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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Peter J. Lynch, M.D.

Peter Lynch

Dr. Lynch is an excellent general dermatologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience. He began his career at the University of Michigan where he completed his dermatology residency and served on as faculty for five years. He then left Michigan to become the head of Dermatology at the University of Arizona. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine there. In 1986, Dr. Lynch switched institutions again, this time to become the Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota. He stayed at Minnesota for nearly 10 years before becoming Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at UC Davis. He stepped down as Chair in 2000, but remains quite active in the Department. He is currently the Novy Professor of Dermatology. As the Department’s greatest clinical resource, Dr. Lynch will often be asked to consult on the most difficult and challenging patients in the clinic. In fact, he has a reputation for his ability to shed light on dermatologic mysteries.

Dr. Lynch has served the dermatologic community generously throughout his long career including serving as Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Dermatology. He is author of over 125 publications in medical journals and 50 chapters in medical textbooks. He is extremely interested in education and recently won the American Academy of Dermatology Pearson Memorial Education Award. He is also author of or co-editor of six different dermatology textbooks. Of his many awards, possibly the one that embodies him best is honorary membership to the American Academy of Dermatology. Fewer than 50 of the 13,000 American dermatologists have been awarded this honor. It is a testament to the contributions he has made to the dermatologic community.

Title: Professor Emeritus of Dermatology

Interests: General dermatology, diseases of the genitalia, and psychocutaneous disorders

Publications (Selected):

Edwards L, Lynch, PJ: Editors, Genital Dermatology Atlas, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2nd edition. In Press.

Black M, Rudolph C, Edwards L, Lynch, PJ. Obstetric and Gynecologic Dermatology, Elsevier, London, 3rd edition.

Alikhan A, Eisen DB, Lynch, PJ. Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009;60:539-61.

Lynch PJ. Vulvodynia as a somatoform disorder. J Reprod Med. 2008 Jun;53(6):390-6.

Micheletti L, Bogliatto F, Lynch PJ. Vulvoscopy: review of a diagnostic approach requiring clarification. J Reprod Med. 2008 Mar;53(3):179-82.

Patton D, Lynch PJ, Fung MA, Fazel N. Chronic atrophic erosive dermatosis of the scalp and extremities: A recharacterization of erosive pustular dermatosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Sep;57(3):421-7. Epub 2007 May 25.

Lynch PJ. 2006 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease classification of vulvar dermatoses: a synopsis. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2007 Jan;11(1):1-2.