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Research Interests:

  • Engaging patients and clinicians in shared decision making to improve outcomes after knee joint injuries
  • Optimizing rehabilitation approaches to complex knee injuries
  • Creating and validating meaningful patient-reported outcomes for clinical and research use

Ongoing Projects:

  • Creating a Patient Decision Aid for Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (PI)
  • Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation (STaR) for Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries (Co-I, PI - Irrgang)
  • Updating the IKDC Subjective Knee Form (Co-I, PI - Irrgang)
  • Knee CAT Study - Validity of PROMIS Pain Interference and Physical Function CATs (Co-I, PI - Irrgang)
  • Force Sensing Device for Telerehabilitation (Collaboration with Orthopaedic Surgery - Kevin Bell)



Andrew Lynch is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and a Physical Therapist at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Dr. Lynch's research interests include: (1) shared decision making and reducing variability in health care in orthopaedic and sports medicine; (2) physical therapy interventions and outcomes for operative and non-operative treatment of knee joint injuries, particularly anterior cruciate ligament injuries and multiple ligament knee injuries; (3) physical testing of muscle strength and performance in clinical settings; and (4) psychometric analysis of patient-reported outcomes. He teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in courses related to kinesiology, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal physical therapy. Dr. Lynch is involved as a clinical mentor to physical therapy residents seeking specialization in Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the UPMC-CRS/Pitt PT Residency Program.



Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy