Dr. Lynch

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Jamie L. Lynch Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jamie L. Lynch, M.D.Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine, shoulder

Dr. Jamie L. Lynch is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus in shoulder injuries who brings to TruOrtho her extensive experience in orthopedic disorders and sports injuries of the upper and lower extremities.

She has a special interest in the athlete at any level of competition. Dr. Lynch has experience caring for professional athletes in the NFL as well as the NHL, worked with the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Blackhawks. Yet, she has also been on the sideline of youth, high school and college sporting events throughout her training.

Dr. Lynch received her bachelor’s degree in Cell and Structural Biology through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lynch is fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine surgery from William Beaumont Hospital.

Furthermore, she spent 5 years training in a level one trauma center in Chicago, IL where she addressed orthopedic trauma and general orthopedic disorders.

Her expertise includes:

Dr. Lynch has been involved in research and clinical education, and has presented scientific papers at Mid-America Orthopedic Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  She has educated youth hockey coaches on the understanding and the recognition of concussions through the USA Hockey, Inc.

Her professional associations include:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Perry Initiative
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

She remains involved in the local community. Dr. Lynch spent time working with the Perry Initiative outreach program helping to introduce a new generation of high school girls in San Antonio, to orthopedic surgery and engineering as a profession.

Her dedication to Orthopaedics and physical fitness allowed her the opportunity to serve as the medical director of the South Central regional Crossfit Games that took place here in San Antonio in 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Lynch offers her experience, professionalism and knowledge to the patients at TruOrtho, throughout the San Antonio area.


  • 04/2019- Present
  • TruOrtho
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 08/2012-04/2019
  • Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction
  • San Antonio, TX


  • 08/2011-07/2012
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Director: Kyle Anderson, MD
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 07/2007-06/2011
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Chairman: Michael Schafer, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • 07/2006-06/2007
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Internship, General Surgery
  • Chicago, IL


  • 2002-2006
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine
    Outstandings in clinical rotations: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychology,
    Surgery, Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2002-2004
  • Longitudinal Primary Care Program
    General Surgery with Joseph Espat, M.D.
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2002-2003
  • Longitudinal Primary Care Program
    Obstetrics and Gynecology with Donna Perry, M.D.
  • Chicago, IL
  • 07/2003
  • SALUD Immersion Program
    Participated in a study abroad medically focused immersion program;
    observed and assisted a general surgeon in Mexico City; gained clinical
    experience in an operating room in an urban hospital; volunteered
    in a small clinic in rural Buena Vista, Mexico
  • Cuernavaca, México
  • 1997-2001
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Science - 3.75/4.0
    Major: Cell and Structural Biology
    Minor: Chemistry
  • Champaign, IL
  • Fall 1999
  • University of New South Wales
    Study Abroad Program in the Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Sydney, Australia


  • 2011- 2012
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Oakland University School of Medicine
  • Rochester, MI

Licensure & Certifications

  • Texas Physician License
  • Current
  • 2014
  • ABOS Step II
  • Passed
  • 2011
  • ABOS Step I
  • Passed
  • 2011
  • Certified
  • 2007
  • USMLE Step 3
  • Passed
  • 2005
  • USMLE Step 2
  • Passed
  • 2004
  • USMLE Step 1
  • Passed


  • 2015- Present
  • Forum
  • 2013-Present
  • San Antonio Orthopaedic Society
  • 2011-Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • 2011-Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • 2006-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2005-2010
  • Ruth Jackson Society
  • 2002-2006
  • American Medical Association


  • 2000-2001
  • Dean’s List
  • Champaign, IL
  • 1997-2001
  • James Scholar
  • Champaign, IL
  • 1997-1998
  • Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma
  • Champaign, IL


  • 2011-2012
  • NFL: Detroit Lions
    Game coverage and training room
  • Detroit, MI
  • 2011-2012
  • Oakland University Soccer and Basketball
    Game coverage
  • Rochester, MI
  • 2011-2012
  • Clawson High School Football
    Game coverage
  • Clawson, MI
  • 2010-2011
  • NHL: Chicago Blackhawks
    Physicals, game coverage and training room
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2009-2010
  • Northwestern University Football and Volleyball
    Game coverage and training room
  • Evanston, IL
  • 2009-2011
  • Chicago Public Schools Football grades 6-12
    Game coverage and physicals
  • Chicago, IL


Ross D, Maerz T,Lynch JL, Norris S, Baker K, and Anderson K.  Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Review of Current Literature.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg January 2014; 22:1-9.

Lynch JL, Maerz T, Kurdziel MD, Davidson AA, Baker KC, Anderson K. The GraftLink UCL Reconstruction: Biomechanical Comparison to the Docking Technique in both Kinematics and Failure Tests. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 41(10): 2278-87.

Lynch JL, Maerz T, Kurdziel MD, Davidson AA, Baker KC, Anderson K. Biomechanical Evaluation of the TightRope Versus Traditional Docking Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Technique: Kinematic and Failure Testing. Am J Sports Med. 2013 May;41(5):1165-73.

