John M. Flynn, MD

John M. Flynn, MD

John M. Flynn, MD, is Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a nationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He holds the Richard M. Armstrong Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Scoliosis in adolescents, infants and children, Fusionless techniques including VEPTR and magnetic growing rods, Non-operative scoliosis care including Schroth exercises, bracing and Mehta casting, Infant hip dysplasia (DDH), Fractures, Hip and spine disorders in children with cerebral palsy
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

John M. "Jack" Flynn, MD, is Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). A nationally recognized orthopedic leader, Dr. Flynn’s primary clinical and research focus is scoliosis care for children and teens.

Each week in his clinic, Dr. Flynn offers second opinions for families from around the region and across the country. If your child or teen has been told they need spine surgery and you would like an expert second opinion, the CHOP Orthopaedics Nurse Navigator can quickly arrange VIP access, coordinate care with other CHOP specialists (e.g., neurology or cardiology), and offer travel, lodging and insurance advice. CHOP’s state-of-the-art facilities, nationally recognized low-complication rates, special spine teams and recovery pathways, and world-class anesthesia/nursing/therapy make it one of America’s top-ranked destinations for children and teens needing spine surgery.

Since joining CHOP in 1996, Dr. Flynn has focused his clinical care and research on innovations to improve the results and safety of pediatric and adolescent spine surgery. He pioneered the use of image-guided navigation for pediatric spinal deformity correction — significantly improving the safety of implant placement. He has collaborated with CHOP experts in anesthesia, pain management and post-operative nursing and therapy to develop the famous CHOP Scoliosis Rapid Recovery Pathway (RRP). The RRP, designed to maximize pain control and mobilization while minimizing opioid use, allows most children and teens to go home to their families only two to three days after major spine deformity correction. Since publishing the results of the CHOP RRP, many other centers across the country have adopted similar care standards.

Optimum care is always about teamwork. Working recently with CHOP’s Office of Clinical Quality Improvement, Dr. Flynn led an effort to create Dedicated Spine Teams (DSTs), assuring each child who has spine surgery at CHOP is cared for by a small group of expert anesthesiologists and nurses who work together daily, perfecting each step of the procedure. Since launching DSTs in 2015, spine deformity correction surgical times have been reduced by more than one hour each, meaning children get much less anesthesia and begin their recovery sooner; a recent scientific analysis of results also shows a trend toward lower complication rates with Dedicated Spine Teams. Dr. Flynn has presented this work at many academic centers around the nation, in spine safety courses for surgeons, and at the Best Paper Session of the 2017 Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting.

CHOP spine care teamwork extends beyond the operating room. Dr. Flynn’s team includes Theresa McIntosh, MSN, CRNP, who runs Dr. Flynn’s clinical practice and brings more than 25 years of experience in pre-operative teaching and post-operative spine care. While in the Hospital, a team of orthopaedic nurse practitioners oversee the post-operative care. 

Dr. Flynn is one of a small group of surgeons in the country with a focus on spinal disorders in very young children. Dr. Flynn helped found CHOP's Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in 2004, the nation's first multidisciplinary program created to treat children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome and early onset scoliosis. He pioneered use of magnetic lengthening growing rods at CHOP, saving many young children planned repetitive surgery. 

Dr. Flynn is also a recognized leader in non-operative care for pediatric spine deformities. He helped establish CHOP’s Schroth physiotherapy scoliosis-specific exercise (PSSE) program, and led CHOP’s effort in the landmark National Institutes of Health BrAIST trial which conclusively proved the efficacy of back bracing as a treatment for scoliosis.

He is a member of several international multi-center scoliosis research networks, including the Harms Study Group, and the Growing Spine Study Group. He has been President of the Children’s Spine Study Group run by the Children's Spine Foundation.

Dr. Flynn earned his bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and his doctor of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. He completed his surgical training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program, followed by a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.

Dr. Flynn’s leadership extends beyond CHOP. He has been President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, President of the Children’s Spine Study Group, Research Committee Chair of the Scoliosis Research Society, he co-chaired the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, and is serving a 10-year team as a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Flynn has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews or textbook chapters. He is editor of three principal texts in pediatric orthopaedic surgery: Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics; Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children; and Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Flynn has served as a Visiting Professor at more than 60 academic centers nationally and internationally, speaking on improving quality, safety and value in pediatric spine deformity, optimizing care of pediatric fractures, and work-life integration and wellness for surgeons and physicians.

