Jennifer M. Lynch, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Engineering and Applied Science, UPenn
Attending Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Physics, Mathematics)
Emory University, 2009.
MS (Physics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
PhD (Physics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
MD (Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, IMmediate Postpartum Access to Cardiac Therapy (IMPACT)

Description of Research Expertise

Diffuse Optics, Neuromonitoring, Neurologic risk in congenital heart disease

Selected Publications

Lynch JM, Buckley EM, Schwab PJ, McCarthy AL, Winters ME, Busch DR, Xiao R, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Fuller S, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Yodh AG, Naim MY, Licht DJ: Time to surgery and preoperative cerebral oxygenation predict postoperative ischemic injury in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 4(34): 380-388, 2014.

Lynch JM, Ko T, Busch DR, Newland JJ, Winters ME, Mensah-Brown K, Boorady TW, Xiao R, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Yodh AG, Naim MY, Licht DJ: Pre-Operative Cerebral Hemodynamics from Birth to Surgery in Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 156(4): 1657-1664, 2018.

Lynch JM, Mavroudis CD, Ko TS, Jacobwitz M, Busch DR, Xiao R, Nicolson SC, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW, Yodh AG, Licht DJ: Association of ongoing cerebral oxygen extraction during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest with post-operative brain injury Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg S1043-0679(21): 00405-00406, 2021.

Shaw K, Mavroudis CD, Ko TS, Jahnavi J, Jacobwitz M, Ranieri N, Forti RM, Melchior RW, Baker WB, Yodh AG, Licht DJ, Nicolson SC, Lynch JM: The use of novel diffuse optical spectroscopies for improved neuromonitoring during neonatal cardiac surgery requiring antegrade cerebral perfusion. Frontiers in Pediatrics 11, June 2023.

Ayaz H, Baker WB, Blaney G, Boas DA, Bortfield H, Brady K, Brake J, Brigaoi S, Buckley EM, Carp SA, Cooper RJ, Cowdrick KR, Culver JP, Dan I, Dehghani H, Devor A, Durduran T, Eggebrecht T, Emberson LL, Fang Q, Fantini S, Franceschini MA, Fischer JB, Gervain J, Hirsch J, Hong KS, Hortsmeyer R, Kainerstorfer JM, Ko TS, Licht DJ, Liebert A, Luke R, Lynch JM, Mesquida J, Mesquita RC, Naseer N, Novi SL, Orihuela-Esspina F, O’Sullivan TD, Peterka DS, Pifferi A, Pollonini L, Sassaroli A, Sato JR, Scholkmann F, Spinelli L, Srinivasan VJ, St. Lawrence K, Tachtsidis I, Tong Y, Torricelli A, Umer T, Wabnitz H, Wolf M, Wolf U, Xu S, Yang C, Yodh AG, Yücel MA, Zhou W: Optical imaging and spectroscopy for the study of the human brain: status report Neurophoton 9(S2), S24001 2022.

Ko TK, Mavroudis CD, Benson EJ, Forti RM, Melchior RW, Boorady TW, Morano VC, Mensah-Brown K, Lin Y, Aronowitz D, Starr JP, Rosenthal TM, Shade BC, Schiavo KL, White BR, Lynch JM, Gaynor JW, Licht DJ, Yodh AG, Baker WB, Kilbaugh TJ: Correlation of Cerebral Microdialysis with Non-invasive Diffuse Optical Cerebral Hemodynamic Monitoring during Deep Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Metabolites 12(8): 737, 2022.

Lynch JM, Licht DJ: Commentary: Diffuse optical spectroscopies: Shedding light on neuroprotective strategies during cardiac surgery. JTCVS Techniques 7: 178-179, 2021.

Lynch JM, Gaynor JW, Licht DJ: Brain injury during transition in the newborn with CHD: Hazards of the preoperative period. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology Page: 60-65, 2018.

Flanders TM, Lang S, Ko TS, Andersen KN, Jahnavi J, Flibotte JJ, Licht Dj, Tasian GE, Stoardi ST, Yodh AG, Lynch JM, Kennedy BC, Storm PB, White BR, Heuer GG, Baker WB: Optical Detection of Intracranial Pressure with Perfusion Changes in Neonates with Hydrocephalus. The Journal of Pediatrics 236: 54-61, 2021.

Busch DR, Baker WB, Mavroudis CD, Ko TS, Lynch, JM, McCarthy AL, DuPont-Thibodeau G, Buckley EM, Jacobwitz M, Boorady TW, Mensah-Brown K, Connely JT, Yodh AG, Kilbaugh TJ, Licht DJ: Noninvasive optical measurement of microvascular cerebral hemodynamics and autoregulation in the neonatal ECMO patient Pediatric Research 88: 925-933, 2020.

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