Meet the Team

Joseph R. Lynch
Joseph R. LynchMD

Dr. Lynch is a graduate of Harvard University and native to the Pacific Northwest. He completed medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University graduating first in his class in 2002.  He then completed residency training in orthopedic surgery as well as fellowship training in shoulder & elbow surgery at the University of Washington.  In addition to being a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic shoulder and elbow specialist, Dr. Lynch also maintains a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  As a former Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Division of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery for the United States Navy, he brings a wealth of expertise, experience, and knowledge to Idaho and the Treasure Valley area.

Michael Nieraeth
Michael NieraethP.A.-C

Mike was raised in Bonanza, Oregon.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Oregon Institute of Technology, where he was part of the men’s basketball team.  He graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 obtaining his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies.  Mike is board certified and has spent his career in orthopedic surgery.  In his free time he enjoys sports, training for triathlons, traveling, and spending time with his family.

April Reed
April ReedRN, BSN

April is an experienced Registered Nurse who has worked in orthopedics, trauma, and general surgery.  April was born and raised in West Virginia and graduated in 1995 with high honors from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She moved to Boise with her Idaho-native husband in 1998 and they enjoy spending time hiking, skiing, and biking with their two sons.  After 20 years in the hospital setting, April joined the Shoulder Clinic of Idaho in 2016.  She enjoys interacting with patients and their family members and ensuring they have the information and resources needed to meet their goals.