Scott Alan Lynch, M.D.

Professor Penn State College of Medicine Director of Sports Medicine Service Practice Site Clinical Director of Adult Bone and Joint Institute Associate Director of Orthopaedic Residency Education

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 2400
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-5638 Fax: 717-531-0983


Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Patient Services Provided

ACL/PCL tears Knee ligament injuries Meniscal tears Osteochondral defects of knee Knee arthroscopy Hip labral tears

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. Scott Lynch joined the faculty at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in June of 1998 as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialization in Sports Medicine.  Prior to coming to Hershey he did his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Vermont and then did two Sports Medicine Fellowships, one at the Cleveland Clinic and one overseas at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.  He was promoted to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2004 and was named the Director of Sports Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center when Dr. Kevin Black was elevated to Department Chairman.  He has been the organizer, since 2002, of the annual Orthopaedic Department research presentation day held in June.  He has mentored several medical student and resident research projects, and mentored Dr. George Pujalte, a junior faculty member in the Family Medicine Department, in his Junior Faculty Development Course.  He has been awarded the Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr. Resident Teaching Award in 2002 and 2007.  He has been the Practice Site Medical Director for the Adult Bone and Joint Clinic since its opening in 2008.  He serves as a team physician for several area high schools, as an assistant team physician for the Hershey Bears hockey team, and as orthopaedic consultant for the Penn State University football team.  Dr. Lynch was a collegiate wrestler at Penn State University and has served as a volunteer wrestling coach for a local high school.  He enjoys biking, snowboarding and playing guitar in his free time.  He lives in Hershey with his wife, Debbie, and has two children currently attending college.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1997) Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (1996) M.D., University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine (1991)

Research Interests

Hip Impingement Surgery Outcomes Knee Ligament Injuries
Joint Surface Injuries
Arthroscopy Outcomes
Obesity Affects on Knee Pain

Academic Interests

Performance Enhancing Drugs and Testing
Resident Education
PIAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee


Scott Lynch
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