Dr. MacRae F. Linton MD
Endocrinology-Diabetes | Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism383 Preston Research Building Nashville Tennessee, 37232
MacRae F. Linton, MD, FAHA, FAAAS, maintains a position within the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt is a medical school located in Nashville that is currently ranked 14th out of 126 accredited medical schools in the U.S News & World Report 2013 rankings. With approximately 25 years of experience and Board certification in the field of internal medicine, Dr. Linton is an asset to the faculty of Vanderbilt. His expertise and clinical interests are in endocrinology, preventive cardiology, and hyperlipidemia; which is an abnormally elevated level of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins. Highly active in his field, Dr. Linton is a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of the Vanderbilt Lipid Clinic, also having authored a wide array of publications on his research. He has been recognized by several associations with their highest honors, Fellowship, for his passion and outstanding achievements: the American Heart Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Education and Training
University of Tennessee
American Board of Internal Medicine- Internal Medicine
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Director, Vanderbilt Lipid Clinic -
- Co-Director of Artherosclerosis Research, Vanderbilt University -
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineer, 1997
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
- University of California at San Francisco (Endocrinology, Metabolism)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Society for Clinical Investigation
Articles and Publications
- Has been Published Numerous Times
What do you attribute your success to?
- Mentorship and Collaboration
Hobbies / Sports
- Reading and Photography
Dr. MacRae F. Linton MD's Practice location
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