Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
920 Madison, #948
Memphis, TN 38163
Dr. Donna Lynch-Smith joined the UTHSC College of Nursing in September 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies Department. Her clinical practice is as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the Chest Pain Center at Methodist University.
Dr. Lynch-Smith has extensive experience in Pulmonary/Critical Care and Nursing Administration. As a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, she implemented the medical response team at Methodist University Hospital and ICU Redesign at Methodist Healthcare in the adult medical-surgical intensive care units. Her clinical experience, academic and research interests are in dyspnea and patient-ventilator synchrony.
A native of Maryland, she received her Diploma in Nursing from MacQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing (1976), a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis (1989), a Master of Science degree in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist - 1995) and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - 2009) from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Lynch-Smith is a Board Certified Nurse Executive and a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Lynch-Smith is an active member of two Institutional Review Boards, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.