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Brigid C. Flynn, M.D.

Brigid Flynn portrait
Associate Professor, KUMC, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Chief, Division of Critical Care Anesthesiology, Chief, Division of Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

bflynn@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Brigid Flynn is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at The University of Kansas Medical Center. She is Chief of the Division of Critical Care, Co-Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for The University of Kansas Medical Center and Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit Anesthesiology Resident rotation.

Dr. Flynn received her medical degree from The University of Kansas Medical School followed by residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She then completed her Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She worked as anesthesiologist and intensivist at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 2007-2011. She was also Residency Didactic Program Director and Faculty for the Human Emulation, Education and Evaluation Lab for Patient Safety and Professional Study (HELPS), Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center. From 2011-2014, she worked at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as the Associate Director for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She also served as the Assistant Program Director of the Core Residency Program.

In 2014, she returned to her roots at the University of Kansas Medical Center as an anesthesiologist and intensivist. She serves on numerous hospital committees including Critical Care Committee, Physician Practice Council and the COVID19 Surge Planning Committee. She is co-founder and Faculty for the institution-wide educational series, Critical Care Grand Rounds. Additionally, she is the recipient of three Ruth Bohan Awards to bring national speakers to The University of Kansas Medical Center. She has also been awarded a grant from the American Medical Educators (AME) for a project utilizing self-simulation in hemodynamic education. Within the Department of Anesthesiology, she is Chair of the Anesthesiology Research Committee and also serves on several other committees.

Nationally, Dr. Flynn is involved in several societies and was elected in a national election to the Board of Directors of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology. She reviews abstracts for several national meetings including the International Anesthesia Research Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Scholastically, she is Chief Editor of a textbook titled, “What Do I Do Now: Cardiothoracic Critical Care” edition. Lastly, she frequently participates as a lecturer at The University of Kansas Medical Center, as well as national and international conferences and institutions.

Education and Training
  • BA, Pre-medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • MD, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Anesthesiology , University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Other, Anesthesiology , University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Critical Care, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Anesthesiology Certification, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Certification, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Critical Care Subcommittee, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists , Member, 2017 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2014 - Present
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, NYSSA Committee, Member, 2010 - 2010
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Poster Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2009

Research

Overview

Dr. Brigid Flynn has published approximately 50 manuscripts, several chapters and has presented numerous abstracts at national and international conferences. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

She was awarded a research grant from the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) for an investigation concerning correlation of heat-induced biomarkers and clinical correlation in cardiovascular disease for a project titled, "Effects of passive heat therapy on oxygen consumption and cardiovascular fitness (CV PHIT)".

She is founder of the The University of Kansas Medical Center research group, Critical Care Anesthesiology Research Enhancing for ICU (CARE-ICU). She is involved in numerous areas of research is currently acting as primary investigator on several studies including Recombinant Factor VIIa for cardiac surgical bleeding, Pulmonary artery pressure index for prediction of acute renal failure and right ventricular failure, Sexual harassment in medicine and Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring device validation in heart failure patients. She enjoys mentoring students, residents and collaborating with colleagues from several institutions in all areas of research and manuscript preparation.