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Dr. Jim Lynch is a physician and mental health advocate who established practice in Annapolis, Maryland in 2021 after serving 31 years in Army medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and has extensive experience treating those suffering from the effects of trauma. Dr. Lynch was a pioneer in the world of PTSD treatment using stellate ganglion block to help heal thousands of patients since 2011. He has published multiple articles in the medical literature on SGB, presented his research in international forums in Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, and Portugal, and has served as a staunch advocate for improving PTSD and Anxiety treatment options. His landmark article published in 2023 on the successful use of SGB to treat anxiety symptoms has expanded effective treatment options currently available for those suffering with debilitating anxiety.

Additionally, Dr. Lynch served as a U.S. Olympic Team Physician, supporting USA Swimming from 2011-2023. Skilled in both physical and mental health issues, Dr. Lynch supported elite Olympians for over ten years in international competition including multiple World Championships and both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

Dr. Lynch earned a BS in Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989, an MS in healthcare improvement from Dartmouth College in 2001, and his MD from Brown Medical School in 2003. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Instructor at the University College Cork, Ireland.

Dr. Lynch’s 31 years of military service include deployments to Panama, the First Gulf War in 1991, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and throughout Africa in support of Special Operations.

Dr. Lynch lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Jodi of 33 years. He is an active member in his church community, enjoys running, biking, hiking, and paddleboarding.

James Lynch, MD

“Dr. Lynch is a fabulous and skilled doctor.”

My daughter has been searching for something to help her anxiety and CPTSD for years. From the minute we walked into the office Dr. Lynch made us feel relaxed and hopeful for the procedure. We have been to many doctors over the years. Dr. Lynch is the most caring, kind, and patient doctor we have every met. The procedure did help in turning down the volume of anxiety in my daughter. I know it can seem intimidating to try an “out of the box” treatment but I would encourage you to try the Stellate Ganglion Block if you struggle with PTSD.

– T.L, Dec 2021

James Lynch, MD - SGB

How Can I Help You?

I take time to listen to you.
I don’t like to rush.
My recommendations are personalized to your priorities and goals.
I perform world-class, ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocks for PTSD and Anxiety symptoms.
I provide high quality musculoskeletal care to athletes of all ages and skill levels, from little leaguers to Olympic medalists.
I am a stigma disruptor and advocate for mental health.
I am passionate about serving those in need.

How Can You Help Others?

There are several charitable organizations who contribute funding to defray the cost of SGB treatment.

To see what options are available, click below:

A 5-Minute Interview: James Lynch MD and Stellate Ganglion Block

Hear how Dr. Lynch became involved with stellate ganglion block for treating Anxiety and PTSD and how SGB has become his passion.