David Lynch, MD, PhD

David Lynch, MD, PhD, is an attending neurologist in the Division of Neurology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Friedreich's Ataxia Program.

Areas of Expertise: Neurogenetics disease
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


    Internal Medicine - Hospital of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


    Neurology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


    Pharmacology and Neurology - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification


    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Neuroscience - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Glutamate receptors

  • Publications


    Paulsen EK, Friedman LS, Myers LM, Lynch DR. Health-related quality of life in children with Friedreich ataxia. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 May;42(5):335-7. Read abstract

    Singh A, Epstein E, Myers LM, Farmer JM, Lynch DR. Clinical measures of dysarthria in Friedreich Ataxia. Mov Disord. 2010 Jan 15;25(1):108-11. Read abstract

    Friedman LS, Paulsen EK, Schadt KA, Brigatti KW, Driscoll DA, Farmer JM, Lynch DR. Pregnancy with Friedreich ataxia: a retrospective review of medical risks and psychosocial implications. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract