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Michael M. Lynch, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist | Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

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Office Locations:
Darien, Norwalk, Westport

Specialty Areas:
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Knee & Shoulder Surgery and Total Joint Replacement

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (recertified 2015)

Medical Licenses:

Michael M. Lynch, MD has been practicing orthopedics in the Norwalk area since 1992. Dr. Lynch graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed the Harvard combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He also spent extended time at Boston Children’s Hospital expanding his pediatric Orthopaedic knowledge. Dr. Lynch’s practice focuses on adult and pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine, computer-assisted/robotic knee replacements, custom knee replacements, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repairs. Dr. Lynch is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, has won the Scallon Award and is on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Medical Association and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Lynch has been named a CT Magazine Top Doc for many consecutive years.

Fellowship & Graduate Training:

  • Fellowship: 
    • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD: 1992
    • Chief Resident and Fellow: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Boston Childrens’s Hospital, Boston, MA: 1991
  • Resident: 
    • Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Resident of East Trauma Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA: 1990
    • Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program, Boston, MA: 1989
    • Visiting Senior Registrar, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand: 1988
    • General Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA: 1986


  • Doctor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH: 1984
  • Bachelor or Arts in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH: 1980


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2012
  • Castle Connolly’s Regional Top Doctors (2011-2017, 2021)
  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2013-2023)
  • Moffly Media Top Doctor - Fairfield County (2013-2022)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors (2009-2017, 2021-2022)
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors (2021-2024)
  • America's Most Honored Doctors - Top 1% (2020-2023)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% (2016-2019)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2020)
  • Top Doctor Award, U.S. News & World Report (2012)
  • Frank J. Scallon Award – Norwalk Hospital
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Healthgrades 5-Star Rating

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Dr. Lynch in the News

Team physicians for:

Bethel High School
Brien McMahon High School
Danbury High School
Danbury Hat Tricks
Danbury Junior Hat Tricks
Danbury Westerners
Housatonic Valley Regional High School
Immaculate High School
Joel Barlow High School
Millbrook School
New Milford High School
Newtown High School
Norwalk High School
Ridgefield High School
SoNo Ice House
Staples High School
The Hotchkiss School
Western Connecticut State University
Wilton High School

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