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Kyan Lynch, M.D., M.A.

(Pronouns: he/him/his)

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Professional Background

Dr. Kyan Lynch earned his medical degree and master’s degree in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he serves as the department’s Education Specialist. In this role, Dr. Lynch designs, develops, and implements educational initiatives to benefit learners at all levels along the medical trainee-practitioner continuum. In addition, Dr. Lynch provides his expertise on issues related to HIV prevention, LGBTQIA+ health care, and providing affirming care through the New York State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative, and through private consultation. Dr. Lynch is also a proud co-editor of the forthcoming book, entitled "From Margins to Mainstream: A History of Transgender Medicine in the United States".


Journal Articles

Lynch K, Wood C. "Creating Affirming Health Care Environments for Patients Who Are Gender Diverse." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2020 May; 95(5):816.

Lynch K. "On Leaving Clinical Medicine." Annals of internal medicine.. 2020 Apr 7; 172(7):497-498.

Lynch K, Cusick E. "Web Exclusive. Annals Graphic Medicine - Alone in a Crowded Workroom." Annals of internal medicine.. 2020 Apr 7; 172(7):W89-W90.