Dr. Kimberly Lin
By David Woods, PhD.
Young Patients Seek Honesty and Trust in Medical Encounters
As an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and as the mother of 8-year-old Emily; 5-year-old Katie; and 2-year-old Nate, Dr. Kimberly Lin can stake a strong claim to knowing everything about kids from both a professional and a maternal standpoint.
She is quick to point out, though, that children are pretty smart patients. “They’ll feel you out,” she says. “They’re suspicious at first; they’re not sure when they can trust you.”