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John Flynn

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentBSD Academic Admin
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    John Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, is chief physician of the University of Chicago Medicine and its health system and dean for clinical affairs, serving as head of the faculty practice plan and president of UChicago Medicine’s expanding care network.

    Prior to joining UChicago Medicine, Flynn served Johns Hopkins Medicine as vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, associate dean, and executive director of the institution’s Clinical Practice Association, establishing programs for ambulatory, perioperative and hospital-based inter-professional teams comprising physician, nurse and administrative leaders. As chief medical officer of Hopkins’ accountable care organization, Flynn helped to implement medical and quality strategy across its ACO clinics.

    At Hopkins, Flynn co-founded and co-directed the Osler Center of Clinical Excellence and the Primary Care Consortium. He served as vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. Working through Hopkins’ Clinical Practice Association, he established leadership programs for multiple hospital-based interprofessional teams of physicians, nurses and administrative leaders.

    Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Flynn held several joint appointments at Hopkins in the schools of nursing, education and public health and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. His clinical research focuses on the advancement of care for patients with spondyloarthritis, as well as innovations in ambulatory medical education and electronic medical records. Flynn is a member of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network.


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    Johns Hopkins Carey Business SchoolMBABusiness Administration
    University of Cincinnati Children's HospitalMAMedical Education
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineFellowship1991Rheumatology
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineResidency1989
    University of Missouri-ColumbiaMD1986Medicine
    Boston CollegeBS1982Mathematics
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    Osler Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University
    Chairman's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University
    Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University
    David M. Levine Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Johns Hopkins University
    National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education, Society of General Internal Medicine
    Young Alumni Award, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Clinician Scholar Educator Award, American College of Rheumatology

