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Chair Members Daryl Lynch, MD

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 basis.

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

Current Appointments
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute of Human Development

BS, Biology Friends University, Wichita, KS 1977
MD University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 1983

Residency and Fellowship

Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO

Adolescent Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ 1986-87

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics 1989, 1997, 2004
American Board of Pediatrics - Subboard of Adolescent Medicine 1994, 2001, 2008

Recent Publications
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): 20-25.

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