Faculty Profile

Raymond Lynch, MD

Raymond J. Lynch, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: ray.lynch@emoryhealthcare.org

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015

Biography

Dr. Lynch received his MD along with a master's degree in immunobiology from Yale University School of Medicine in 2005. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan as well as a two year research fellowship funded by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. After completing his fellowship in abdominal transplantation at Emory, he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 2014, he was awarded the Vanguard Prize of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for prior studies on accommodation following renal transplantation.

At Emory, Dr. Lynch specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary diseases and malignancies. His academic interests include resource utilization and outcomes analysis in transplantation, and he is dedicated to improving the distribution of grafts to patients with organ failure. He has studied novel clinical predictors of survival and resource utilization, and defined subgroups of patients with end-stage liver disease that experience excess mortality and reduced access to donor organs. He applies this knowledge to advocating for fairer organ distribution policies.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Education

  • MD, MS, Yale University School of Medicine, 2005

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan, 2005-2008

  • General Research Fellowship (funded by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons), laboratory of Jeffrey L. Platt, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 2008-2010

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan, 2010-2012

  • Fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012-2014

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2017, 2018

  • Vanguard Prize, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2014

  • Bronze Beeper Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Michigan, 2012

  • Top Ten Abstract Winner, 11th Annual State of the Art Winter Meeting, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2011

  • Alexander J. Walt Award, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2010

  • Poster of Distinction, 10th Annual American Transplant Congress, 2010

  • Outstanding Poster, 22nd Annual Moses Gunn Research Symposium, University of Michigan, 2010

  • Top Ten Abstract Winner, 10th Annual State of the Art Winter Meeting, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2010

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University, 2005

  • William U. Gardner Thesis Prize, Yale University, 2005

  • Scholar of the College, Boston College, 1999

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

  • American Society of Transplantation: Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice, Frailty Workgroup

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Liver Transplantation

Clinical Interests

  • Adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantation

  • Hepatopancreatobiliary diseases and malignancies

Research Interests

  • Resource utilization and outcomes analysis following solid organ transplantation