William R. Lynch, M.D., is the Associate Professor of Surgery for the Section of Thoracic Surgery in the clinical track in the Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery. He will also provide services at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital and have a "dry" appointment in the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Principal responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, clinical research and program development, particularly implementation of ex vivo lung perfusion and other means of advanced donor organ management into our pulmonary transplantation program. Dr. Lynch will be mentored with Dr. Robert Bartlett. Primary research responsibilities are conducting independent scholarly investigations in the ECMO and critical care. Dr. Lynch has served as Chairman-Elect for the ELSO Steering Committee since 2010, and has had eight publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Lynch received his Medical Degree (1994) from the University of Michigan, and completed his General Surgery residency (2000) at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his Thoracic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2003. He was a Fellow in Extracorporeal Life Support (1998) and in Surgical Critical Care (1999) at the University of Michigan and more recently had a Fellowship in Lung Transplantation (2011) with the Toronto Lung Transplant Group, Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Lynch specializes in all aspects of general thoracic surgery including pulmonary transplantation and thoracic oncology.