Dr. Flynn’s greatest passion is his family: wife Mary, and children Erin, Colleen, John and Kelly. His hobbies include outdoor sports, esp. rowing and biking, backyard farming and reading books that impart great wisdom.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency

Orthopedics - Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedics - A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Richard M. Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery

Attending Surgeon

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Improving the results and safety of pediatric and adolescent spine surgery
Early Onset Scoliosis and Thoracic Insufficiency
Preventing surgery in children with spine deformities
Optimal treatment of pediatric fractures

Publications

Papers

2018

Flynn JM, Striano BM, Muhly WT, Kraus B, Sankar WN, Mehta V, Blum M, DeZayas B, Feldman J, Keren R. A Dedicated Pediatric Spine Deformity Team Significantly Reduces Surgical Time and Cost. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Sep 19;100(18):1574-1580. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01584. Read the abstract

2017

LaGreca J, Flynn T, Cahill PJ, Samdani A, Vitale MG, El-Hawary R, Smith JT, Phillips JH, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker M, Garg S; Children's Spine Study Group. Patients without intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) alerts during VEPTR implantation did not sustain neurological injury during subsequent routine expansions: A retrospective multicenter cohort study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017;37(8):e619-e624.

Mistovich RJ, Jacobs LJ, Campbell RM, Spiegel DA, Flynn JM, Baldwin KD. Infection control in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: A systematic and critical analysis review. JBJS Rev. 2017;5(5):e3.

2016

Safdar A, Khrapko K, Flynn JM, Saleem A, De Lisio M, Johnston AP, Kratysberg Y, Samjoo IA, Kitaoka Y, Ogborn DI, Little JP, Raha S, Parise G, Akhtar M, Hettinga BP, Rowe GC, Arany Z, Prolla TA, Tarnopolsky MA. Exercise-induced mitochondrial p53 repairs mtDNA mutations in mutator mice. Skelet Muscle. 2016 Jan 31;6:7. doi: 10.1186/s13395-016-0075-9. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26834962. Read the abstract.

Tauchi R, Tsuji T, Cahill PJ, Flynn JM, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker M, El-Hawary R, Heflin JA, Imagama S, Joshi AP, Nohara A, Ramirez N, Roye DP Jr, Saito T, Sawyer JR, Smith JT, Kawakami N. Reliability analysis of Cobb angle measurements of congenital scoliosis using X-ray and 3D-CT images. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Jan;26(1):53-7. doi: 10.1007/s00590-015-1701-7. Epub 2015 Sep 16.PMID: 26377663. Read the abstract.

De Mattos CB, Ramski DE, Kushare IV, Angsanuntsukh C, Flynn JM. Radial Neck Fractures in Children and Adolescents: An Examination of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment and Outcomes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan;36(1):6-12. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000387. PMID: 25812145. Read the abstract.

2015

Park HY, Matsumoto H, Feinberg N, Roye DP, Kanj WW, Betz RR, Cahill PJ, Glotzbecker MP, Luhmann SJ, Garg S, Sawyer JR, Smith JT, Flynn JM, Vitale MG. The Classification for Early-onset Scoliosis (C-EOS) Correlates With the Speed of Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) Proximal Anchor Failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Nov 13.

Fabricant PD, Seeley MA, Anari JB, Ganley TJ, Flynn JM, Baldwin KD. Medial Epicondyle Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Shifting Care from General Hospitals to Children's Hospitals? J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;167(5):1116-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.017. Epub 2015 Sep 1. PMID: 26340870. Read the abstract.

Glotzbecker MP1, Wang K, Waters PM, McCarthy J, Flynn JM, Vitale MG; POSNA committee on the Quality, Safety, Value Initiative (QSVI). Quality, Safety, and Value in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

Goodbody CM1, Sankar WN, Flynn JM. Presentation of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Bigger the Kid, the Bigger the Curve. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract.

Goodbody CM, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN. Titanium Elastic Nailing for Pediatric Tibia Fractures: Do Older, Heavier Kids Do Worse? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract.

Books

2015

Flynn JM, Sankar WN eds: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatrics. Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Flynn JM, Skaggs, DL, Waters PM.  Rockwood and Wilkin’s Fractures in Children: 8th Edition. Wolters Kluwer 2015.

2014

Weinstein, SL, Flynn JM. Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, 2014.

2010

Flynn J. Operative techniques in orthopaedic surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

Flynn J, editor. Orthopaedic knowledge update 10. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2010.

Weisel S, et al. Operative techniques in orthopaedic surgery. Flynn J, pediatric section editor. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

Beaty J, Kasser J, Flynn J, Skaggs D, Waters P, editors. Rockwood and Wilkins' fractures in children. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams Wilkins; 2010.

2008

Fischgrund, et al. Orthopaedic knowledge update 9. Flynn J, pediatric section editor. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2008.

2006

Skaggs D, Flynn J.  Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

2004

Price C, Flynn J, Water P, Noonan K. Complications of upper extremity fractures in children. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2004.

