Mr Linn qualified from the University of Dundee in 1996. He did his internship in Dundee. Mr Linn’s basic surgical training was in the Manchester and Lancaster area for three years. He successfully completed higher surgical training in West Midlands region. He also carried out MSc in Surgical Science at the University College of London, and his thesis (research) was on Colorectal Cancer Cells Adhesions.
Following the completion of his higher surgical training, Mr Linn undertook an extra year specialising in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (fellowship) at the Basingstoke and Frimley Park hospitals (National Training Centres for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery) prior to his consultant appointment in Blackpool in 2008.
He has been a Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer in the Blackpool Victoria Hospital since 2012, and also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School of Medical Education, University of Liverpool.