Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Created in 2020 as part of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's Department of Surgery and MSU Health Care Surgery, MSU vascular surgeons provide patients peace of mind through successful outcomes which are supported by our advanced training. Vascular surgeons are specialists who are highly trained to treat diseases of the arterial and venous system. As board-certified vascular surgeons, we utilize the latest technological advancements in the medical, endovascular, and surgical treatment of vascular disease, high case volume, and optimal postoperative care from our highly skilled team.

Practice Philosophy

We offer minimally invasive therapy for high quality and best outcome in vascular disease.

  • Individualized, patient-centered vascular care, starting with appropriate conservative options.
  • Office-based venous interventions with local anesthesia are utilized wherever possible.
  • Complex vascular surgery is offered at the state of-the-art McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital.
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Meet the Surgeon

Dr. Lin is a vascular surgeon specializing in minimally invasive vascular surgery, endovascular and robotic assisted vascular surgery, percutaneous peripheral intervention and complex Venous Disease. She is a professor and chief of vascular surgery in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Lin graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1997. She then went on to complete her residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY. Lin then completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. She received the Marco Polo Traveling Scholarship from the Society for Vascular Surgery to complete a traveling fellowship in advanced minimally invasive vascular surgery at Augusta Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany.

In 2017, Lin earned her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Lin has been elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Society of Vascular Surgery. She is a consultant and board examiner for the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Vascular SurgeryQualifying and Certifying Examination and the Chair of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Health Information Technology Task Force.

She has been selected as one of the Top Docs in General Vascular Surgery by Detroit HOUR Magazine, one of America’s Top Surgeons by Consumers’ Research Council of America, and a Castle Connelly America’s Top Doctors in Vascular Surgery. She also received the 2011 Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society traveling award for professional development on robotic aortic surgery in the Czech Republic.

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Meet the Surgeon
Jordan Knepper, MD, MScS

Dr. Knepper is a board-certified vascular surgeon serving as an assistant professor of surgery in MSU’s College of Human Medicine providing care for MSU Health Care Surgery and assistant medical director of the MSU Aesthetic & Laser Treatment Center. Dr. Knepper will also serve as medical director of the new MSU Health Care Heart & Vascular Center opening in Spring 2023.

Dr. Knepper graduated magna cum laude received his doctorate of medicine from the University of New Mexico. He then completed his residency in integrated vascular surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, followed by a graduate research fellowship from UMHC’s Center for Health Care Outcome and Policy. Additionally, he received a masters of science from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Science Program from the University of Michigan.

He has special clinical expertise in advanced econometric analysis. Additionally, Dr. Knepper’s research interests include health outcomes and database research with a focus on policy and financing of healthcare and how it impacts surgical outcomes.

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Meet the Surgeon
Huiting (Tina) Chen, MD, RPVI

Dr. Chen is a board-certified vascular surgeon at Michigan State University. Dr. Chen attended Rice University in Houston, Texas for an undergraduate degree in kinesiology. She went on to earn her medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She then completed her residency in integrated vascular surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, receiving the Greenfield Resident Research Award in 2013. Additionally, Dr. Chen participated in the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical Educational Research Fellowship through Association of Surgical Education’s SERF Program in 2014. Since residency, Dr. Chen has served as a vascular surgeon with Sentara Vascular Specialists in Norfolk, Virginia. Most recently she served as a vascular surgeon and director of vascular imaging at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.

Dr. Chen serves as an assistant professor of surgery in MSU’s College of Human Medicine providing care for MSU Health Care Surgery. She has special clinical expertise in peripheral arterial disease, venous disease (including Deep Venous Thrombosis and varicose veins), carotid disease/stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, and dialysis access creation/salvage. Additionally, Dr. Chen’s research interests include surgical education and curriculum development.

Services & Patient Resources


Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed