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Joshua                         Lynch

Joshua J. Lynch DO, EMT-P, FACEP

Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Professional Summary:

I have been involved in emergency medicine since 2001 when I began as a volunteer firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician at East Amherst Fire Department in Amherst, NY. I worked at Rural Metro Medial Services throughout my undergraduate career at UB while majoring in Psychology. After obtaining a BS in Psychology from UB, I moved to Sarasota, Florida to join the inaugural class at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's Florida campus. Following completion of the didactic years of medical school, I traveled around the Northeast completing rotations in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Detroit.

Following graduation from LECOM, I began residency through UB in emergency medicine (primary sites include Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Women & Children's Hospital). I served as chief resident my final year of residency. Towards the end of residency while teaching for the Paramedic program at ECC, I also obtained my paramedic certification which I still maintain today. I also became involved with MercyFlight of WNY during that time period, and upon completion of residency became a flight physician and medical director with the company. Most recently, I have been named the Vice President of Medical Operations at MercyFlight of WNY.

Following residency, I joined the partnership track at FDR Medical Services, a physician owned company providing board certified emergency physicians to DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals along with United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. I then remained as a partner at FDR for several years and enjoyed substantial professional growth.

Most recently FDR has joined UB|MD Emergency Medicine and I continue to work clinically at DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals as well as at the Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo, NY. UB|MD Emergency Medicine is the largest emergency medicine group in Western New York.

I am also very involved with public health and efforts to help curb the opioid epidemic.

Education and Training:
  • DO, MEDICINE, LECOM, NA (2008)
  • Adjunct Faculty, SUNY Upstate (2014-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, UB|MD Emergency medicine (2011-present)
  • Vice President/System Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Mercy Flight of WNY (2011-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2011-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Erie Community College, Emergency Medical Technology (2010-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Business First - 40 Under 40 (2015)
  • Physician of Excellence (2011)
  • Marjorie Dube, MD Professionalism Award (2011)

Research Expertise:
  • Critical Care Transport Medicine: 7 years of providing medial direction to Western New York's largest critical care transport agency offering transport by helicopter, jet, and ambulance. The only agency in WNY that routinely transports Impella, ECMO, and IABP patients.
  • Emergency Medical Services/Pre-Hospital Care: Board eligible in Emergency Medical Services (ABEM Subspeciality). Over 17 years in all aspects of pre-hospital care, disaster medicine, incident command, and more.
  • Emergency Medicine: 6 years experience practicing emergency medicine. Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Professional Memberships:
  • Air Medical Physician Association (2011–present)
  • Amherst Police Emergency Response Team; Medical Director (2010–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2008–present)
  • Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (2008–present)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2008–present)
  • "The Complexities of Illegal Drug Use: Partnering with Law Enforcement to Help Patients" New York State Police PBA Surgeons, NYSP PBA, Police Surgeon (2016)
  • "The Threat: Identifying the Type of Terrorist Attack" New York State Police PBA Surgeons, NYSP PBA, Police Surgeon (2015)
  • "Safety Profile of Propofol During Aeromedical Transport" Air Medical Transport Conference, AMTC, Aeromedical Transport (2010)
  • "Safety Profile of Propofol During Aeromedical Transport" UB Scholarly Exchange, UB Research, Student Presentations (2009)
  • "Variations in ALS Symptomatic Bradycardia Protocols Among NY State EMS Regions" UB Scholarly Exchange, UB Research, UB Research (2009)

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Contact Information

100 Amherst Villa Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: 7166264004

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