Chapters

2015

Potty AGR, Flynn JM.  Rib to Pelvis Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Insertion to Manage Neuromuscular Scoliosis (Chapter 96). In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.).  Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Goodbody CM, Flynn JM.  Growing Rod Instrumentation for Early-Onset Scoliosis (Chapter 93). In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.).  Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Sankar WN, Flynn JM.  Posterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine (Chapter 84).  In:  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.).  Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Epps HR, Garner MR, Flynn JM.  Closed Reduction and Spica Casting of Femur Fractures (Chapter 23). In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.).  Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Epps HR, Garner MR, Flynn JM. Closed Reduction and Spica Casting of Femur Fractures (Chapter 23). In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Goodbody CM, Flynn JM. Open Reduction of Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus (Chapter 7). In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery  Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Flynn J, Kocher MS.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Preface and Introduction. In: J. Pediatr Orthop Jul-Aug:35  2015.

Beck NA, Flynn JM. Pediatric Elbow Fractures: Supracondylar Fractures, Lateral Condyle  Fractures, Transphyseal Fractures. In: Orthopedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon. DJ Hak, KR Ipaktchi and SJ Morgan, SLACK 2013.

2011

Flynn JM, Ughwanogho, E, Cameron, DB. The growing spine and sports. In: Akbarnia BA, Yazici M, Thompson GH, editors. The growing spine: Management of spinal disorders, 1st ed. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2011.

2009

Goebel J, Flynn JM. What is the best treatment for femoral fractures? In: Wright JG, editor. Evidence-based orthopedics: The best answers to clinical questions. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. p. 195-200.

2008

Auerbach JD, Flynn JM. Posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. In: Sheth NP, Lonner JH, editors. Gowned and gloved orthopaedics: Introduction to common procedures. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2008. p. 384-96.

Flynn JM. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

Sankar W, Flynn J. Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric femur fractures. In: Tolo V, Skaggs D, editors. Masters techniques in orthopaedic surgery: Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

Campbell RM, Smith, JT, Flynn, JM. Treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome associated with exotic scoliosis with VEPTR expansion thoracoplasty. In: Kim DH, Huhn SL, Betz RR, Newton PO, editors. Surgery of the pediatric spine. New York: Thieme; 2008.

2007

Bautista S, Flynn J. Prevention of injury. In: Staheli L, Song K, editors. Pediatric orthopaedic secrets, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2007.

2006

Dormans J, Flynn J. Pathologic fractures associated with tumors and unique conditions of the musculoskeletal system. In: Beaty J, Kasser J, editors. Rockwood and Wilkins' fractures in children, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Price C, Flynn J. Management of fractures. In: Morrissy R, Weinstein S, editors. Lovell and Winter's pediatric orthopaedics, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J. Pediatric femur fractures. In: Orthopaedic knowledge update: Pediatrics 3. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Kasser J. Staying out of trouble with growth and development. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Aronsson D. The pediatric orthopaedic physical exam. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Wenger D. Dealing with families. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Thompson G. Staying out of trouble while caring for the injured child. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Stanley E. Trauma about the elbow I: Overview, supracondylar and transphyseal fractures. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Beaty J. Trauma about the elbow II: Other fractures. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Waters P. Staying out of trouble while treating hand, wrist and forearm injury. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Price C. Trauma about the pelvis, hip and femur. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Letts R. Trauma about the knee, tibia and foot. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Sponseller P, Seri, I. Issues of the newborn. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Loder R. Staying out of trouble with a limping child. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Stanitski C. Staying out of trouble while caring for the pediatric athlete. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Goldberg M. Staying out of trouble with syndromes. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Miller F. Staying out of trouble with cerebral palsy. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Sarwark J. Other neuromuscular conditions and spina bifida. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Morrissy R. Staying out of trouble with orthopaedic infections. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Dormans J. Staying out of trouble with tumors. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Emans J, Lenke L, Campbell R. Spine I: Staying out of trouble with scoliosis in children. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Betz R, Drummond D. Spine II: Staying out of trouble with kyphosis, spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis and back pain. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Benson M. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Flynn J, Skaggs D, Herring J, Crawford A. Staying out of trouble with the hip: Legg-Calve-Perthes, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and transient synovitis vs. septic arthritis. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Stevens P, Staheli, L. Knees bow out, feet turn in, who cares? In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Grill F, Moseley C. Leg length inequality. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Skaggs D, Flynn J, Mosca V, Noonan K. Foot problems in children. In: Skaggs DL, Flynn JM, editors. Staying out of trouble in pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Price C. Flynn J. Management of fractures. In: Morrissy R, Weinstein S, editors. Lovell and Winter’s pediatric orthopaedics, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Dormans J, Flynn J. Pathologic fractures associated with tumors and unique conditions of the musculoskeletal system. In: Beaty J, Kasser J, editors. Rockwood and Wilkins’ fractures in children, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

2005

Flynn J. Bone, joint, and muscle injuries. In: Pediatric first aid for caregivers and teachers. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2005.

