Gwacheon, South Korea
John Linton (right) poses for a photo with the Justice Minister Kwon Jae-jin, holding his Korean citizenship, in the ministry building in Gwacheon.
Linton received a Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University College of Medicine in 1987. Twenty three years later he earned his Master of Science degree in physiology from Korean University Graduate School of Medicine. In 2003, John was given a Ph.D. in physiology from the same school.
Linton began his career as a pediatric resident at Flushing Hospital in 1987. A year later he took a position of a family medicine resident at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens. Since 1991 John has been a director at Yonsei University Severance Hospital International Health Care Center.
Since 2008 he has served as a concurrent professor of Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Also since 2008 Linton has been working as an advisor at Korea International Cooperation Agency. Since 2010 he has served as a chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Since 2015 John has been working as a president of Korea Foundation for International Healthcare.
Linton is a board member of Chollipo Arboretum, International Tuberculosis Research Center, Korea International Cooperation Agency and Seonam University. Also, he is a member of the board of directors of Independence Hall of Korea, Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, LG Welfare Foundation and Soonchun Tuberculosis Rehabilitation Center.
John Linton is married to Jina Lee Linton. They have three children.