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Lynn Flint, MD

Title(s)Associate 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 an Associate 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 inpatient palliative care consultation and nursing home care for older adults with complex chronic illness and functional and cognitive impairment.

    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.

    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. Flint LA, David D, Lynn J, Smith AK. Rehabbed to Death: Breaking the Cycle. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 11; 67(11):2398-2401. PMID: 31461166.
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    2. Flint LA, David DJ, Smith AK. Rehabbed to Death. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jan 31; 380(5):408-409. PMID: 30699322.
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    3. Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20. PMID: 24214838.
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    4. Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. 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. PMID: 23026981.
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