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Ann Flynn
( out of 65 reviews )

Ann Flynn, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan
801-213-4500

University of Utah Hospital

Gastroenterology, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-213-9797
  • Dr. Flynn attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and gastroenterology fellowship training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Fellow. She completed an advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at Indiana University, where she served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and management of inflammatory diseases of the GI tract including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and microscopic colitis. Her clinical work includes video capsule endoscopy, treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, and fecal microbiota transplantation. She is passionate about women's GI health, shared decision-making discussions, patient education, personalized care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and assisting patients transitioning care from pediatric to adult GI clinics.

    The University of Utah Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is a participating site in IBD Qorus, a collaboration between patients and healthcare providers to streamline and improve the quality of IBD care across the country, to ensure all patients receive high-quality care, treatment, and outcomes. Dr. Flynn serves as the IBD Qorus physician leader for the University of Utah.

    Dr. Flynn is board certified in Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastroenterology)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 65 reviews )

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    April 27, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Flynn is compassionate and professional. She truly cares about her patients.

    April 19, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Ann Flynn was amazing

    March 29, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Flynn is by far the best doctor I've had over my 23 years of dealing with Crohn's disease. Dr. Flynn is incredibly intelligent and attentive and has helped me reach a level of comfort I've never had since my diagnosis. A huge thanks to Dr. Flynn, she's amazing!!

    March 13, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Professional and understanding.

    February 27, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Excellent Doctor and very accomodating. She makes you feel very comfortable and is very understanding.

    December 23, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She is an amazing doctor, she¿s always been great to me. She¿s has never told me what to do and makes sure I am comfortable with my care decisions. It¿s always nice when you don¿t dread going to see the doctor.

    December 19, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Best dr. I have ever had! Great with finding things that would with me. Quick to respond and help when problems arise. All around great!

    December 03, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I give Dr. Flynn Ll 10's. She is just that smazing.

    November 28, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She is so kind. Really listens

  • Dr. Flynn attended medical school at New York Medical College. She completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and gastroenterology fellowship training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Fellow. She completed an advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at Indiana University, where she served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and management of inflammatory diseases of the GI tract including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and microscopic colitis. Her clinical work includes video capsule endoscopy, treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, and fecal microbiota transplantation. She is passionate about women's GI health, shared decision-making discussions, patient education, personalized care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and assisting patients transitioning care from pediatric to adult GI clinics.

    The University of Utah Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is a participating site in IBD Qorus, a collaboration between patients and healthcare providers to streamline and improve the quality of IBD care across the country, to ensure all patients receive high-quality care, treatment, and outcomes. Dr. Flynn serves as the IBD Qorus physician leader for the University of Utah.