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    1. Tan S, Dasgupta A, Flynn JA, Ward MM. Aortic-vertebral interaction in ankylosing spondylitis: syndesmophyte development at the juxta-aortic vertebral rim. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Jul; 78(7):922-928. PMID: 30954970.
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    2. Cauli A, Gladman DD, Mathieu A, Olivieri I, Porru G, Tak PP, Sardu C, Scarpa R, Marchesoni A, Taylor WJ, Salvarani C, Kalden J, Lubrano E, Carneiro S, Piga M, Floris A, Desiati F, Flynn JA, D'Angelo S, van Kuijk AWR, Catanoso MG, Caso F, Contu P, Ujfalussy I, Helliwell PS, Mease PJ. Physician's Global Assessment in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Multicenter GRAPPA Study. J Rheumatol. 2018 08; 45(9):1256-1262. PMID: 29907666.
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    3. Pohlmeyer CW, Laskey SB, Beck SE, Xu DC, Capoferri AA, Garliss CC, May ME, Livingston A, Lichmira W, Moore RD, Leffell MS, Butler NJ, Thorne JE, Flynn JA, Siliciano RF, Blankson JN. Cross-reactive microbial peptides can modulate HIV-specific CD8+ T cell responses. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192098. PMID: 29466365.
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    4. Conway SJ, Himmelrich S, Feeser SA, Flynn JA, Kravet SJ, Bailey J, Hebert LC, Donovan SH, Kachur SG, Brown PMC, Baumgartner WA, Berkowitz SA. Strategic Review Process for an Accountable Care Organization and Emerging Accountable Care Best Practices. Popul Health Manag. 2018 10; 21(5):357-365. PMID: 29393824.
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    5. Tan S, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Zygapophyseal Joint Fusion in Ankylosing Spondylitis Assessed by Computed Tomography: Associations with Syndesmophytes and Spinal Motion. J Rheumatol. 2017 07; 44(7):1004-1010. PMID: 28507186.
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    6. Tan S, Dasgupta A, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Spatial distribution of syndesmophytes along the vertebral rim in ankylosing spondylitis: preferential involvement of the posterolateral rim. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov; 75(11):1951-1957. PMID: 26797721.
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    7. Tan S, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Quantitation of circumferential syndesmophyte height along the vertebral rim in ankylosing spondylitis using computed tomography. J Rheumatol. 2015 Mar; 42(3):472-8. PMID: 25593240.
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    8. Tan S, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Dynamics of syndesmophyte growth in AS as measured by quantitative CT: heterogeneity within and among vertebral disc spaces. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Jun; 54(6):972-80. PMID: 25394620.
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    9. Tan S, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Quantitative syndesmophyte measurement in ankylosing spondylitis using CT: longitudinal validity and sensitivity to change over 2 years. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Feb; 74(2):437-43. PMID: 24297375.
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    10. Tan S, Yao J, Flynn JA, Yao L, Ward MM. Quantitative measurement of syndesmophyte volume and height in ankylosing spondylitis using CT. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Mar; 73(3):544-50. PMID: 23345598.
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    11. Wright SM, Wolfe L, Stewart R, Flynn JA, Paisner R, Rum S, Parson G, Carrese J. Ethical concerns related to grateful patient philanthropy: the physician's perspective. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May; 28(5):645-51. PMID: 23225219.
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    12. Helliwell PS, FitzGerald O, Fransen J, Gladman DD, Kreuger GG, Callis-Duffin K, McHugh N, Mease PJ, Strand V, Waxman R, Azevedo VF, Beltran Ostos A, Carneiro S, Cauli A, Espinoza LR, Flynn JA, Hassan N, Healy P, Kerzberg EM, Lee YJ, Lubrano E, Marchesoni A, Marzo-Ortega H, Porru G, Moreta EG, Nash P, Raffayova H, Ranza R, Raychaudhuri SP, Roussou E, Scarpa R, Song YW, Soriano ER, Tak PP, Ujfalussy I, de Vlam K, Walsh JA. The development of candidate composite disease activity and responder indices for psoriatic arthritis (GRACE project). Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Jun; 72(6):986-91. PMID: 22798567.
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    13. Cauli A, Gladman DD, Mathieu A, Olivieri I, Porru G, Tak PP, Sardu C, Ujfalussy I, Scarpa R, Marchesoni A, Taylor WJ, Spadaro A, Fernàndez-Sueiro JL, Salvarani C, Kalden JR, Lubrano E, Carneiro S, Desiati F, Flynn JA, D'Angelo S, Vacca A, VAN Kuijk AW, Catanoso MG, Gruenke M, Peluso R, Parsons WJ, Ferrara N, Contu P, Helliwell PS, Mease PJ. Patient global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: a multicenter GRAPPA and OMERACT study. J Rheumatol. 2011 May; 38(5):898-903. PMID: 21324965.
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    14. Brown LE, Forfia P, Flynn JA. Aortic insufficiency in a patient with reactive arthritis: case report and review of the literature. HSS J. 2011 Jul; 7(2):187-9. PMID: 22754421.
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    15. Marinopoulos SS, Coylewright M, Auwaerter PG, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving. More than meets the ear. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 01; 362(13):1228-33. PMID: 20357286.
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    16. Martin DR, Schlott DW, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving. No respecter of age--a previously healthy 65-year-old woman went to her primary care physician in late August, seeking evaluation of a "spot" that had appeared on her right leg 3 weeks earlier. N Engl J Med. 2007 Nov 01; 357(18):1856-9. PMID: 17978295.
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    17. Nguyen JS, Marinopoulos SS, Ashar BH, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving. More than meets the eye. N Engl J Med. 2006 Sep 07; 355(10):1048-52. PMID: 16957151.
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    18. Beste LA, Ansari-Lari A, Borowitz M, Flynn JA. Lymphadenopathy, cough, and fever in a 51-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report of lymphomatoid granulomatosis. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Aug 15; 53(4):621-4. PMID: 16082637.
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    19. Desai MY, Santos RD, Dalal D, Carvalho JA, Martin DR, Flynn JA, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS. Relation of serum uric acid with metabolic risk factors in asymptomatic middle-aged Brazilian men. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 01; 95(7):865-8. PMID: 15781018.
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    20. Goldstein DS, Eisenhofer G, Flynn JA, Wand G, Pacak K. Diagnosis and localization of pheochromocytoma. Hypertension. 2004 May; 43(5):907-10. PMID: 15023935.
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    21. 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. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Jun; 17(6):420-7. PMID: 12133155.
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    22. Hoffman GS, Cid MC, Hellmann DB, Guillevin L, Stone JH, Schousboe J, Cohen P, Calabrese LH, Dickler H, Merkel PA, Fortin P, Flynn JA, Locker GA, Easley KA, Schned E, Hunder GG, Sneller MC, Tuggle C, Swanson H, Hernández-Rodríguez J, Lopez-Soto A, Bork D, Hoffman DB, Kalunian K, Klashman D, Wilke WS, Scheetz RJ, Mandell BF, Fessler BJ, Kosmorsky G, Prayson R, Luqmani RA, Nuki G, McRorie E, Sherrer Y, Baca S, Walsh B, Ferland D, Soubrier M, Choi HK, Gross W, Segal AM, Ludivico C, Puechal X. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adjuvant methotrexate treatment for giant cell arteritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2002 May; 46(5):1309-18. PMID: 12115238.
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    23. Danoff SK, Grasso ME, Terry PB, Flynn JA. Pleuropulmonary disease due to pergolide use for restless legs syndrome. Chest. 2001 Jul; 120(1):313-6. PMID: 11451859.
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    24. Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. Development and evaluation of a coordinated, ambulatory rheumatology experience for internal medicine residents. Arthritis Care Res. 1999 Oct; 12(5):325-30. PMID: 11081001.
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    25. Silverman IE, Flynn JA. Images in clinical medicine. Ivory vertebra. N Engl J Med. 1998 Jan 08; 338(2):100. PMID: 9420341.
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    26. Bou-Holaigah I, Calkins H, Flynn JA, Tunin C, Chang HC, Kan JS, Rowe PC. Provocation of hypotension and pain during upright tilt table testing in adults with fibromyalgia. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1997 May-Jun; 15(3):239-46. PMID: 9177917.
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    27. Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. New ways to teach general internal medicine--the role of ambulatory subspecialty rotations. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1997; 108:259-67; discussion 267-70. PMID: 9108682.
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    28. Flynn JA, Hellmann DB. Methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis: when NSAIDs fail. Cleve Clin J Med. 1995 Nov-Dec; 62(6):351-9. PMID: 8556805.
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    29. Burton AA, Flynn JA, Neumann TM, Wilson C, Quinn TC, Hook EW. Routine serologic screening for syphilis in hospitalized patients: high prevalence of unsuspected infection in the elderly. Sex Transm Dis. 1994 May-Jun; 21(3):133-6. PMID: 8073341.
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