John B. Lynch, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, HMC Infection Prevention & Control
Medical Director, HMC Employee Health
Medical Director, HMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


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.

Education & Training: 
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
MPH, Epidemiology/Global Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Fellow in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Post-doctoral Fellow, Overbaugh Lab
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Morton N. Swartz Humanism in Medicine Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harborview Medical Center CARES Award, Infection Control Program