    Dr. Flynn is board certified in Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastroenterology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Indiana University Advanced Fellow
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Indiana University Chief Fellow
    Fellowship Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Indiana University Fellow
    Internal Medicine - University of Colorado at Denver Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine - University of Colorado at Denver Intern
    Alpha Omega Alpha - New York Medical College M.D.
    Undergraduate Molecular Biology, Senior Thesis: Identification of Genes Involved in Fab-7 boundary function by F2 EMS Mutagenesis Screen. - Princeton University A.B.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Levic DS, Niedzwiecki D, Kandakatla A, Karlovich NS, Juneja A, Park J, Stolarchuk C, Adams S, Willer JR, Schaner MR, Lian G, Beasley C, Marjoram L, Flynn AD, Valentine JF, Onken JE, Sheikh SZ, Davis EE, Evason KJ, Garman KS, Bagnat M (2024). TNF promoter hypomethylation is associated with mucosal inflammation in IBD and anti-TNF response.  medRxiv (preprint)  2024 Feb 6:2024. medRxiv.
    2. Pozdnyakova V, Botwin GJ, Sobhani K, Prostko J, Braun J, Mcgovern DPB, Melmed GY, Appel K, Banty A, Feldman E, Ha C, Kumar R, Lee S, Rabizadeh S, Stein T, Syal G, Targan S, Vasiliauskas E, Ziring D, Debbas P, Hampton M, Mengesha E, Stewart JL, Frias EC, Cheng S, Ebinger J, Figueiredo JC, Boland B, Charabaty A, Chiorean M, Cohen E, Flynn A, Valentine J, Fudman D, Horizon A, Hou J, Hwang C, Lazarev M, Lum D, Fausel R, Reddy S, Mattar M, Metwally M, Ostrov A, Parekh N, Raffals L, Sheibani S, Siegel C, Wolf D, Younes Z (2021). Decreased Antibody Responses to Ad26.COV2.S Relative to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccines in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology, 161(6), 2041-2043.e1. (Read full article)
    3. Almario CV, Kogan L, van Deen WK, Scott FI, Singh S, Hou JK, Lum D, Aguilar H, Betteridge J, Flynn A, Gerich M, Kaufman L, Mattar MC, Mize C, Ostrov A, Shah SA, Younes Z, Weaver SA, Heller C, Siegel CA, Melmed GY (2021). Health Economic Impact of a Multicenter Quality-of-Care Initiative for Reducing Unplanned Healthcare Utilization Among Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Gastroenterol, 116(12), 2459-2464. (Read full article)
    4. Almario CV, Kogan L, van Deen WK, Scott FI, Singh S, Hou JK, Lum D, Aguilar H, Betteridge J, Flynn A, Gerich M, Kaufman L, Mattar MC, Mize C, Ostrov A, Shah SA, Younes Z, Weaver SA, Heller C, Siegel CA, Melmed GY (2021). Health Economic Impact of a Multicenter Quality-of-Care Initiative for Reducing Unplanned Healthcare Utilization Among Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Gastroenterol, 116(12), 2459-2464. (Read full article)
    5. Lewis JD, Sandler RS, Brotherton C, Brensinger C, Li H, Kappelman MD, Daniel SG, Bittinger K, Albenberg L, Valentine JF, Hanson JS, Suskind DL, Meyer A, Compher CW, Bewtra M, Saxena A, Dobes A, Cohen BL, Flynn AD, Fischer M, Saha S, Swaminath A, Yacyshyn B, Scherl E, Horst S, Curtis JR, Braly K, Nessel L, McCauley M, McKeever L, Herfarth H (2021). A Randomized Trial Comparing the SpecificCarbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults with Crohn's Disease.PMID: 34052278. Gastroenterology, 161(3), 837-852.
    6. Lewis JD, Sandler R, Brotherton C, Brensinger C, Li H, Kappelman MD, Daniel SG, Bittinger K, Albenberg L, Valentine JF, Hanson J, Suskind D, Meyer A, Compher CW, Bewtra M, Saxena A, Dobes A, Cohen B, Flynn AD, Fischer M, Saha S, Swaminath A, Yacyshyn B, Scherl E, Horst S, Curtis JR, Braly K, Nessel L, McCauley M, McKeever L, Herfarth H, DINE-CD Study Group (2021). A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults with Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology, 161, 837-852.e9. (Read full article)
    7. Cheng YW, Phelps E, Ganapini V, Khan N, Ouyang F, Xu H, Khanna S, Tariq R, Friedman-Moraco RJ, Woodworth MH, Dhere T, Kraft CS, Kao D, Smith J, Le L, El-Nachef N, Kaur N, Kowsika S, Ehrlich A, Smith M, Safdar N, Misch EA, Allegretti JR, Flynn A, Kassam Z, Sharfuddin A, Vuppalanchi R, Fischer M (2018). Fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent and severe Clostridium difficile infection in solid organ transplant recipients: A multicenter experience. Am J Transplant, 19(2), 501-511. (Read full article)
    8. DeBourcy AC, Lichtenberger S, Felton S, Butterfield KT, Ahnen DJ, Denberg TD (2008). Community-based preferences for stool cards versus colonoscopy in colorectal cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med, 23(2), 169-74. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Gawron LM, Sanders J, Steele K, Flynn A (2016). Reproductive Planning and Contraception for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. [Review]. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 22(2), 459-64.

    Letter

    1. Andea Banty, Edward Feldman, Christina Ha, Susie Lee, Shervin Rabizadeh, Theodore Stein, Theodore Solomon, Gaura Syal, Stephan Targan, Eric Vasiliauskas, David Ziring, Niru Bonthala, Gregory S Botwin, Melissa Hampton, Emebet Mengesha, Elizabeth Khanishian, Valeriya Pozdnyakova, Phillip Gu, Angela Mujukian, Shane White, Cindy Zamudio, Daniel Gonzalez, Alyssa Parry, Mary Hanna, Justin Chan, Joe Ebinger, Sandy Joung, Min Wu, Amu Hoang, Timothy Wynter, Nancy Sun, Jane C Figueiredo, Akil Merchant, Noah Merin, Karen L Reckamp, Keren Appel, Rashmi Kumar, Brigid Boland, Aline Charabaty, Michael Chiorean, Erica Cohn, Ann Flynn, John Valentine, Adam C Ehrlich, David Fudman, Arash Horizon, Dmitry Karayev, Benjamin Kretzmann, Jason Hou, Caroline Hwany, Mark Lazarev, Donald Lum, Rebecca Fausel, Swapna Reddy, Ryan McConnell, Mark C Mattar, Mark Metwally, Arthur Ostrov, Nimisha Parekh, Laura Raffals, David T Rubin, Sarah Sheibani, Corey A Siegel, Douglas Wolf, Ziad Youness (). Post-Vaccination Symptomsafter a Third Dose of mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease [Letter to the editor]. Gastroenterology.
    2. Gil Y Melmed, Dalin Li, Philip Debbas, Susan Cheng, Jonathan Braun, Dermot PB McGovern (). Post-Vaccination Symptoms After a Third Dose of mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease [Letter to the editor]. Research Letter Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Abstract

