Lynn Flint, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 23529
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    Yale UniversityB.A.1998Psychology
    New York University School of MedicineMD2004
    Brigham and Women's HospitalResidency2007Internal Medicine
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare SystemFellowship2008Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Lynn Flint is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. She is a board-certified internist and hospice and palliative medicine physician and a medical educator.

    Clinical Work
    Dr. Flint is an attending physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She provides outpatient palliative care consultation and nursing home care for older adults with complex chronic illness and functional and cognitive impairment. She serves as the medical director for the SFVA outpatient palliative care clinic.

    Education Work
    Dr. Flint is the founding director of the UCSF Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care ("Geripal") Fellowship program, the first of its kind on the west coast. This innovative fellowship trains physicians to become leaders in the care of older adults with serious illness through clinical care, research, education, quality improvement and program development. Dr. Flint is a co-creator of the UCSF Fellows Leadership Cohort, a successful program introducing medical sub-specialty fellows to foundational leadership concepts. She is also a co-leader of a unique, longitudinal leadership development program for all the Geripal fellows in the country. She was inducted into the Debra T. Hallas Academy of Medical Educators in 2021.

    Dr. Flint graduated from Yale University in 1998 with a B.A. in Psychology. She graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2004, and she completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2007. She completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System in 2007. After joining the Division of Geriatrics, Dr. Flint sought additional training in medical education. She was selected to participate in the Teaching Scholars Program, which she completed in 2016. She completed the Association of American Medical College's Leadership and Development program in 2018. Dr. Flint also completed training to become a Vitaltalk Faciliator in 2019. Vitaltalk is a nationally-recognized course in serious illness communication. She continues to seek training in medical education leadership and is currently participating the in the Teach for UCSF Certificate in Teaching for Inclusion and Equity.

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    1. Make the Call: Engaging Family as a Critical Intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 02; 38(2):523-524. Rohlfing AB, Kelly AE, Flint LA. PMID: 36376624; PMCID: PMC9905348.
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    2. Assessing Technical Feasibility and Acceptability of Telehealth Palliative Care in Nursing Homes. Palliat Med Rep. 2022; 3(1):181-185. Stephens CE, Allison TA, Flint LA, David D, Wertz V, Halifax E, Barrientos P, Ritchie CS. PMID: 36059909; PMCID: PMC9438441.
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    3. "Captive by the Uncertainty"-Experiences with Anticipatory Guidance for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers at a Specialty Dementia Clinic. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 86(2):787-800. Shafir A, Ritchie CS, Garrett SB, Bernstein Sideman A, Naasan G, Merrilees J, Widera E, Flint L, Harrison KL. PMID: 35124641; PMCID: PMC9717709.
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    4. A single center evaluation of applicant experiences in virtual interviews across eight internal medicine subspecialty fellowship programs. Med Educ Online. 2021 Dec; 26(1):1946237. Huppert LA, Hsu G, Elnachef N, Flint L, Frank JA, Gensler LS, Hsiao EC, Khanna RR, Qasim A, Schwartz BS, Widera E, Zapata C, Babik JM. PMID: 34187346; PMCID: PMC8253192.
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    5. The New Normal: Key Considerations for Effective Serious Illness Communication Over Video or Telephone During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Ann Intern Med. 2020 09 15; 173(6):486-488. Flint L, Kotwal A. PMID: 32422084; PMCID: PMC7236893.
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    6. Rehabbed to Death: Breaking the Cycle. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 11; 67(11):2398-2401. Flint LA, David D, Lynn J, Smith AK. PMID: 31461166.
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    7. Rehabbed to Death. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jan 31; 380(5):408-409. Flint LA, David DJ, Smith AK. PMID: 30699322.
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    8. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20. Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. PMID: 24214838; PMCID: PMC3864762.
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    9. Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1573-9. Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. PMID: 23026981; PMCID: PMC3732164.
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