Otolaryngology residency at the University of British Columbia.  Following her training, she pursued fellowship training in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice, as well as a Master’s Degree in Science specializing in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.  She is an expert in in-office laryngologic surgeries such as injections and laser procedures.  Her research interests focus on chronic and rare diseases of the larynx including subglottic stenosis and laryngeal papillomas as well as other innovations in Laryngology.  She also runs the only cross-disciplinary laryngeal EMG clinic in Canada, which provides unique care to patients with vocal fold motion abnormalities.  Through her clinical and research work, she hopes to provide state-of-art care to patients with various laryngologic conditions.


Select recent publications:

  1. Lin RJ, Smith LJ, Munin MC, Rosen CA. Innervation status in chronic vocal fold paralysis and

implications for laryngeal reinnervation. The Laryngoscope. 2018. 128 (7): 1628-1633. doi:

10.1002/lary.27078. PMID: 29355973.

  1. Lin RJ, Klein-Fedyshin M, Rosen CA. Nimodipine improves vocal fold and facial motion recovery

after injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Laryngoscope. 2019. 129(4): 943-951.

doi:10.1002/lary.27530. PMID: 30450691.

  1. Lin RJ, Iakovlev V, Streutker C, Lee D, Al-Ali M, Anderson J. Blue light laser results in less vocal

fold scarring compared to KTP laser in normal rat vocal folds. Laryngoscope Aug 4, 2020.

DOI: 10.1002/lary.28892. PMID: 32750168.

  1. Lin RJ, TW. Hormonal replacement therapy is associated with a higher speaking fundamental

frequency in postmenopausal women with normal BMI – a systemic review and meta-analysis.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Aug 13, 2020. DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2174.

PMID: 32790826.

  1. Lin RJ, Robinson L. Laryngeal electromyography: Present and Future. In: Neurolaryngology,

Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. Springer, Berlin, Germany. Published online Jun 3, 2020.


Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Department of Otolaryngology, St. Michael’s Hospital