Katherine Lynch, MD

For Katherine Lynch, MD, primary care is about long-term relationships. “Every time I see a patient, my goal is that we develop a more lasting bond,” she says. “I want them to trust me and feel comfortable with me. I also want to know about their family, job, hobbies and what they care about.”

Dr. Lynch looks for the mind-body connection: the way the mind can affect one’s health in subtle or major ways. “Someone may come to the office with shoulder pain, but are there other things going on?” she asks. “I keep an open mind about how mental health affects medical health. We are fortunate to have behavioral health providers working with us to make sure our patients receive the care they need.”


Education and Postgraduate Training

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellow, Nephrology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Masters in Epidemiology

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Professional Experience

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Professional Societies and Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology


National Kidney Foundation Satellite Dialysis Clinical Investigator Grant

American Kidney Fund-Amgen Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship


Creskoff Research Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring, Harvard Medical School

Articles Written by Katherine Lynch, MD

  • High Blood Pressure and Medication; Emerson Advisors, HealthWorks; Winter 2018
  • Lynch KE, Ghassemi F, Flythe JE, Feng M, Ghassemi M, Celi LA, Brunelli SM. Sodium modeling to reduce intradialytic hypotension during haemodialysis for acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit. Nephrology: 21(10): 870-877, 2016.
  • Kupferman J, Amador JJ, Lynch KE, et all. Characterization of Mesoamerican nephropathy in a kidney failure hotspot in Nicaragua. Am J Kidney Dis: 68(5): 716-725, 2016.
  • Flythe JE, Xue H, Lynch KE, Curhan GC, Brunelli SM. Association of mortality risk with various definitions of intradialytic hypotension. J Am Soc Nephrol 26: 724-734, 2015.