Lynch JL, Anderson K. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: All-Inside Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2013 Mar; 21(1): 40-6.

Rabuck SJ, Lynch JL, Guo X, Zhang LQ, Edwards SL, Nuber GW, Saltzman MD. Biomechanical comparison of 3 methods to repair pectoralis major ruptures. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):1635-40. Epub 2012 Jun 7.

Puri L, Lapinski B, Wixson RL,Lynch JL, Hendrix R, Stulberg SD. Computed Tomographic Follow-Up Evaluation of Operative Intervention for Periacetabular Lysis. The Journal of Arthroplasty 21 (6) 2006.


Perry Initiative. San Antonio, TX. March 30, 2019. Presenter. Lynch JL. “Orthopaedics: A Career for Women”

Perry Initiative. San Antonio, TX. April 7, 2018. Presenter. Lynch JL. “The ABC's of Success”

Perry Initiative. San Antonio, TX. May 14, 2017. Presenter. Lynch JL. “The ABC's of Success”

FORUM, Sonoma Mission Inn, CA. January 2017. Presenter. Lynch JL . “Superior Capsular Reconstruction”

San Antonio Orthopaedic Society. San Antonio, TX. October 13, 2014. Presenter. Lynch JL. “Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Who? Why? & When?”

Healthlink Physical Therapy, San Antonio, TX. September 20, 2014. Presenter. Lynch JL. “Shoulder Arthroplasty from Beginning to End”

Orthopaedic Update 2014 Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 5, 2014. Moderator and presenter. Lynch JL. “Shoulder Pain”

Perry Initiative. San Antonio, TX. March 16, 2013. Presenter. Lynch JL. “The ABC's of Success”

Anderson K, Lynch JL, Maerz T, Kurdziel M, Lilly R, Baker, K. Biomechanical Evaluation of the New Tight Rope and Traditional Docking UCL Reconstruction Techniques: Kinematic and Failure Testing. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting. October 11-14, 2012.

Williams J, Lynch JL, Kodros S, Kelikian A. A Retrospective Review of Total Ankle Arthroplasty versus Arthroscopically Assisted Ankle Fusion Outcomes. Poster Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting: San Francisco, California, February 7-11, 2012.

Rabuck S, Lynch JL, Saltzman M. A Biomechanical Comparison of Three Methods to Repair Pectoralis Major Ruptures. American Journal of Sports Medicine. Poster Presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting: San Francisco, California, February 7-11, 2012.

Lynch JL. Concussions: Recognizing the Symptoms. USA Hockey Coaching Education Program. 9/25/2011, 10/02/2011, 11/5/2011

Lynch JL, Trawicki M, Johnson B, Harris E, Ghate R. Tourniquet Pressure in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. Lost Pines, TX 04/2010


Cole and Sekiya, 2013. Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2nd edition. Elbow Synovitis, Loose Bodies, and Posteromedial Impingement. Lynch JL, Kippe MA, Anderson K Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.


  • 2000-2001
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - Department of Microbiology
    Principle Investigator- Deanna Raineri
    Collaborated with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to simplify a comprehensive assemblage of research tools for users that areunfamiliar with the bioinformatics resources. Synthesized tutorials for the BiologyWorkbench and developed an on-line Sickle Cell Anemia Tutorial
  • Champaign, IL


  • 05/2017
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Denver, CO
  • 04/2013
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 03/2013
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Chicago, IL
  • 06/2012
  • Sports Medicine Fellows Forum
  • Naples, FL
  • 05/2012
  • DePuy Mitek Fellows Advanced Arthroscopy Forum
  • Miami, FL
  • 01/2012
  • Sports Medicine Fellows Conference: Approaches to Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • 04/2011
  • Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 02/2011
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • San Diego, CA
  • 11/2010
  • Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation
  • Great Neck, NY
  • 09/2009
  • The Wider Scope of Arthroscopy - Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
  • Andover, MA
  • 08/2009
  • 11th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium
  • Chicago, IL
  • 09/2008
  • Resident Anatomy Skills Workshop Shoulder
  • Mawhaw, NJ
  • 08/2008
  • 10th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium
  • Chicago, IL
  • 08/2008
  • AO Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management
  • Madison, WI


  • 2005-2006
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - College of Medicine
    Society of Prospective Surgeons
    President/Student Advisor
  • Chicago, IL


  • 2013-2014
  • Crossfit Regional, Medical Director
    Organized a team of medical volunteers to assist athletes and cared for athletes as necessary during the competition.
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 2012-current
  • Perry Initiative
    A group committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering. This is done by sponsoring hands-on outreach programs for high school women.
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • 2004-2006
  • Chicago Youth Program
    Tutoring and mentoring program for inner city youth in the Uptown Neighborhood
  • Chicago, IL
  • 2003
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
    Researched designed lessons on the medical consequences of drug and ethanol misuse and abuse on biological systems and instructed students to making informed decisions
  • Chicago, IL


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