About Me


  • Information from My Professional Society

Frank C. Lynch, MD FSIR

  • Education

Bachelor of Science in Premedicine, Summa Cum Laude
The Pennsylvania State University

Doctor of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University

Internal Medicine Internship
The Pennsylvania State University

Diagnostic Radiology Residency
The Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins University Hospital

  • Current Position

Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Medicine
The Penn State Hershey Medical Center

  • Certifications

American Board of Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology
American Board of Radiology: Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular/Interventional Radiology
American Board of Radiology: Maintenance of Certification in Vascular/Interventional Radiology

  • IVC Filter-Related Research/Publications

Cantwell CP, Taubman KE, Lynch FC, Waybill PN. Inferior vena cava duplication and deep venous thrombosis case report and review of literature. Letter to the Editor. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2006 Mar;20(2):295-6.

Cantwell CP, Lynch FC. Caudal migration of a G2 filter during carbon dioxide cavography. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2007 Jun;18:814-5.

Cherry RA, Nichols PA, Snavely TM, David MT, Lynch FC. Prophylactic inferior vena cava filters: do they make a difference in trauma patients? Journal of Trauma. 2008 Sep;65(3):544-8.

Cantwell CP, Pennypacker J, Singh H, Scorza LB, Waybill PN, Lynch FC. Comparison of the recovery and G2 filter as retrievable inferior vena cava filters. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Sep;20:1193-9.

Lynch FC, Kekulawela S. Removal of the G2 filter: differences between implantation times greater and less than 180 days. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Sep;20:1200-9.

Lynch FC. Balloon-assisted removal of tilted inferior vena cava filters with embedded tips. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Sep;20:1210-4.

Binkert CA, Drooz AT, Caridi JG, Sands MJ, Bjarnason H, Lynch FC, Rilling WS, Zambuto DA, Stavropoulos SW, Venbrux AC, Kaufman JA. Technical success and safety of retrieval of the G2 filter in a prospective multicenter study. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Nov;20:1449-53.

Lynch FC. Removal of a G√ľnther-Tulip filter after 3006 days. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2011 Mar;22:337-40.

Shaw CM, Scorza LB, Waybill PN, Singh H, Lynch FC. Optional vena cava filter use in the elderly population. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2011 Jun;22(6):824-8. PMID: 21530308.

Lynch, FC. A method for following patients with retrievable inferior vena cava filters: Results and lessons learned from the first 1,100 patients. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2011 Nov;22:1507-12. PMID: 21903414.

Vijay K, Hughes JA, Burdette AS, Scorza LB, Singh H, Waybill PN, Lynch FC. Fractured Bard Recovery, G2, and G2 Express inferior vena cava filters: incidence, clinical consequences and outcomes of removal attempts. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2012 Feb;23(2):188-94. PMID: 22173108.

Lynch, FC. Modified loop snare technique for the removal of Bard Recovery, G2, G2 Express and Eclipse inferior vena cava filters. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2012 May;23:687-90.

Huges JA, Lynch FC. Transhepatic removal of an inferior vena cava filter. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2012 Jul;23(7):983-5.

Aycock KI, Campbell RL, Manning KB, Sastry SP, Shontz SM, Lynch FC, Craven BA. A computational method for predicting inferior vena cava filter performance on a patient-specific basis. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2014 Aug;136(8).

Stavropoulos SW, Sing RF, Elmasri F, Silver MJ, Powell A, Lynch FC, Aal AK, Lansky AJ, Settlage RA, Muhs BE; DENALI Trial Investigators. The DENALI Trial: an interim analysis of a prospective, multicenter dtudy of the Denali retrievable inferior vena cava filter. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2014 Oct;25(10):1497-1505.