University at Buffalo, New York
Dr. Lynch completed emergency medicine residency at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, where he served as chief resident his final year. During residency, he was awarded the Marjorie Dube award for professionalism and shortly after graduation he was honored as a “40 under 40” by Buffalo Business First. Dr. Lynch is a senior physician with UB|MD Emergency Medicine and holds faculty appointments at the University at Buffalo and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lynch also spent over a decade in EMS leadership and several years as the system medical director at Mercy Flight of WNY (aeromedical and critical care transport).
Dr. Lynch serves on the Erie County, New York Opioid Epidemic Task force and works as a medication assisted treatment specialist for the Erie County and New York State Health Departments. He is works tirelessly to educate first responders, the medical community, and members of the public on naloxone, overdose, and other treatment options. Dr. Lynch is involved in research and is the creator of the Buffalo MATTERS (www.buffalomatters.org) network established to provide widespread access to buprenorphine and expedited linkage to treatment across Western New York. He presents frequently across New York State and nationally on the expansion of medication assisted treatment (MAT) in emergency departments. He is currently working to create a state-wide electronic referral program, a tele-addictions network, and a voucher system to cover the cost of MAT and travel to/from appointments.