Meet the Medical Directors

Jim Pappas, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic surgery, medical director swift orthopedic urgent clinic, reno, sparks, Nevada

Jim Pappas, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jim Pappas serves as Medical Director for Swift Urgent Clinic. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. If there’s one doctor you could call “Nevada’s doctor,” chances are Dr. Pappas' name would be at the top of that list. He served as team physician for the University of Nevada for ten years. More importantly, the Reno native has served his fellow Nevadans both in his hometown as well as in outlying cities like Elko, Battle Mountain and Winnemucca since 1993.

James Lynch, neurosurgeon, spine surgeon, spine surgery, reno, sparks, Nevada

James Lynch, MD
Spine Surgeon

Dr. James Lynch is a board-certified spinal neurosurgeon with 25 years of experience, who specializes in complex spine surgery, cervical disorders, degenerative spine, spinal deformities, trauma, tumor infection and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is also proficient in endoscopic spine surgery techniques. Dr. Lynch has been performing minimally invasive spine surgery techniques since 2002. He was the first neurosurgeon in Reno to perform MIS TLIF and MAS PLIF procedures as well as the first to perform both cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements. Dr. Lynch performs over 500 spine surgeries per year in both hospital and outpatient center settings.

He earned his medical degree from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, followed by a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Lynch went on to complete a spine fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square, London, UK, followed by a spine fellowship at Mayo Clinic and an additional spine fellowship under Volker Sonntag, MD, at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Lynch has been named as a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Lynch is the founder of SpineNevada and serves as Chairman / CEO. SpineNevada is a division of IXE Healthcare Group.