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Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD

Director, Lymphoma Research; Principal Investigator

Dr. Flinn joined Sarah Cannon in 2006 and serves as the director of lymphoma research. In his role, he oversees blood cancer research throughout Sarah Cannon and its affiliates. Flinn also serves as the director for the Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer at Tennessee Oncology and TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

Flinn received his bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1986 and graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in 1990. He then completed his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He earned a fellowship in oncology and hematology and a PhD in clinical investigations from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology. Additionally, Flinn is an associate with Tennessee Oncology, PLLC.