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Lin  Lu

Lin Lu, MD, PhD

830 West End Court, Suite 400
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Behavioral Health

Available for Appointments


Medical School: Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Graduate School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, PhD in Microbiology & Immunology
Residency: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
Fellowships: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Evanston, IL
Board Certification: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; General Psychiatry


Dr. Lu is a seasoned dedicated physician. Since joining Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics in 2010, she has provided care for thousands of children and adults. She has a compassionate heart for community mental healthcare. She regularly provides community mental health awareness education and community interprofessional workshops, e.g. child psychopharmacology. Additionally, Dr. Lu is also a devoted educator. She teaches at Chicago Medical School and serves as psychiatry clerkship site director for medical student education. Nominated by her students, Dr. Lu was a Chicago medical school faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2021.

Practice Interests

Practice Interests

Specialty: Psychiatry

Treatments/Diagnosis: ADHD, tic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, disruptive and impulse control disorder, obsessive-compulsive and related disorder, elimination disorders, gender dysphoria/incongruence, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, stress-related disorders, functional neurological disorder, bipolar disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia.

Dr. Lu is ABPN board-certified for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, and also has a PhD in Microbiology and immunology. Her extensive training in both fields leads her to a unique understanding of the mind and body. She is not only interested in the treatment but also the prevention of mental health conditions. She believes in people’s potential and strives to develop a personal connection with them. She works with people to discover and develop their strengths. Her holistic approaches and genuine relationship with each patient and family, have contributed to her success in treating various mental health conditions: ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, gender incongruence, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid HMO)
  • BCBS HMO, Blue Adv and Blue Precision
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • HealthLink & Unicare
  • Humana
  • Galaxy Healthnet
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian (Medicaid HMO)
  • MultiPlan Network
  • United Healthcare