Melanie Lynch, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology) and Director of Breast Surgery at Smilow Cancer Hospital Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Trumbull offices and the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. She is a board certified General Surgeon and fellowship trained Surgical Oncologist. Dr. Lynch previously served as Medical Director of the Summa Health System Breast Program and was Section Chief of General Surgery at Cleveland VA Medical Center. In addition, she held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency Program at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Lynch has significant clinical experience in breast cancer surgery, with a practice dedicated to the integration of oncoplastic techniques including nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic approaches to breast conservation, and surgical techniques for the prevention of lymphedema. Recognizing the importance of multidisciplinary and patient centered care, she has developed innovative clinical programs, including multidisciplinary clinics for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, a high-risk program for screening and management of women at increased risk of breast cancer, survivorship care, and use of integrative medicine for management of symptoms related to cancer treatment. Dr. Lynch was awarded the Crain’s Cleveland Business Physician Innovator Award in 2018 for the implementation of an access program that ensures next day access and expedited biopsies for women with a concern of cancer.