A Buffalo native, Dr. Lynch began his career in emergency medicine by following in his grandfather’s footsteps as a volunteer firefighter. He continues his work in pre-hospital care by serving as medical director and flight physician for Mercy Flight along with several fire and police departments around Western New York.
Following his undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo, Dr. Lynch attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine as part of the inaugural class at the Bradenton, Florida campus. He completed an emergency medicine residency at the University at Buffalo, where he served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Lynch is a senior physician with UB|MD Emergency Medicine and holds faculty appointments at the University at Buffalo, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He works clinically in the emergency departments of Kaleida Health and ECMC.
Dr Lynch’s EMS interests are focused on critical care transport. In addition to working with Mercy Flight of Western New York, he also provides advisement to the Western Regional Emergency Medicine Advisory Committee (WREMAC) and has served as a regional representative to the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC). He also serves as medical director for several fire departments as well as the Amherst Police Department’s Emergency Response Team. He has served as co-author of several pre-hospital related publications.
Dr. Lynch is a leader in addiction medicine. He serves on the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task force along with the New York State Buprenorphine work group and is a medication assisted treatment specialist for the Erie County and New York State Departments of Health. He is also a technical advisor for the New York State Department of Health. He is works tirelessly to educate first responders, the medical community, and members of the public on naloxone, overdose, and treatment options. Dr. Lynch is actively involved in research and is leading a project to provide widespread access to buprenorphine and expedited linkage to treatment centers in the emergency departments across Western New York.
Dr. Lynch values time with his family and friends. He currently serves on the board of directors at the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County along with the 100 Club of Buffalo. He enjoys time outside cycling, skiing, and he is always looking for the next home renovation project to start! He is training for his first Iron Man Race in the summer of 2019.