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Kristle Lee Lynch, MD

Kristle Lee Lynch, MD Physician

Director, Advanced Esophagology Fellowship Director, GI Physiology Lab Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lynch is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Gastroenterology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breath Testing
  • Colonoscopy
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Spasms
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Biopsy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Scleroderma
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Upper GI Endoscopy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Gastroenterology, National American Gastroenterological Association, National American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, National International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lynch is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Radnor: Has privileges to perform procedures.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Benitez, AJ.; Jablonka, D; Sahu, V; Gluckman, C; Ostapenko, S; Lynch, KL; Menard-Katcher, C; Muir, AB.: Sevoflurane alters esophageal body and EGJ distensibility in healthy controls Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA : 2019.

Gluckman C; Falk GW; Muir AB; Benitez A; Lynch KL: The Endoscopic Burden of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Over a 10 Year Period Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA. : 2019.

C.A. Beveridge, G.W. Falk, N.K. Ahuja, Y.X. Yang, D.C. Metz, K.L. Lynch: Cross-Sectional Imaging in Patients with Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction: Time to Stop? Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA. : 2019.

Clermont, M; Lynch, KLL.: Obese Patients in Eosinophilic Esophagitis - A Unique Minority? Digestive Diseases Week. San Diego, CA. : 2019.

Kristle Lynch MD: Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders The Merck Manual : 2019.

Kristle Lynch: Peptic Ulcer Disease BMJ-Best Practice : 2019.

Jessica Migala: Surprising Heartburn Causes You Need to Take Seriously Reader's Digest Interview : 2018.

Benitez AJ, Turco R, Muir A, Lynch K, Verma R, Fiorino K, Mamula P: Esophagogastric junction distensibility in pediatric achalasia: A useful tool during pneumatic dilation North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. : 2018.

Kristle L. Lynch, Alain Benitez, Jonathan Gross, Cynthia Li, Craig Gluckman, Maureen DeMarshall, Gary W. Falk, Amanda Muir: Despite Histologic Remission in Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Distensibility Does Not Have Short-Term Changes American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. : 2018.

Benitez AJ, Turco R, Ahmed F, Gross J, Li C, Lynch K, Verma R, Menard-Katcher C, Muir, A: Esophagogastric junction distensibility is decreased in eosinophilic esophagitis: Results from a multicenter pediatric cohort North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
750 Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8222
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)