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Faculty Spotlight

Our CME efforts would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of our dedicated faculty.

Faculty Spotlight would like to present Dr. John A. Flynn.

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R.
D. William Schlott, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine

Dr. Flynn completed his undergraduate work at Boston College, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Mathematics. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was recognized in 2004 with the "Outstanding Young Alumni" Award. Dr. Flynn completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Rheumatology. Dr. Flynn has also completed an M.B.A. at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Flynn is currently the Clinical Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He also serves at the Medical Director of the Spondyloarthritis Program at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Flynn also serves as the Associate Director of the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence.
Dr. Flynn is a Fellow with The American College of Rheumatology and a Diplomat of The American Board of Rheumatology, as well as a Fellow to The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Flynn holds memberships in The American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Internal Medicine journal.
Dr. Flynn's clinical interest is arthritis and his research interests include ambulatory education, the delivery of primary care in an academic setting, and the care of patients with spondyloarthritis.

When asked why he became involved originally with CME, and why he stays involved, Dr. Flynn had this to say.
" I have been attending the Philip A. Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine course since 1987. Fifty years ago, the late Dr. Philip Tumulty believed that faculty should communicate not only its expertise in Internal Medicine, but also its collegiality, warmth, and hospitality. Since 2000, I have had the privilege to work as a Co-Director of the course with Drs. D. William Schlott and Lisa A. Simonson. In this role, we have worked very hard to continue the excellence of this longest running CME course in the nation. The Topics in Clinical Medicine course remains dedicated to providing the best summaries of the advances in Internal Medicine without pharmaceutical support.
My most recent involvement with CME has been my position as Editor-In-Chief for Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Internal Medicine. I am privileged to work with my colleagues Drs. Jeanne M. Clark and Jodi B. Segal on Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Internal Medicine. This publication serves as a forum for continuing medical education dedicated to the clinical application of knowledge. To fulfill its mission, this journal seeks to improve patient care and outcomes by providing evidence-based, authoritative, up-to-date information with immediate applicability.

I enjoy interacting with my medical colleagues, physicians, and health providers who are dedicated to providing compassionate and up-to-date care to their patients. It is critical that such courses are provided to facilitate the dissemination of medical knowledge. It is an extreme privilege to be part of the Hopkins academic community where teaching is so highly valued by the institution."

On-line Publications include:

  • Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. Development and evaluation of a coordinated, ambulatory rheumatology experience for internal medicine residents. Arthritis Care and Research 1999;12(5):325-330.

  • Gress TW, Flynn JA, Rubin HR, Simonson L, Sisson S, Thompson T, Brancati FL. Effect of student involvement on patient perceptions of ambulatory care visits: a randomized controlled trial. JGIM, 2002;17:420-427.

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Dr. Flynn will be offering:

Philip A. Tumulty Topics In Clinical Medicine course, May 2-6, 2005.


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