Scott A. Lynch, MD

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Scott A. Lynch, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Director, Sports Medicine Service
Practice Site Clinical Director, Bone and Joint Institute
Professor, Penn State College of Medicine

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About Me

Dr. Scott Lynch joined faculty at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in June, 1998 as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-specialization in Sports Medicine.

Prior to coming to Hershey, he did his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Vermont and then did two Sports Medicine Fellowships, one at the Cleveland Clinic and one overseas at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

He was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016. He is the Director of Sports Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

He has been the organizer, since 2002, of the annual Orthopaedic Department research presentation day held in June. He has mentored several medical student and resident research projects, and mentored junior faculty through the Junior Faculty Development Course.

He has been awarded the Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr. Resident Teaching Award in 2002 and 2007. He has been the Practice Site Medical Director for the Adult Bone and Joint Clinic since its opening in 2008. He serves as a team physician for several area high schools and as an assistant team physician for the Hershey Bears hockey team.

He enjoys biking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and playing guitar in his free time. He lives in Hershey with his wife, Debbie, and has two children.


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - 1991


Fellowship, Sports Medicine Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 1997


Residency, Orthopedic Surgery Medical Center Hospital of Vermont - 1996

Research Interests

  • Arthroscopy outcomes
  • Hip impingement surgery outcomes
  • Joint surface injuries
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Obesity affects on knee pain

Academic Interests

  • PIAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  • Performance enhancing drugs and testing
  • Resident education