John P. Lynch

President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at BJC HealthCare

John Lynch, MD, is president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Campus, a 1,263-bed facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. that is consistently ranked on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Before being named president in August 2020, Dr. Lynch served as the chief medical officer and chief operating officer for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has been on the hospital’s medical staff and cared for patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital since 1995. Dr. Lynch is board certified in pulmonary medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He remains a professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, and formerly was vice chair of the Department of Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors for Mid-America Transplant, a non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and coordination of organ and tissue donation.

Dr. Lynch received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his residency at the former Barnes Hospital and completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

BJC HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest health care organizations, with $5.7 billion in net revenues and more than 32,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and other health-service organizations.


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