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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

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Lynch is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

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

Memberships

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

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.

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 Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility : 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 Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility : 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 Digestive Diseases Week. Washington, D.C. : 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 Digestive Diseases Week. Washington, D.C. : 2018.

Kristle L. Lynch, Alain Benitez, Cynthia Li, Jonathan Gross, Maureen DeMarshall, Gary W. Falk, Amanda Muir: Lamina Propria Fibrosis and Eosinophil Count Do Not Correlate with Esophageal Distensibility in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Digestive Diseases Week, Washington. D.C. : 2018.

Carolyn Newberry MD, Justin Grishkin BA, Julie Westover MS, Maureen DeMarshall, BSN, RN, Kristle Lee Lynch, MD: Elimination Diets in Eosinophilic Esophagitis are Difficult to Keep – Can a Mobile Allergen Database Help? Digestive Diseases Week. Washington, D.C. : 2018.

Newberry C, Vajravelu RK, Pickett-Blakely O, Falk G, Yang YX, Lynch KL.: Achalasia Patients Are at Nutritional Risk Regardless of Presenting Weight Category Dig Dis Sci : 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)