Dr. Lynch serves as Senior Medical Director of Ambulatory Services for the hospital and holds the
position of Associate Chair for the Department of
Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital. Dr. Lynch has also served as Division Director of Adolescent Medicine since 1992. He
provides oversight for a very active provider group at the Teen
Clinic as well as numerous community locations in the Kansas City
area. As Associate Chair and the medical representative for the
Department of Pediatrics, he provides oversight and input into
access, services, programs, education and care delivery for
patients in all ambulatory areas except Neonatal and Emergency
Division areas. Dr. Lynch assists in coordination of program
expansion and/or development of new programs related to ambulatory
care. He provides representation with the Quality and Safety
activities of CMH.
Dr. Lynch works closely with the Senior Administrative Director of Ambulatory Services, Patient Care Services, to develop
and implement an action plan designed to reduce wait times to
receive an initial appointment in two weeks or less. Accurate data
is provided to division management teams (Division Director, nurse
manager, business manager, access supervisor) on a monthly
Annual meetings with each Division Director and their management team are held to set Division-specific targets
that impact access and review dashboard information for
effectiveness. Information is shared from one Division to another
with replication of best practices and model care.
In collaboration with nursing
administration, Dr. Lynch works to optimize advanced practice nurse
(APN) utilization within Divisions to increase access to care for
patients. He is also working with primary care services to deliver
seamless continuity-of-care services using the medical home model
for our patients.
In addition to his Children's Mercy positions, Dr. Lynch has served as the state
consultant in adolescent health to the Missouri Department of
Health and Senior Services for more than 15 years. He is active in
state and national organizations including the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
(SAHM). Within the AAP, he has served as president of the Missouri
Chapter, served as a member of the Executive Committee of the
Section on Adolescent Health and served on the National Nominating
Committee for the AAP. Within SAM, he has served on the National
Program Committee and Clinical Services Committee and holds status
as a Fellow. He is active in state efforts to educate providers,
teens and families about adolescent immunizations. He was a charter
member of the National Assembly on School Based Health Care.
Dr. Lynch has lectured extensively on
adolescent issues at the local, state, district and national levels
and consistently receives excellent reviews. He has received
numerous grants including funding for school based clinics, teen
pregnancy prevention efforts and family planning. His publications
have focused on teen sexuality and behaviors.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including honors from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Maternal Child Health Coalition, the Kindest Kansas Citian for 2013 and the Outstanding Service Award from the Department of Pediatrics in 2013.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
|Professor of Pediatrics, University of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
|Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas
City Institute of Human Development
||Friends University, Wichita, KS
||University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
|Residency and Fellowship
Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City,
|Adolescent Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine,
|American Board of Pediatrics 1989, 1997, 2004
|American Board of Pediatrics - Subboard of
Adolescent Medicine 1994, 2001, 2008
|Duffy K, Lynch DA and Santelli J. Government
Support for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education. Clinical
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2008, 84(6): 746-748.
|Selvarangan R, Lynch DA, Gripka M and Baker D.
Evaluation of Genprobe APTIMA Trichomonas vaginalis analyte
specific reagent using and endocervical swab specimens obtained
from adolescent patients. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 2008,
10 (6): 596.
|Lynch, DA. The Dangers of Being Young: Hot Issues
In The Youth Health Agenda, Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in
Medicine, 2004, 4(2B): 5128-5133.
Krantz SR, Lynch DA, Russell JM. Gender-specific Profiles of
Self-Reported Adolescent HIV Risk Behaviors. Journal of the
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2002, 13(6): 25-33.
|Lynch DA, Krantz S, Russell JM, Hornberger LL, Van
Ness CJ. HIV Infection: A Retrospective Analysis of Adolescent
High-Risk Behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2000, 14(1):