Dr. Stuart Flynn has been named dean of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University.
Flynn, who has been interim dean of the Phoenix expansion of the medical school since last May, accepted the appointment from Dr. William M. Crist, vice president of health affairs for the UA. The appointment was effective Monday.
Prior to serving as interim dean, Flynn was the associate dean for academics at the College of Medicine – Phoenix since June 2006.
"Dr. Flynn has done a superior job in taking the reins of the important expansion of the College of Medicine," said Crist. "He is the right person to continue leading this campus and I have every confidence that the Phoenix campus will continue to grow, succeed and serve the state of Arizona under his leadership."
Flynn was instrumental in developing and implementing the curriculum, working closely with counterparts from Arizona State University. Flynn also provided key leadership in the formative stages of the Phoenix expansion. He teaches anatomic and clinical pathology and the translational interface between basic sciences and clinical medicine.
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to guide this emerging campus into a premier educational and research center," Flynn said. "The College of Medicine – Phoenix is at the hub of an exciting development as part of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. We have the perfect milieu to train the next generation of physicians in an exceptional fashion while simultaneously advancing our research mission to improve health care. And we will do this with our counterparts in Tucson, as well as our excellent partners in Maricopa County."
Flynn received his medical degree and residency training at the University of Michigan before completing postdoctoral work in oncologic pathology at Stanford University. He came to the College of Medicine – Phoenix from the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of pathology and surgery, as well as an accomplished researcher and academic leader for 20 years. He received Yale's Teacher of the Year Award in 2004 and "America's Top Physician's Award" from the Consumers' Research Council of America in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Flynn has authored more than 100 articles, books and monographs and has received numerous honors and teaching awards. He is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step I Test Material Development Committee.
Flynn's research has included studies of cancers, including lymphomas and leukemias, endocrine disease, as well as immunodeficiencies, such as AIDS.