Dr. John Flanigan received an M.D. from the University of Maryland and trained in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Metrohealth/Case Western Reserve. After a decade of clinical practice and administration in a rural hospital, he was able to spend four years traveling internationally developing an interest in resource appropriate healthcare delivery. His experience includes fourteen years practicing emergency medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine promoting the integration of emergency care, inpatient acute care, and outpatient chronic disease management for an urban population.
Dr. Flanigan joined the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health in 2012. His interests include cervical cancer vaccination and screening, improving cancer diagnosis in resource limited settings, and the coordination of the Global NCD Action Plan. He received an NIH Directors merit award for his activities in 2013 and is an advocate for the Center of Global Health's vision to promote cooperative research internationally to support an integrated, evidence based, efficient response to the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases worldwide.