Johns Hopkins Medicine
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May 4, 2005
HOPKINS INTERNIST JOHN A. FLYNN, M.D., M.B.A., NEW JOURNAL EDITOR
A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine associate professor, John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed editor in chief of the primary care journal Advanced Studies in Medicine. The peer-reviewed journal, established in 2002 by Hopkins’ School of Medicine, focuses on evidence-based clinical reviews that can be directly applied to physicians’ practices. Flynn has served on the journal’s editorial board since its founding.
“Typical primary care physicians have an urgent need for the latest information that will change the way they treat their patients today,” says Flynn, clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Hopkins. “Much of the medical information published today is very interesting from a scientific standpoint but is not immediately applicable to the clinical practices of physicians.
“This journal is designed to distill the practical information from the theoretical,” adds Flynn. In addition to his role at Advanced Studies in Medicine, Flynn has served on the editorial board or acted as a reviewer for other peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, Arthritis Care and Research and Medical Care.
Flynn maintains a joint appointment in rheumatology, where he is director of the spondyloarthritis program, as well as a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also a faculty member in the School of Nursing. In 2001, Flynn was named the D. William Schlott Professor of Medicine. Recently, the Society of General Internal Medicine named him a recipient of the 2005 National Awards for Scholarship in Medical Education. He has authored nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and book chapters, and edited seven books.
Flynn first came to Hopkins in 1986 as a medical intern. He completed his residency training and research fellowship here and joined the faculty in 1990. Flynn is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, where he was recognized in 2003 with the Outstanding Young Physician Award.
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