Joseph R. Lynch, MD

Joseph R. Lynch, MD
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Dr. Lynch is a partner at The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho and a graduate of Harvard University.  He completed medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University graduating first in his class.  His post-graduate training in orthopedic surgery, as well as his fellowship in shoulder & elbow surgery, were completed at the University of Washington in Seattle.

In addition to being a fellowship-trained, board-certified shoulder & elbow subspecialist, Dr. Lynch also maintains a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  He is an Affiliate Faculty member at Idaho State University and brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Idaho and the surrounding region.  His passion outside of his professional career includes his family and the outdoors.


Dr. Lynch has been an actively practicing shoulder surgeon since 2008.  His practice is devoted exclusively to treating problems of the shoulder and elbow.  Prior to joining The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho, Dr. Lynch was a Commander in the United States Navy and Associate Professor of Surgery responsible for both orthopedic resident and medical student education.  He served as the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery for the Navy’s ACGME-accredited orthopedic residency program in San Diego, California.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles concerning the shoulder and elbow, has presented at regional and national meetings, and is an active reviewer for several peer-review journals dedicated to the practice of orthopedic surgery.  His career as a military orthopedic surgeon afforded the opportunity to practice throughout various areas in our country as well as abroad.

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by Michael Buckland on Joseph R. Lynch, MD
Dr lynch repaired my shoulder did a great job

Dr lynch repaired my shoulder did a great job. A privous Dr said I would have less strength and range of motion. But Dr Lynch got me all fixed up and back to work with no pain in 4 months . Thanks Dr. Lynch
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by Anonymous on Joseph R. Lynch, MD
Excellet results from Shoulder Clinic of Idaho Staff

My overall experience with Dr. J.R. Lynch, M. Nieraeth, PA-C and A. Reed, R.N. can only be called excellent from start to finish. As a new patient with an old injury I was quickly diagnosed, submitted to MRI procedures, findings reviewed and surgery scheduled an amazingly short period of time. Through all of this the SCI staff treatment was of sincere concern, outstanding profesionalism and extreem care for my needs as a patient. I am now fully recoverd after a period of 3 short months and although I hope that I never have to suffer a shoulder injury in the future, if I do, I would most certainly return to the SCI and Dr. Lynch and his staff.

by Anonymous on Joseph R. Lynch, MD
Top Notch Service

Dr. Lynch and his team are the best in the business. He truly cares about his patients and will discuss all options and then help you decide which option is best for you. He treated me more like a family member than just another patient. There is no one else I would rather see than Dr. Lynch for my shoulder issues.

by Anonymous on Joseph R. Lynch, MD
A caring, experienced doctor

Dr. Lynch and his assistants are all very easy to get along with, they show that they care and that they have knowledge to care for the injury and expertise to perform the proper surgery. I have recommended Dr. Lynch to my friend as one of the most caring and professional doctors I have received care from. I recommend to YOU, Dr. Joseph Lynch of you need shoulder surgery or have other orthopedic needs.

by Anonymous on Joseph R. Lynch, MD
Five Stars

After my long time orthopedic surgeon reviewed the unusual complexities exhibited in the MRI on my shoulder, s/he referred me to Dr. Lynch, a shoulder specialist. The MRI exhibited an enlarged artery or vein, possible nerve decompression and arthritis. The physical systems that prompted the MRI were a significant loss of strength and muscle mass in my shoulder and it was pain free. Dr. Lynch stated he sees unique cases like this but once or twice a year. Before offering a surgical solution, Dr. Lynch stated he needed to research the case with fellow surgeons and share the MRI with other radiologist in order to get the best diagnosis and potential solutions. Next he presented his findings, possible outcomes of surgery and a through explanation of the procedure he thought best. His due diligence in researching the case, explaining it in layman terms, patience with my questions and concerns, gave me the utmost confidence that I am receiving the best care a physician can give. He gave me and my health coach (my spouse) every reason to expect positive outcomes. He was ready for me…. And he was successful.