John Lynch, MD, MPH
- Assistant Professor in Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Medical Director, HMC Employee Health
- Medical Director, HMC Infectious Diseases Clinic
- Medical Director, HMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
- Assistant Medical Director, HMC Infection Control
Dr. Lynch's day-to-day focus is on the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAI), rational use of antimicrobials and overall employee health at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, he serve as the medical director of the HMC Infectious Diseases Clinic and see patients in both that clinic and the Madison (HIV) Clinic.
Current and recent research projects are focused on the epidemiology of HAI, especially ventilator-associated pneumonia and sepsis, including appropriate diagnosis, testing and treatment pathways, risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection, healthcare worker influenza vaccination, and preventable injury of healthcare workers.
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.
• PubMed Abstract
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.
• PubMed Abstract
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.
, 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.
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.