Dr. Flynn received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry summa cum laude from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. His MD was awarded by the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Minnesota. For seven years he was on staff in the Hematology-Oncology section at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and a member of the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty. Beginning in 1987 he was in private practice as a partner in Minnesota Oncology with a clinical practice based in Minneapolis. He retired at the end of 2015. Dr. Flynn served as the president of Minnesota Oncology for 12 years, from 2001 to 2013, and served as chair of the National Policy Board of The US Oncology Network from 2013 to 2015. He also has been active in the Minnesota Medical Association.