    1. Melmed G, Hou JK, Lum D, Gerner D, Singh S, Crate DJ, Holthoff M, Kennedy AM, Aguilar H, Almario CV, Banty A, J Betteridge, Bhatti F, Bray H, Charabaty A, Dudley-Brown S, Fasanya-Uptagraft H, Fausel R, Fennimore B, Flynn AD, Gerich ME, Ghafari A, Ha C, Heagy E, Hudesman D, Hwang C, Kaufman L, Kaur N, Kim B, Mattar M, McCutcheon Adams K, Mehta F, Metwally M, Oliver BO, Ostrov A, Reddy S, Rubin DT, Scott FI, Shah S, Syal G, Valentine JF, van Deen WK, Vrabie R, Wang A, Williams E, Younes ZH, Yun L, Zisman T, Farraye FA, Nelson E, Heller C, Oberai R, Weaver A, Siegel CA (2020). Quality of Care Initiative Improves Outcomes for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.   [Abstract]. 158(6), S-8-S-9.
    2. Melmed G, Hou JK, Lum D, Gerner D, Singh S, Crate DJ, Holthoff M, Kennedy AM, Aguilar H, Almario CV, Banty A, J Betteridge, Bhatti F, Bray H, Charabaty A, Dudley-Brown S, Fasanya-Uptagraft H, Fausel R, Fennimore B, Flynn AD, Gerich ME, Ghafari A, Ha C, Heagy E, Hudesman D, Hwang C, Kaufman L, Kaur N, Kim B, Mattar M, McCutcheon Adams K, Mehta F, Metwally M, Oliver BO, Ostrov A, Reddy S, Rubin DT, Scott FI, Shah S, Syal G, Valentine JF, van Deen WK, Vrabie R, Wang A, Williams E, Younes ZH, Yun L, Zisman T, Farraye FA, Nelson E, Heller C, Oberai R, Weaver A, Siegel CA (2020). The IBD Urgent Care Toolkit: Which Process Changes are Associated with Successful Improvement? [Abstract]. 158(6), S-411.
    3. Melmed G, Hou JK, Lum D, Gerner D, Singh S, Crate DJ, Holthoff M, Kennedy AM, Aguilar H, Almario CV, Banty A, J Betteridge, Bhatti F, Bray H, Charabaty A, Dudley-Brown S, Fasanya-Uptagraft H, Fausel R, Fennimore B, Flynn AD, Gerich ME, Ghafari A, Ha C, Heagy E, Hudesman D, Hwang C, Kaufman L, Kaur N, Kim B, Mattar M, McCutcheon Adams K, Mehta F, Metwally M, Oliver BO, Ostrov A, Reddy S, Rubin DT, Scott FI, Shah S, Syal G, Valentine JF, van Deen WK, Vrabie R, Wang A, Williams E, Younes ZH, Yun L, Zisman T, Farraye FA, Nelson E, Heller C, Oberai R, Weaver A, Siegel CA (2020). Improvement in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care Does Not Differ by Practice Type. [Abstract]. 158(6), S-412.
    4. Youngblood BA, Butuci M, Davis T, Xu A, Schanin J, Brock EC, Singh B, Rasmussen HS, Holman A, Drake R, Peterson K, Flynn AD (2020). Phenotypic Characterization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Biopsies Reveal That Mast Cells Are Significantly Elevated and Activated In Patients with Ulcerative Colitis   [Abstract]. 26(Supplement 1), S33-34.

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Flynn, AD, Mattar, MC (2021). Understanding the Treat to Target Approach and Effective Partnering in IBD Care, https://youtu.be/i_Btj0Z6LF8 [Video]. YouTube, Crohns and Colitis Foundation Website: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
    2. Flynn AD (2020). Young Adults: Managing the Cost of IBD Medications and Treatment, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1FfArmMATM  [Video]. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
    3. Diet and Nutrition Initiative, Flynn A, Eichelberger K, Issokson K, Shah R, Yen E (2018). "IBD: Diet and Nutrition." Materials developed include webinar, animated videos, webpages, website, educational graphics, and an e-tool/game to provide patient education regarding malnutrition, food choices, nutritional support therapy, vitamin supplementation, and current research concerning diet and inflammatory bowel disease. Animated video topics include, "Malnutrition and IBD," "What to Eat when in a Flare," "What to Eat when in Remission," "Nutrition Support Therapy," and "Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation." A webinar on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for IBD is currently in development. [Web]. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Available: http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/diet-and-nutrition/.
    4. Financial Management Workgroup, Mattar M, Flynn A, Parian A, Seminerio S, Taleban S, Ha T (2018). "Managing the Cost of IBD." Web-based materials for patients and caregivers managing IBD finances. Topics include understanding health insurance, financial assistance programs, what to do if you are denied coverage, creation of updated appeal letter templates. [Web]. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Available: www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/managingcosts.
    5. Ausk K, Flynn A, Fennimore B (September 2016). Thinking about Colorectal Cancer. Understanding the Risks and Prevention. [Video]. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Available: https://youtu.be/uYCK7kZUbs8.
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