Brian Lynch M.D. Biography
Brian Lynch, M.D. is residency trained in Family Practice and has worked in an urban environment throughout his career. He has worked in emergency medicine, industrial medicine, sports medicine and done group and individual therapy. He has always seen Psychiatry as an integral part of the generalist’s job and and after coming upon the work of Silvan Tomkins. Dr. Lynch has dedicated the bulk of his time to psychotherapy mostly in relation to substance abuse.
He has written a number of essays and papers applying Affect Psychology to various themes including Medical Ethics, in which he has been involved in since early in his career. He is presently republishing his first book under the new title "Knowing Your Emotions." He has a solo practice in Chicago and is adjunct clinical professor at the University of Illinois.
Brian Lynch, M.D., S.C.
3044 North Laramie - Chicago, Ill. 60641
Phone 773-202-7991 - Fax 773-202-7991
1969-1975 B.A. Philosophy, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.
1970-1971 General Studies, The University of The Americas, Puebla, Mexico.
1971-1972 Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
1972-1976 A.B. Liberal Arts, St. Johns College, Annapolis, Maryland.
1977-1978 Graduate Study, Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1978-1983 M.D. University of La Salle School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico.
1985-1988 Graduate Study Medical Ethics, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.
HONOURS - AWARDS - DISTINCTIONS
Practical Nursing Class President
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Nominee, St. John's College
1984-1987 Family Practice Residency,St. Mary’s of Nazareth Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
HONOURS - AWARDS - DISTINCTIONS
First Resident to be appointed to hospital ethics committee. St Mary's of Nazareth Hospital, Chicago, Il.
First resident to do out of hospital rotation.
First resident to do Medial Ethics rotation. Rotation done at Loyola University, Maywood, Il.
Rotation done with Dave Thomasma, then director of Loyola Medial school ethics program.
1972 - 1982 Licensed Practical Nurse: 10 years of part time work as nurse in various positions.
1982 - 1983 Social Worker, Chicago.
1982 - 1983 House Staff, St. Anthony's Hospital, Chicago.
1983 - 1984 House Staff, Northwest Hospital Chicago.
1984 - 1987 Medical Resident, Three year residency in Family Practice. Chief Resident.
1988 - Present Private Medical Practice, Chicago, Illinois. Full range of family practice excluding Obstetrics
2006 - 2010 Various locum tenens positions in occupational and primary care capacities:
Physicals, primary care, flu prevention programs. [EPA,DaimlerChrysler,HSBC,American Indian Health Service,
National Guard,Advocate Health Care].
1987 - 1988 Occupational Medicine/General Medicine Walk in Clinic Chicago. Treatment of work injuries and general medicine. Executive physicals and review of drug screening.
1987 - 1988 Private Practice Partnership, Maywood Illinois.
1988 - 1991 Medical Director Health Care For The Homeless, Travellers and Immigrants Aid, Chicago
Supervision of 10 Nurse Practitioners and general medical care of homeless in a unique program for delivering a full range of
care to the homeless.
1990 - 1992 Emergency Room Physician, Norwegian American Hospital. Staff position in emergency room. Full range of Care.
1991 -2004 Disability Evaluation for State Of Illinois, Chicago.
1990 - 1992 General Medical Staff, Med Health Centers, Chicago. Part time.
1992 - 1997 CLEAN START, Illinois Masonic Med Center, Chicago. Coverage for Program, medical management/psychotherapy; inpatient and long term care program for drug abuse.
1991 - 2002 Chicago Park District, Chicago. Medical coverage for special events.
1992 - 1998 General Staff, Mount Sinai Medical Centers, Chicago. Half time position. Use of Yag laser for tattoo removal in community
1995 - 1998 Quality assurance review. Illinois department of Public Aid.
1998 - 2005 Group Therapy for sheltered schizophrenics, drug dependency and general nursing home populations.
2000 - Co-Medical Director Medical Detox Unit Thorek Memorial Hospital.
2006-2010 Various locum tenens positions in occupational and primary care capacities:
Physicals, primary care, flu prevention programs. [EPA, DaimlerChrysler, HSBC, American Indian Health Service,
National Guard, Advocate Health Care].
University of Illinois: Clinical Professor.
Loyola University: Teaching assistant.
Medical Ethics: team taught course the U of I, Chicago.
Medical Ethics: team taught course Loyola University, Chicago.
Medical Ethics: Seminar on end of life for Senior Students.
Loyola University Medical School, Chicago.
Clinical preceptor for U of I, Chicago for Longitudinal Primary Care Program.
First resident representative to Ethics Committee, St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital 1984-1987.
Vice Chairman: Ethics Committee, Ill. Masonic Med. Center.
Board Member Chicago Clinical Ethics Programs - On going.
Violence as a medical issue: Committee member: INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF CHICAGO.
Cook County Workforce Investment Board.
"Healthcare Task Force": Committee member -September 2003.
Thorek Hospital, Chicago, Ill. - Lapsed
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. - Lapsed
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, Ill.- Lapsed
Edgewater Hospital, Chicago, Ill.- Lapsed
Westlake hospital, Melrose Park, Ill. - Lapsed.
BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PRACTICE 1987 TO 2002
PRESENTLY BOARD ELIGIBLE
FORMER FELLOW: American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
LICENSED BUPERNORPHINE (SUBOXONE) PHYSCIAN.
Silvan S. Tomkins Institute
Affiliated with "Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies" anchored at Columbia University; Evelin Lindner founder.
PUBLICATIONS / LECTURES
"MEDICAL ETHICS": To Illinois Society of Medical Transcriptionists
Letter to the editor: Medical Economics 12/97
Letter to the editor: Read on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" 10/31/02
KNOWING YOUR EMOTIONS. © 2000
Revised and re-released as: Knowing Your Emotions And How To Use Them © 2010
DOING-THINKING-FEELING IN THE WORLD © 2010
Published on brianlynchmd.com
OTHER PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
“Maximizing Emotional Connections”, “Shame in the Movies and the Media” at the Silvan Tomkins Institute, Dallas, TX Oct 2010