Department of Medicine
John Flynn is the chief physician of the University of Chicago Medicine and its health system and dean for clinical affairs of the Biological Sciences Division, serving as head of the faculty practice plan and president of UChicago Medicine’s expanding care network. In this role, he provides leadership of all physician practices, both on campus and in the community. He will continue to extend physician practices in the Chicago area, expand and strengthen relationships with referring physicians, ensure that clinicians are represented in administrative functions, and facilitate engagement of the faculty practice into other aspects of the institution’s mission.
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. He is the co-author of Seidel’s Guide to the Physical Examination and is co-editor of the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Cutaneous Medicine: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease.
Flynn received his medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed his residency and a rheumatology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He later earned an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a master of medical education from the University of Cincinnati. Most recently, he served as vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, associate dean, and executive director of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Clinical Practice Association.