James Lynch, MD (SpineNevada, Reno). During his more than 20 years in the field, Dr. Lynch has focused his attentions on advancing the field of spine surgery and outpatient procedures. He currently performs more than 500 spine surgeries per year in both the hospital and outpatient setting, including more than 200 cervical spine fusions per year. He also serves as partners and director of spine services at Regent Surgical Health.
Earlier this year, Dr. Lynch earned the Top Neurosurgeon in Nevada honor from The Leading Physicians of the World. He serves as a board member for the High Fives Organization, a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that suffered life-altering injuries while pursuing winter action sports. Dr. Lynch also lectures nationally on outpatient spine surgery and serves as chairman and director of spine programs at the Surgery Center of Reno.
Dr. Lynch earned his medical degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and completed a residency at the mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is one of few spine surgeons to have completed three spine fellowships: one at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square, London; a second focused on spine surgery at Mayo Clinic; and a third studying spine under Volker Sonntag, MD, at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, complex procedures, spinal deformities and trauma. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lynch has published in several spine-focused journals, including The Journal of Neurosurgery and Spine. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.