Who is Dr Michelle Lin? Lynn Chen plays the newest member of the Plastics Posse

In the new episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, December 9, Lynn Chen, who plays Dr. Michelle Lin, returns in the ABC medical drama. It also looks like viewers will be seeing a lot more of the character because the actor was just promoted to recurring status. So who is Dr Lin on Grey’s Anatomy? Here’s everything you need to know about the new head of plastic surgery.

Lynn Chen plays Dr. Michelle Lynn in season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy”

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You may have seen Chen in one of his projects before. Grey’s Anatomy Season 18. The actor behind Dr. Lin appeared as Ms. Wong in the case and Mimi in Shameless. Her voice was also featured in an episode of Netflix big mouth. Chen just made her directorial debut with i will make you mine in 2020.

During this time, Grey’s Anatomy fans can find Chen on Instagram under the handle @mslynnchen. Ahead of the December 9 episode, the actor also posted a funny pic alongside James Pickens Jr. (Dr Richard Webber), Sylvia Kwan (Dr Mabel Tseng), Jake Borelli (Dr Levi Schmitt) and Chandra Wilson (Dr . Miranda Bailey).

“Nobody takes a selfie like @therealjamespickens – arms so steady !!! Excited to be back on @greysabc tonight,” Chen captioned the selfie with her Grey’s Anatomy casting mates.

Dr. Michelle Lynn is the new head of plastic surgery in season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy”

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In case you needed a refresher, Dr. Lin was in the first episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18. Gray Sloan’s team interviewed the surgeon for the new post of chief plastic surgery following the departure of Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and the shortage of doctors due to the coronavirus pandemic ( COVID-19). But initially, Dr. Lin had some concerns about the residents.

At the premiere, Dr Lin told Bailey and Richard that the residents were not where she needed them. So Richard told Dr. Lin that he was determined to let them know.

Now Richard has been working with the residents for the first few episodes, and it looks like they’re really making progress. But will that be enough to impress Dr. Lin? According to Variety, ABC says the new character “teaches by doing and relies on the residents’ abilities to follow her.”

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Meanwhile, it looks like Dr. Lin will be helping the Gray Sloan Memorial team with their hiring process. In the description of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Episode 7, December 9, the plastics manager will join Bailey at a recruiting fair to hopefully hire more doctors for the hospital. But the synopsis reveals that the two surgeons are “ill-prepared” for the event.

For now, Grey’s Anatomy fans will have to wait and see where the writers take Dr. Lin. But with Chen’s recurring status, many viewers are hoping the character will bring new stories for Season 18 – and beyond.

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