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Catherine Lynch, MD

Catherine Lynch, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL

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Catherine M. Lynch, MD, is the Associate Vice President of Women's Health, Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida. 

Dr. Lynch oversees the effort to coordinate women's health care, education and research across department specialties at each of the USF Health colleges, which are the Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health, to transform USF Health into a multidisciplinary hub for women’s health research, education and clinical care. Dr. Lynch also develops programs and opportunities to assist women faculty members in the advancement of their talents and careers.

Dr. Lynch completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Georgetown University in 1986. She then returned to her home state of Florida to earn her doctorate of medicine from the University of South Florida in 1990. Dr. Lynch completed her residency and postgraduate work at USF in obstetrics and gynecology and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Lynch's clinical focus is general obstetrics and gynecology, contraceptive and hormonal therapy and urogynecology pelvic reconstruction.  Dr. Lynch's expertise in her specialty has given her the singular opportunity to consult and work with nonhuman primates at Busch Gardens Tampa on a number of occasions, including a C-section delivery necessitated by complications of pregnancy in 2005 of the first baby gorilla in the park's then 46-year history.

Dr. Lynch is married to City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and they have two children.