James Lynch, MD

James Lynch, MD

James Lynch, MD  

Dr. Jim Lynch is a primary care sports medicine physician who joined the ROSM team after serving 31 years in Army medicine.  He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and is Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK).  Dr. Lynch spent his career in Special Operations providing personalized care to sustain the optimal health and performance of elite athletes.  He is an expert in innovative non-surgical treatments for musculoskeletal conditions and is a pioneer in the use of stellate ganglion block (SGB) to treat post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms.   A U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) physician, Dr. Lynch has supported Team USA in training and international competitions since 2011, including multiple World Swimming Championships and the 2016Olympic Games in Rio.  Dr. Lynch has been selected again to serve as USA Swimming Team Physician for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Dr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989, a Master of Science in Healthcare Improvement from Dartmouth College in 2001, and his medical degree from Brown Medical School in 2003.  He holds faculty positions at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University College Cork in Ireland.  Dr. Lynch’s primary area of research has been in brain health where he has published numerous articles on stellate ganglion block and traumatic brain injury/concussion.