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Patrick M. Lynch, J.D., M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepat,& Nutr, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: Unit 1466
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 794-5073

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1983 Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, MD, Medicine
1975 Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE, JD, Law

Postgraduate Training

7/1986-6/1988 Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
7/1984-6/1986 Clinical Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
7/1983-6/1984 Clinical Internship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Board Certifications

1/1988 Gastroenterology, Board Eligible
1/1986 American Board of Internal Medicine


Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepat,& Nutr, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1996-8/2009

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Executive Committee of Prevention Faculty, 1/1997-1/1999
Member, Criteria for Advancement Committee (ad hoc), 1/1995
Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Gastroenterology, 1/1993-1/1999
Member, Program Committee: "Advances in Biology and Therapy of Colorectal Cancer", 1/1993

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
Member, 1983-present
American Gastroenterological Association
Member, 1992-present
Chairman, Subcommittee on Colorectal Cancer, Clinical Teaching Program (CTP) Committee, 1992-1998
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Member, 1989-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, Task Force on Cancer Genetics Education, 1997-2000
Member, 1995-2000
Member, Subcommittee on Cancer Genetic Testing, 1995-2000
Cancer Studies Consortium Task Force on Preventive Recommendations
Member, 1995-2000
Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA)
Council Member, 2001-present
President, 2000-2001
International Collaborative Group on Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer
Merged with LCPG, 1990-2005
International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors
Governing Council and Member, 2003-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Lynch HT, Snyder C, Stacey M, Olson B, Peterson SK, Buxbaum S, Shaw T, Lynch PM. Communication and technology in genetic counseling for familial cancer. Clinical Genetics 85(3):213-222, 4/2014.
2. Lynch PM. Tumor-Based Screening for Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Does Age-Based Selection Optimize Yield? J Oncol Pract 9(4):180-1, 7/2013. e-Pub 4/2/2013. PMCID: PMC3710165.
3. Lynch PM. Current approaches in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 10(8):961-7, 8/2012. PMID: 22878821.


1. Lynch, PM. How Helpful is Age at Colorectal Cancer Onset in Finding HNPCC. Disease of Colon & Rectum. In Press.
2. Lynch, PM. Immunohistochemistry to detect Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer in young patients: the seven-year Auckland experience. Disease of Colon & Rectum. In Press.
3. Lynch Patrick M. Colorectal Cancer Screening in the American Indian/Alaska Native Population. Cancer 120(20):3105-3107, 10/2014.


1. Goodenberger McKinsey, Thomas Brittany C, Riegert-Johnson, Douglas, Boland Richard, Pion Sharon, Lynch Patrick. PMS2 monoallelic mutation carriers: the known unknown. Genetics in Medicine, 4/2015.
2. Chen J, Pande M, Huang Y, Wei C, Amos C, Talseth-Palmer B, Meldrum C, Chen W, Gorlov I, Lynch P, Scott R, Frazier M. Cell cycle–related genes as modifiers of age of onset of colorectal cancer in Lynch syndrome: a large-scale study in non-Hispanic white patients. Carcinogenisis, 11/2012.

Book Chapters

1. Eng C, Lynch P, Skibber J. Colon Cancer. In: 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ed(s) Rodriguez MA, Walters RS, Burke TW. Springer: New York, 77-84, 2013.

Last updated: 7/28/2016