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John Andrew Flynn, M.B.A., M.D., M.Ed.

Vice President, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
Professor of Medicine

Male

Appointment Phone

443-997-1552

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

  • Vice President, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
  • Associate Dean and Executive Director, Clinical Practice Association
  • Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium
  • Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP), Accountable Care Organization
  • Medical Director, Spondyloarthritis Program
  • Medical Director, Epic Implementation at Johns Hopkins
  • Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Primary Care Consortium (PCC) for the Advancement of Primary Care
  • Founder, Ambulatory Management Program
  • Director of Clinical Practice Improvement, Clinical Practice Association, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Clinical Systems Advisory Committee
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1552

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center 1B.1
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Expertise

Internal Medicine, Psoriasis, Rheumatology , Spondyloarthropathies

Research Interests

Care of patients with spondyloarthritis; ambulatory education; delivery of primary care in an academic setting; Arthritis

Biography

Dr. Flynn completed his undergraduate work at Boston College, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics. Dr. Flynn received his MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology.  Dr. Flynn also completed his MBA at The Johns Hopkins University and his MEd at the University of Cincinnati.  He is Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. 

He is a member of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS). The mission of this international group of experts in the field of spondyloarthritis to support and promote the study of Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis, Increasing awareness and early diagnosis of the disease, the development and validation of assessment tools, and the evaluation of treatment modalities in order to promote clinical research with the ultimate goal to improve outcome of the disease.

He is also a member of the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network’ (SPARTAN).  This a network of health care professionals in North America who are dedicated to research, awareness and treatment of spondyloarthritis.

His research focuses on Innovations in ambulatory medical education, electronic medical records and the advancement of care for patients with spondyloarthritis. Dr. Flynn is the editor and co-author of Cutaneous Medicine:  Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease, the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine / MD (1986)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1989)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Rheumatology (1990)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1989)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (1992, 2015)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Psoriatic arthritis, Spondyloarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Zeidler RB, Flynn JA, Arnold JC, Conley NS. Subpopulation of alveolar macrophages inhibits superoxide anion production by macrophages. Inflam. 1987;11(3):371-379.
    2. Esolen LM, Fasano MB, Flynn JA, Burton A, Lederman HM. Brief Report: pneumocystis carinii osteomyelitis in a patient with common variable immunodeficiency. NEJM. 1992;326(15):999-1001.
    3. Flynn JA, Hellmann DB. Methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis: when nsaids fail. Cleveland Clin J of Med. 1995;62(6):351-359.
    4. Flynn JA, Wigley FM. Musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases common to the elderly. Clinical Aspects of Aging, 4th Edition, 1995;308-325.
    5. Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. New ways to teach general internal medicine: the role of ambulatory subspecialty rotations. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1996;108:259-267.
    6. Flynn JA, Hellmann DB. Giant cell arteritis and cerebral vasculitis. Current Therapy in Neurological Diseases, 5th Edition, 1997;214-220.
    7. Silverman IE, Flynn JA. Ivory Vertebra. NEJM. 1998;338(2):100.
    8. Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. The clinical presentation and natural history of Takayasus arteritis and other inflammatory arteritides. Vascular Intervention: A Clinical Approach, 1998;249-256.
    9. Flynn JA, Rompalo AM. Selected spirochetal infections: syphilis and lyme disease. Principles in Ambulatory Medicine, 5th Edition, 1999;372-385.
    10. Ling S, Flynn JA, Wigley FM. Musculoskeletal diseases in care of the elderly. Clinical Aspects of Aging, 5th Edition, 1999;367-390.
    11. Hellmann DB, Flynn JA. Development and evaluation of a coordinated, ambulatory rheumatology experience for internal medicine residents. Arthritis Care and Res. 1999;12(5):325-330.
    12. Danoff S, Grasso M, Terry P, Flynn JA. Pleuropulmonary disease due to Pergolide use for restless leg syndrome. Chest. 2001;120(1):313-316.
    13. 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, Hernandez-Rodriguez 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 & Rheumatism. 2002;46(5):1309-1318.
    14. 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.
    15. Flynn JA, Auwaerter PG. Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses. Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, Sixth Edition, 2003;498-507.
    16. 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. Arthr Care & Res, 2005;53(4):621-624.
    17. 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.
    18. Flynn JA, Latif O. Clinical images in medicine: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine, 2006;6(1):494.
    19. Nguyen J, Marinopoulos SS, Ashar BH, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving: More than meets the eye. NEJM, 2006;355(10):1048-1052.
    20. Flynn JA, Arnett FC. Ankylosing spondylitis. Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, Seventh Edition, 2006, 1280-1290.
    21. Auwaerter PG, Flynn JA. Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses. Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, 2006, 560-570.
    22. Flynn JA. Rheumatology and musculoskeletal conditions. Oxford American Handbook Of Clinical Medicine, 2007;362.379.
    23. Flynn JA (ed.), Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007.
    24. Martin DR, Schlott DW, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving: No respecter of age. NEJM, 2007;357(18):58-61.
    25. van der Heijde D, Schiff M, Sieper J, Flynn JA, (ATLAS Study Group). Adalimumab treatment maintains efficacy and safety in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS): 2-Year results from ATLAS. Presentation at European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), Barcelona, Spain, June 2007.
    26. Cauli A, Gladman D, Mathieu A, Flynn JA, (GRAPPA Study Group). Patient and physician perception of disease in psoriatic arthritis (PsA): A multicentre GRAPPA and OMERACT study. Presentation at American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2007.
    27. Marinopoulos SS, Coylewright M, Auwaerter PG, Flynn JA. Clinical problem-solving. More than meets the ear. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 1;362(13):1228-33. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcps0808968. No abstract available. PMID: 20357286
    28. 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; GRAPPA 3PPsA Study Group. Patient global assessment in psoriatic arthritis: a multicenter GRAPPA and OMERACT study. J Rheumatol. 2011 May;38(5):898-903. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100857. Epub 2011 Feb 15. PMID: 21324965
    29. 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. doi: 10.1007/s11420-010-9184-x. Epub 2011 Jan 14. PMID: 22754421
    30. 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. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-201341. Epub 2012 Jul 13. PMID: 22798567
    31. 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. doi: 10.1007/s11606-012-2246-7. Epub 2012 Dec 6. PMID: 23225219
    32. 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. 2013 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23345598
    33. 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. 2013 Dec 2. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203946. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24297375
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +

