T. Sean Lynch, MD

Expertise in: 
Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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T. Sean Lynch specializes in the nonoperative and operative treatment of hip and knee disorders in athletes of all levels at ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics. He is an expert in hip surgery and knee ligament reconstruction with minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. His particular clinical interests include injuries of the ACL, knee articular cartilage and the meniscus. He also specializes in labral injuries of the hip and uses advanced arthroscopic techniques to treat this ever-increasing problem.

Dr. Lynch is a past competitive athlete who now serves as a team physician for local sports teams. His goals are to get his patients back to the activities they love with a team-oriented and personalized approach.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he received a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University as well as his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was a resident in orthopedic surgery at the Northwestern University in Chicago. During his time in residency, he was active in research as well as medical student and resident education. He was selected for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Alan Levine Scholars in Orthopaedic Graduate Medical Education Scholarship as one of two residents across the country to attend the AAOS Educators Course.

He recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He has been the recipient of the prestigious Herodicus Society North American Traveling Fellowship, working with knee articular cartilage specialist and hip arthroscopists across the United States. He has been actively involved in research throughout his medical career and has published numerous scientific and clinical articles in the area of hip and knee reconstruction.

He is particularly interested in clinical outcomes after these procedures and has recently been selected to participate in the AAOS/Orthopaedic Research Education Fund (OREF)/Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Clinician Scholar Career Development Program. He is committed to providing the highest quality of medical care and seeks the best outcome for his patients.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Athletic Hip Injuries
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Ligament Reconstructions
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problem
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of Female Athletes
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Male

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590 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 2
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor
  • Workers Comp-Board of NY

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2004 Georgetown University School of Medcine
  • Internship: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine