Dr. Flynn is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgical training at Harvard in Boston, followed by a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.
Dr. Flynn has been practicing at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1996. Today, he is the associate chief of Orthopedic Surgery, and associate trauma director for Orthopedics. Dr. Flynn's clinical focus is on spine problems in children and adolescents, fractures, hip disorders and orthopedic problems in children with cerebral palsy.
Dr. Flynn pioneered image-guided navigation at CHOP to improve the safety of spine surgery in children.
A passionate safety advocate, Dr. Flynn is chairman of the Quality Value and Safety Initiative for the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. His current research focus is on enhancing safety of pediatric orthopedics, including reducing infection, and safety in spinal surgery using image-guided navigation and sophisticated neurologic monitoring.
He is one of a small group of surgeons in the country with a focus on spinal disorders in very young children. He is a member of several international multi-center research networks, including the Harms Study Group, the Growing Spine Study Group and the Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity Study Group.
Dr. Flynn has published more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews or textbook chapters, and has written or edited seven books.
He is an editor of the seminal textbook of pediatric orthopedics (Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics), pediatric fracture care (Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children), and pediatric orthopedic surgical techniques (Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery). He is also editor of the primary book used for board review and maintenance of certification in orthopedics (AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10).
Dr. Flynn lectures nationally and internationally on pediatrics fractures and spine disorders and safety in pediatric orthopedics. He runs the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, is chair of the Research Grants Committee for the Scoliosis Research Society and is vice president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.« Back to Previous Page