    Courses and Syllabi

    Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology
    The Francis Scott Key Medical Center
    1991 - 1992

    Acute Rheumatic Fever
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1996 - 1996

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1995 - 1995

    Weight Loss in an Elderly Man
    Saturday Medicine Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1997 - 1997

    Felty’s Syndrome
    Saturday Medicine Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1998 - 1998

    Takayasu’s Arteritis
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1998 - 1998

    Fever of Unknown Origin
    Saturday Medicine Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1999 - 1999

    Lupus Profundus
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1999 - 1999

    Psoriatic Arthritis
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2000 - 2000

    A Case From the Clinic
    Medicine Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    2000 - 2000

    The Diagnostic Approach to the Patient With Arthritis
    Emergency Department Grand Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2000 - 2000

    Remitting Sero-Negative Symmetrical Synovitis With Pitting Edema (RS3PE Syndrome)
    Saturday Medicine Rounds
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2001 - 2001

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    1995 - 1995

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    1996 - 1996

    Association Between Fibromyalgia and Neurally Mediated Hypotension
    Fibromyalgia III Symposium
    Arthritis Foundation Maryland Chapter
    1996 - 1996

    Adult Still’s Disease
    Medical Grand Round
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1997 - 1997

    Exploring the Generalist and Sub-Specialist Relationship
    Society of General Internal Medicine
    1998 - 1998

    Overlap Syndrome
    Medicine Grand Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    1998 - 1998

    Reactive Arthritis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Wegener’s Granulomatosis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Hemochromatosis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Churg Strauss
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Amiodarone-induced Lung Toxicity
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Cogan Syndrome
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Eosinophilic Fasciitis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Lupus Panniculitis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Failure to Thrive in the Elderly
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2009 - 2009

    Reactive Arthritis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Wegener’s Granulomatosis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Churg Strauss
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2008 - 2008

    Eosinophilic Fasciitis
    Evidence-Based Medicine Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2010 - 2010

    Hereditary Hemochromatosis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2010 - 2010

    Reactive Arthritis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2011 - 2011

    Lymphatoid Granulomatosis
    Tumulty Rounds
    Harbor Hospital
    2012 - 2012

    ABCs of Commonly Used Laboratory Tests
    Grand Rounds
    Union Memorial
    2014 - 2014

    Giant Cell Arteritis
    Medical Grand Rounds
    York Hospital
    1997 - 1997

    Arthritis in the Elderly
    Medical Grand Rounds
    Carolina Medical College
    1997 - 1997

    The Approach to Patients with Musculoskeletal Concerns”
    School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
    1995 - 2003

    Back Pain
    Ambulatory Curriculum Lecture
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    1999 - 2007

    Videoconferences (Multi-Lecture)
    Hospital De la Tour, Geneva
    Johns Hopkins International
    2002

  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Clinician Scholar Educator Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2000
    • D. William Schlott, M.D. Professorship in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University , 2001
    • Outstanding Young Physician Award, University of Missouri Medical Alumni Organization, 2003
    • David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
    • National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education "Clinical Practice" Category, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2005
    • Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
    • Department of Medicine Chairman's Appreciation Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
    • Department of Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2010

    Memberships

    • Ankylosing Spondylitis International Working Group (ASAS)
      Member
    • Association of Chiefs in General Internal Medicine
      Member
    • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
      Member
    • Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA)
      Member
    • Society of General Internal Medicine
      Fellow
    • Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN)
      Member
    • The American Board of Internal Medicine
      Diplomate
    • The American Board of Rheumatology
      Diplomate
    • The American College of Physicians
      Member
    • The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
      Fellow
    • The American College of Rheumatology
      Fellow
    • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

    Professional Activities

    • Rheumatology Faculty Practice
    • Internal Medicine Faculty Practice
    • Executive Health Program
    • Barker Firm Attending
  • Videos & Media +

    Lectures and Presentations

    Common Rheumatologic Problems in Older Men
    Lecture , Rheumatology Lecture Series (01/01/2013)
    Good Samaritan Hospital

    Spondyloarthritis
    Lecture , Rheumatology Lecture Series (01/01/2006)
    Good Samaritan Hospital

    Lyme Disease
    Lecture , Rheumatology Lecture Series (01/01/2003)
    Good Samaritan Hospital

    Arthritis in the Elderly
    Clinician Educator Study Group , Annual Scientific Meeting (01/01/2002)
    American College of Rheumatology

    Multidisciplinary Approach to Outpatient-Based Curriculum
    Lecture , Training Directors Retreat , Scottsdale, AZ (01/01/2003)
    American College of Rheumatology

    Academic Advancement as a Clinician-Educato
    Clinician-Educator Lecture , Annual Scientific Meeting (01/01/2006)
    American College of Rheumatology

    Promoting Yourself: Developing your Educational Portfolio
    Clinician-Educator , Annual Scientific Meeting (01/01/2007)
    American College of Rheumatology

    Five Things You Should Know About Psoriatic Arthritis
    Webcast (07/03/2008)
    HealthTalk

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