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David A. Lynch, M.D.

Professor of Medicine



  David A. Lynch, M.D.
  Professor of Medicine 

  University of Colorado Denver

  Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine

  Phone: 303-724-0000



Education & Training 

University College, Dublin, Ireland
1979  M.D.  Medicine 

Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, Ireland
1983  Residency  Medicine 

Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
1986  Residency  Radiology 

University of California, San Francisco, CA
1989  Fellowship  Thoracic Radiology


Registrar, Radiology Department, Mater Hospital, Dublin

Clinical Instructor, Thoracic Imaging Section, University of California San Francisco

Clinical Instructor, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Computed Tomography/ Gastrointestinal Radiology, University of California San Francisco

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Director of Thoracic Imaging at University of Colorado Denver Attending Radiologist, National Jewish Center For Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Director of Thoracic Imaging at University of Colorado Denver Attending Radiologist, National Jewish Medical and Research Center


Honorable Mention: CT and HRCT Diagnosis of Asbestos-Related Diseases. G Gamsu, D Aberle, CS Ray, WR Webb, D Lynch. Scientific Exhibit, RSNA, Chicago.

1990 and 1998
Outstanding faculty award for teaching. University of Colorado Denver, Department of Radiology.

1992 and 1995
Outstanding faculty award for research. University of Colorado Denver, Department of Radiology.

Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996 Edition

Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1999 Edition


  • D Lynch, WR Webb, G Gamsu, M Stulbarg, J Golden. High Resolution CT in Sarcoidosis. J Comp Assist Tomogr 13 (3) 405-410, 1989.
  • DR Aberle, G Gamsu, D Lynch. Thoracic Manifestations of Wegener Granulomatosis: Diagnosis and Course. Radiology 174:703-709, 1990.
  • F Sakai, G Gamsu, WP Dillon, DA Lynch, TJ Gilbert. MR Imaging of the Larynx at 1.5T. J Comp Assist Tomogr 14 :60-71, 1990.
  • DLynch, RC Brasch, KA Hardy, WR Webb. Pediatric Pulmonary Disease: Assessment with High Resolution Ultrafast CT. Radiology 1990;176:243-248.
  • E Kulwiec, D Lynch, S Aguayo, M Schwarz, T E King, Jr. Imaging of Pulmonary Histiocytosis X. Radiographics, 12: 515-526, 1992.
  • D Lynch, C Rose, D Way, TE King. Jr. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Sensitivity of High-Resolution CT in a Population-Based study. Am J Roentgenol 159: 469-472, 1992
  • N Hirose, D Lynch, R Cherniack, D Doherty. Correlation Between High Resolution Lung CT and Tissue Morphometry in Bleomycin-Induced Lung Injury in the Rabbit. Amer Rev. Respir Dis, 147, 730-738, 1993
  • K Garg, DA Lynch, JD Newell. Inflammatory Airways Disease in Ulcerative Colitis: CT and High Resolution CT features. Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 8, 159-163, 1993
  • CH Welsh, PD Wagner, JT Reeves, D Lynch, TM Cink, J Armstrong, MK Malconian, PB Rock, CS Houston. Operation Everest II: Spirometric and Radiographic Changes in Acclimatized Subjects at Simulated High Altitude. Am Rev Respir Dis, 1993.
  • DA Lynch, John D Newell, B Tschomper, T Cink, LS Newman, R Bethel. CT Features of Uncomplicated Asthma in Adults: Comparisons with Normal Controls. Radiology, 188:829-833, 1993
  • MI Schwarz, RL Mortenson, TV Colby, JA Waldron, D Lynch, MP Hutt, RM Cherniack, TE King Jr. Pulmonary capillaritis: the association with progressive airflow limitation and hyperinflation. Amer Rev. Respir Dis. 148:507-511, 1993.
  • KB Newman, JD Newell, LS Newman, D Ellegood, D Lynch. Quantitative Computerized Tomography Detects Airtrapping due to Asthma. Chest 1994 Jul 106(1): 105-9.
  • L Newman, DA Lynch, D L Buschman, JD Newell. Computed Tomography in Beryllium Disease. Radiology 1994; 190:835-840.
  • R Obregon, D Lynch, T Kaske, J Newell, C Kirkpatrick. Radiologic findings in immunodeficiency disorders: Contribution of HRCT. Chest, 1994; 106:490-495.
  • K Garg, D Lynch, JD Newell, TE King Jr. Proliferative and Constrictive Bronchiolitis: Classification and Radiologic Features. AJR 162:803-808, 1994.
  • M Schwarz, D Lynch, R Tuder. Bronchiolitis Obliterans: The Presenting Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Eur Respir J. 1994 , 7 (4):817-820.
  • LH Rodriguez, PF Vargas, U Raff, DA Lynch, GM Rojas, D Moxley, JD Newell. Automated Discrimination and Quantitation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis from Normal Lung Parenchyma Using Generalized Fractal Dimensions in High Resolution CT Images. Academic Radiology, 1995; 2:10-18.
  • KS Lee, NL Müller, V Hale, JD Newell, DA Lynch, J Im. Lipoid Pneumonia: CT Findings J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1995 19 :48-51.
  • D Lynch, P Simone, M Fox, M Heinig. CT findings in Atypical Mycobacterial Disease. J Comput Assist Tomogr, 1995; 19(3): 353-360
  • DA Lynch, JD Newell, PM Logan, TE King Jr, NL Müller. Can CT distinguish hypersensitivity pneumonitis from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? Am J Roentgenol; 1995; 165:807-811
  • SM Bernstein, JD Newell Jr., D Adamczyk, RL Mortenson, TE King Jr, DA Lynch. How common are renal angiomyolipomas in patients with pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis? Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1995; 152:2138-2143.
  • DA Lynch, JD Newell, PM Logan, TE King Jr, NL Müller. Can CT distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from hypersensitivity pneumonitis? AJR 1995; 165:807-811.
  • RS Crausman, DA Lynch, RL Mortenson, TE King Jr, CG Irvin, VAE Hale, JD Newell Jr. Quantitative CT predicts the severity of physiological dysfunction in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Chest 1996; 109:131-137.
  • K Garg, MR Zamora, R Tuder, JD Armstrong, DA Lynch. Lung transplantation: Indications, donor and recipient selection, and imaging of complications. RadioGraphics 1996; 16:355-367.
  • Fitzgerald JE, King TE Jr, Lynch DA, Tuder RM, Schwarz MI. Diffuse panbronchiolitis in the United States. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 1996 Aug;154:497-503
  • DA Lynch, N Hirose, RM Cherniack, DE Doherty. Bleomycin-induced lung disease in an animal model: correlation between HRCT-determined abnormalities and lung function. Academic Radiology 1997; 4: 102-107
  • Daniloff EM, Lynch DA, Bartelson BB, Newell JD, Jr, Bernstein SM, Newman LS. Observer variation and relationship of computed tomography to severity of beryllium disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:6;2047-2056
  • A Larson, DA Lynch, B Zeligman , C Harlow , C Vanoni, G Thieme , R Kilcoyne. Accuracy of diagnosis of subtle chest disease and subtle fractures on digitized images. AJR 1998;170:19-22