Bell D, Minarcik-Hwang J, Ludwig S, Flynn JM. Orthopaedics. In: Frank G, Shah SS, Catalozzi MC, Zaoutis LB, editors. The Philadelphia guide: Inpatient pediatrics. Malden: Blackwell Publishing; 2005. p. 320-30.

Ganley T, Flynn J. Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. In: Micheli L, Kocher M, editors. The pediatric and adolescent knee. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2005. p. 273-75.

Altman D, Gallo R, Flynn J, Erulkar J, Yue J. Spinal injury: Special considerations. In: Orthopaedic knowledge update: Trauma 3. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2005. p. 349-61.

Flynn J, Cornwall R. Pediatric elbow. In: Orthopaedic knowledge update 8. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2005.

2004

Flynn J. Proximal humerus fracture with loss of reduction. In: Price C, Flynn J, Water P, Noonan K, editors. Complications of upper extremity fractures in children. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2004.

Flynn J. Supracondylar humerus fracture with neurovascular compromise. In: Price C, Flynn J, Water P, Noonan K, editors. Complications of upper extremity fractures in children. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2004.

Flynn J. Supracondylar humerus fracture with potential or established malunion. In: Price C, Flynn J, Water P, Noonan K, editors. Complications of upper extremity fractures in children. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2004.

2003

Flynn J. Anterior knee pain. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Osgood-Schlatter disease. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Sinding-Larson-Johansson syndrome. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Patellar malalignment syndrome. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Osteochondritis dissecans of the ankle. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2003.

Flynn J. Osteochondrosis: Sever’s disease, Kohler’s disease and Panner’s disease. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Tarsal coalition. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Septic arthritis. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Transient synovitis. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Hemophilic arthropathy. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Congenital conditions: Clubfoot/metatarsus adductus. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Congenital radial/ulna synostosis. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Radial club hand. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Ulnar club hand. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Syndactyly. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Polydactyly. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn, J. Tibial bowing. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Coxa vara. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Genu valgum. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Genu varum. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Kirner deformity. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

Flynn J. Meyer’s dysplasia. In: Johnson TR, Steinbach LS, editors. Essentials of musculoskeletal imaging. Rosemont, PA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003.

2002

Flynn J. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. In: Schwartz W, editor. 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2002. p. 314-15. 

2000

Flynn J. Painful right leg in a 9-month-old boy. In: Burg F, Vaughan V, Nelson K, editors. Pediatrics: A problem-based review. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders; 2000.

Dormans J, Flynn J. Pathologic fractures associated with tumors and unique conditions of the musculoskeletal system. In: Beaty J, Kasser J, editors. Rockwood and Wilkins’ fractures in children. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven; 2001. p. 139-240.

Flynn J, Dormans J. Fractures of the pediatric spine and pelvis. In: Fitzgerald RH, Kaufer H, Malkani AL, editors. Orthopaedics. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000. p. 506-12.  

Posters and Presentations

2015

Lehman RA, Shufflebarger HL, Marks MC, Flynn JM, Lenke LG, Shah SA, Upasani V, Newton, PO. Three-Year Dashboard Reporting and Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs) Significantly Improved Blood Loss and Operative Time in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Presented at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN; 2015 Oct 2.

Broom A, Andras L, Barrett K, Georgiadis A, Flynn J, Skaggs D.  “Preventing DJK by Applying the Stable Sagittal Vertebra Concept to Selective Thoracic Fusion in AIS”. Presented at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN; 2015 Oct 1.

Awards and Honors

2006, Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper, Scoliosis Research Society 41st Annual Meeting



2005-present, Best Doctors in America



2005, Jesse T. Nicholson Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedics 



2004, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching



2004, AAOS Leadership Fellows Program



2003, American Registry of Outstanding Professionals



2002, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (Marquis 4th ed.)



2002, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Traveling Fellowship—Europe 2002



2001, American Registry of Outstanding Professionals



2001, Best Doctors for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine



1989, Harold Sankey Award for best student in Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedics

1988, Alpha Omega Alpha

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2012-present, Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Deformity
2004-present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
1998-present, Consultant/Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
1998-present, Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal

Academic Committees

2010-present, Conflict of Interest Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2005-present, Claims Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2000-present, Residency Selection Committee, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
1996-present, Trauma Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia