Mekkin E. Lynch, DO Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pronouns: she/her/hers

As a family doctor I am interested in high quality patient care of the entire family from birth through childbearing and through to the aging process. I take great pride in taking care of families and helping people navigate the health care system. As an osteopathic physician I incorporate osteopathic manipulation in both my teaching with medical students and residents as well in my personal practice. I enjoy teaching residents through my work in Family Medicine hospital service and in outpatient clinic precepting.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

My dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is multifaceted and blends between my professional and personal life. The first in my family to practice medicine, I am dedicated to mentoring and promoting female premedical students, especially those who identify as first-generation physicians and/or individuals who are from under-represented racial and ethnic groups in medicine. I have found it very fulfilling showing these students how rewarding primary care can be and how meaningful the contributions of those historically on the outside of the physician world can be.

As a clinician, in both my outpatient and inpatient practices, I am a fierce advocate for my patients, many of whom are from historically marginalized communities. Since joining the Department of Family Medicine in 2016 I have been a member of the Diversity Committee, now the Committee on Equity and Inclusion, working to increase recruitment and retention of faculty from minoritized communities with a particular focus on the data that shows improved patient satisfaction with patient-physician race or ethnicity concordance. In 2023 I joined the Recruitment Committee; I hope to deepen my commitment to this work by having a more direct role in departmental hiring, and ultimately improving the health and satisfaction of our patient population.

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  1. Gilmartin GS, Lynch M, Tamisier R, Weiss JW. Chronic intermittent hypoxia in humans during 28 nights results in blood pressure elevation and increased muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Sep; 299(3):H925-31. PMID: 20581089; PMCID: PMC4116417; DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00253.2009;
  2. Weiss MD, Tamisier R, Boucher J, Lynch M, Gilmartin G, Weiss JW, Thomas RJ. A pilot study of sleep, cognition, and respiration under 4 weeks of intermittent nocturnal hypoxia in adult humans. Sleep Med. 2009 Aug; 10(7):739-45. PMID: 19282237; PMCID: PMC3891502; DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2008.07.013;

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2023 Department of Family, Boston Medical Center/BU CAMed: Resident Preceptor of the Year
2022 Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine: Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Clinical Teacher of the Year
2011 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine: Gold Touch Award (Awarded for 100 hours of community service)
2010 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine: Silver Touch Award (Awarded for 50 hours of community service)
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osteopathic manipulation
family medicine
Family Practice
Teaching Rounds
Prenatal Care

As the first person in my family with a health professions career I am dedicated to mentoring residents and students, especially those who identify as first generation health professionals.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

771 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118
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