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John Lynch, MD, MPH

  • Associat Professor in Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Director, HMC Infection Control
  • Medical Director, HMC Employee Health
  • Medical Director, HMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Dr. Lynch's focus is on the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAI), rational use of antimicrobials and employee health at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, he is an atttending physician in HMC Infectious Diseases Clinic where he sees patients with a broad spectrum of infectious diseases.

Current and recent research projects are focused on the epidemiology of HAI, appropriate infectious disease diagnosis, testing and treatment pathways, risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection, the use of antimicrobials, healthcare worker influenza vaccination, and preventable injury of healthcare workers.

    Research Interest

  • HAI prevention, effect of early bacterial diagnosis on antibiotic use and outcomes, C. difficile NAP-1 treatment and outcomes.

Selected Publications

Lynch JB. Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis. Med Clin North Am. 2013 Jul;97 (4):553-79,ix-x.
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Evans HL, McNamara E, Lynch JB, Chan JD, Dellit TH. Infection control for critically ill trauma patients: a systematic approach to prevention, detection and provider feedback. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2012 Jul-Sep;35(3):241-6.
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Chan JD, Dellit TH, Choudhuri JA,McNamara E, Melius EJ, Evans HL, Cuschieri J, Arbabi S, Lynch, JB. Active surveillance cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a tool to predict methicillin-resistant S. aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40(5): 1437-42.
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Clemens EC, Chan JC, Lynch JB, Dellit TH. Relationships between vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration, dosing strategies, and outcomes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Diagn Microbiol and Infect Dis. 2011; 71(4): 408-14.
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Choudhuri J, Pergamit R, Chan J, Schreuder AB, McNamara E, Lynch JB, Dellit TH. An electronic catheter-associated urinary tract infection surveillance tool. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011; 32(8): 757-62.
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Lynch JB, Blish CA, John-Stewart G, Richardson B, Overbaugh J. The breadth and potency of passively acquired human immunodeficiency virus type 1-specific neutralizing antibodies does not correlate with risk of infant infection. J Virol. 2011; 85(11), 5252-61.
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Gulati RK, Choudhuri J, Fulton C, Chan JD, Evans HL, Lynch JB, Dellit TH. Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii among non-burn patients in a burn intensive care unit. J Hosp Infect. 2010; 76(4), 357-8.
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