Emory Digestive Diseases fellow Mary Flynn (2nd year) is making waves in the field of gastroenterology. Her research and faculty mentors, Drs. Ram Subramanian and J.P. Norvell, stated that Dr. Flynn has impressed them greatly “with her knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and her dedication and passion in her clinical and research endeavors.” Dr. Flynn credits Drs. Subramamian and Norvell for her career development.
Dr. Flynn holds an MD from Boston University, and she completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. “Emory struck me as a place where I could get great clinical training in a very collegial environment,” she said. “My husband and I are both physicians, and we needed to find a place where we both felt that we could accomplish our long-term career goals.” Dr. Flynn’s husband, Soroosh Kiani, is a cardiovascular fellow at Emory.
In medical school, Dr. Flynn particularly enjoyed studying internal medicine and general surgery. She ultimately decided to pursue gastroenterology because she felt that it offered a great blend of medicine and procedures. “My gastroenterology colleagues are fantastic, and I felt like I could make the most impact surrounded by such a great group of people,” she said.
Dr. Flynn’s current primary research interest is evaluating outcomes after liver transplant. In addition, she is working with Dr. Subramanian, a transplant hepatologist, to evaluate factors that contribute to hepatic dysfunction after TIPS procedures. She will complete Emory’s pilot program for transplant hepatology during her third year of fellowship. Eventually, she plans to practice hepatology in an academic center.
Dr. Flynn tries to stay very active in her free time, and she loves the outdoors–particularly soccer and skiing. She also enjoys exploring Atlanta with her husband and trying out new restaurants.