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Dr. Sheng Kai Lin Obituary
Sheng Kai Lin, of Downingtown Sheng Kai Lin, M.D., Ph. D, age 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21st, 2013, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Lin was born on March 20th, 1948 in Chang-hua, Taiwan to Ching-Po and Su-Chang Dai Lin. Outgoing, academic and athletic as a child, he enjoyed watching movies and playing soccer. Dr. Lin graduated from National Taiwan University in 1970 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. He then moved to the United States and was awarded an M.S. in Pharmacognosy and then a Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. After graduating from medical school in Mexico in 1981, he completed his anesthesia residency at the University of California Irvine in 1984, followed by a fellowship in pain management and obstetrical anesthesia at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. According to his family, he wanted to become a physician because he was "smart and liked to be in command". Dr. Lin was a resident of Chester County for more than 20 years. Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, he was a member of the medical staff at Brandywine Hospital, Jennersville Regional Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Chester County. In addition, he published numerous medical articles and presented his research throughout the country. At work, Dr. Lin was known for his humor and wit, often regaling his colleagues and co-workers with anecdotes and jokes. He enjoyed getting a laugh out of everyone and once starred in the employee talent show at Brandywine Hospital, drawing a standing ovation. Dr. Lin also enjoyed life outside of medicine. He was well known for his passionate love of classical music and the opera. He traveled all over the world to attend music festivals, especially to hear Mozart's compositions, and frequently visited the major European opera houses. His other passionate love was for European soccer, especially his favorite team Manchester United. In December 2012, Dr. Lin traveled to England to watch them play one last time and to Milan, Italy, to attend the opera at La Scala. He called this vacation his "dream trip"! Dr. Lin had family all over the world and would visit them in New Jersey, California and Taiwan. He will be remembered fondly as a beloved brother, uncle and great-uncle, a loyal friend and a devoted physician. His gentle and kind spirit will be deeply missed. Dr. Lin is survived by his siblings: Sheng Hsien (Pearl) Lin, Jan Cheng-Yu (Chao Hung) Ma, Cheng Horng (Mei) Lin, Shenchuan (Sue-Ing) Lin, Shen-Shiou (Yu-Mei) Lin, Tzee-Yuan (Bi-Chi) Yang; his sisters-in-law: Su-Chin Lin, Tsai-Mei Lin; his many nieces and nephews and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers Shen-Hsian and Shen-Lung. A memorial service will be held in Dr. Lin's honor on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Surgery Center of Chester County, 460 Creamery Way in Exton. His friends, colleagues and patients are welcome to attend, share stories of Dr. Lin's life and to meet his family. He will have eternal rest at the family's burial site in Chang-hua, Taiwan. May he have a safe and peaceful journey home. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Dr. Lin's honor towards the Lustgarten Foundation, the leading organization focused on pancreatic cancer research and finding a cure. For more information, please visit www.lustgarten.org.

Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 10, 2013
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