Dr Timothy Lynch qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 1984 and completed a Bsc Pharmacology in 1986 at University College Dublin (UCD. He trained at the “Richmond” hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital (MMUH), Dublin in General Medicine before doing Paediatrics & Paediatric Neurology at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin, Dublin. He completed a three year Neurology Residency (1990-1993) followed by a two year Movement Disorder and Molecular Neurogentics Fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and Head of the Neurogenetics Laboratory in 1995.
Dr Lynch was appointed Consultant Neurologist Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (the first fulltime consultant neurologist at the hospital) and Beaumont Hospital in 1998. He was appointed Clinical Investigator Conway Institute of Bimolecular and Biomedical research UCD (2002), Chairman of the Division Medicine MMUH in 2003, Dean of postgraduate Medical Education at the Mater in 2014, Chairman of the Mater Medical Board/Executive and Adjunct Professor of Neurology University College Dublin in 2008. Dr Lynch has published over 250 research articles in the fields of Parkinson’s disease & other Movement Disorders, multiple sclerosis, CNS infections including Whipple’s disease, neurodegeneration including frontotemporal dementia, genetics of Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism and motor neuron disease.
Dr Lynch renovated a derelict Georgian building at 57 Eccles Street and opened the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (www.neurologicalinstitiute.ie) in 2008. He has raised over 7 million euro from grant funding, charity fundraising, and philanthropy. The DNI is now a centre of excellence in clinical neuroscience providing care to over 5,000 patients per year many of whom partake in research studies including drug discovery research in neurodegeneration.