Meet James Lynch, M.D.

Dr. Jim Lynch is a primary care sports medicine physician who co-founded The Stellate Institute after serving 31 years in Army medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and has extensive experience treating those suffering from the effects of trauma. Along with Dr. Mulvaney, Dr. Lynch was a pioneer in the world of PTSD treatment using stellate ganglion block to help heal hundreds of patients since 2011. He has published multiple articles in the medical literature on SGB, presented his research in international forums in Germany, Australia, and Portugal, and has served as a staunch advocate for improving PTSD treatment options.

Additionally, Dr. Lynch is a U.S. Olympic Team Physician and has supported USA Swimming since 2011. Skilled in both physical and mental health issues, Dr. Lynch has supported elite Olympians in international competition including multiple World Championships and both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Dr. Lynch earned a BS in Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989, an MS in healthcare improvement from Dartmouth College in 2001, and his medical degree from Brown Medical School in 2003.

He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Instructor at the University College Cork, Ireland. Dr. Lynch lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Jodi of 29 years.

  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
  • Physician with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
  • USA Swimming National Team Physician since 2011
    • 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
    • 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo​​
  • Board-certified Family Physician
  • Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Physician (CAQSM)
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK)

“Dr. Lynch is a fabulous and skilled doctor.”

My daughter has been searching for something to help her anxiety and CPTSD for years. From the minute we walked into the office Dr. Lynch made us feel relaxed and hopeful for the procedure. We have been to many doctors over the years. Dr. Lynch is the most caring, kind, and patient doctor we have every met. The procedure did help in turning down the volume of anxiety in my daughter. I know it can seem intimidating to try an “out of the box” treatment but I would encourage you to try the Stellate Ganglion Block if you struggle with PTSD. 

– T.L, Dec 2021


30 Years of Leadership Experience In Complex Medical Organizations

I lead by example. I value relationships.  When in charge, I provide vision, intent, and purpose.  ​​During my years of collaborating on global health initiatives, I have developed meaningful partnerships with numerous medical experts worldwide.  I am an international influencer in the fields of special operations medicine and military medicine. My graduate training from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice has fueled my passion for continuously improving patient-centered systems.  As a Physician-Leader for more than a decade, I have developed systematic improvements that produced significant results.  ​

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