John Lynch, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified physician and medical director of Harborview's Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship and Employee Health programs. Dr. Lynch is also a UW associate professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
When working with a patient, Dr. Lynch’s goal is to help each patient fully understand his reasoning behind clinical decisions and recommendations. He believes increasing the patient's understanding leads to better care.
Dr. Lynch earned his M.D. and M.P.H. from the UW. He conducts research on healthcare-associated infections. At the UW School of Medicine he leads the medical student microbiology course. He is active in statewide and national initiatives to prevent healthcare-associated infections and the development of drug-resistant bacteria. He is an active member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Infectious Disease Society of Washington.
In his free time Dr. Lynch enjoys spending time with family and friends, climbing, running, mountain-biking, downwind paddleboarding and skiing.