John A. Flynn

John A. Flynn, MD

  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • Health Policy and Management (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Center for Global Health

Contact Information

F:  410-614-1195


MD, University of Missouri, Columbia
MBA, Johns Hopkins University
MEd, University of Cincinnati Children's


Dr. Flynn is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He also holds joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and serves as a Faculty Associate in the School of Nursing. Dr. Flynn also holds the “D. William Schlott, M.D. Professorship” in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of The Spondyloarthropathy Program and as Co-Director of The Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Flynn is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He 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. He holds memberships in The American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine, and the Society of General Internal Medicine. 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. Dr. Flynn’s current editorial activities include the Hopkins’ publications Arthritis White Papers and Health After Fifty, Medical Care published by the American Public Health Association, and the Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Internal Medicine journal. He served as Editor for the recently published Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and is currently editing Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.

Honors and honors

2000 Clinician Scholar Educator Award, American College of Rheumatology 2001 D. William Schlott, M.D. Professorship in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 2003 Outstanding Young Physician Award, University of Missouri Medical Alumni Organization 2005 National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education "Clinical Practice" Category, Society of General Internal Medicine 2005 David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins University 2006 Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • General Internal Medicine Rheumatology ankylosing spondylitis Osler Center for Clinical Excellence Spondyloarthroarthritis Program medical education


  • Yehia B, Flynn JA, Sisson SD. Crystal Clear. American Journal of Medicine, 2008;121(6):488-90

  • Martin DR, Schlott DW, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving: No respecter of age. NEJM, 2007;357(18):58-61.

  • Nguyen J, Marinopoulos SS, Ashar BH, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving: More than meets the eye. NEJM, 2006;355(10):1048-1052.

  • Flynn JA, Latif O. Clinical images in medicine: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine, 2006;6(1):494.

  • 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 of Card. 2005;95(7):865-868.