William J. Flynn, Jr. MD

William Flynn, Jr.

William J. Flynn, Jr.
MD

Chief, Division of Critical Care, Associate Professor, Program Director: Critical Care Fellowship

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Surgery; Surgery - Burn; Surgery - Laparoscopic; Surgery - Trauma; Surgical Critical Care - Surgery

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
DK Miller Building, Third Floor
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5283
Fax: (716) 898-5029
wflynn@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Intravital Microscopy Section, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (1991)
  • Fellowship, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (1991)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (1988)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (1987)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (1986)
  • Internship, University at Buffalo (1984)
  • MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (1983)
  • MS, University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute Graduate Division, Magna Cum Laude (1979)
  • BS, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, New York, Magna cum Laude (1977)

Employment:

  • Chief of Service, Department of Surgery, Erie County Medical Center-University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc (2007-present)
  • Director of Trauma ICU, Surgery, Erie County Medical Center-University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc (2007-present)
  • Attending Staff Surgeon, Surgery, University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc. (2002-present)
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgery, State University of NY at Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Interim Chair, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2013–2015)
  • Attending Staff Surgeon, Surgery, State University of NY at Buffalo (1991–2002)
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgery, University at Buffalo (1991–1999)

Awards and Honors:

  • Physician Honoree (2011)
  • Lifeline Distinguished Physician Honoree (2009)
  • Recognition Award, ECMC 7th Annual Banquet (1999)
  • Research Award, Spring Clinical Day, SUNY (1996)
  • Surgical Chief Resident Teaching Award, (1996)
  • President's Sportsmanship Award (1993)
  • WNY Chapter of the ACS Resident Research Award (1988)
  • St. Bonaventure University Award (1973)
  • Eagle Scout (1973)


Journal Articles:

  • Flynn WJ, Pilati D, Hoover EL, Flynn, Jr. WJ. Effect of allopurinol on venous endothelial dysfunction after resuscitated hemorrhagic shock. Int J Surg Investig. 1999; 1(1).
  • Pell M, Flynn WJ, Seibel RW. Is colostomy always necessary in the treatment of open pelvic fractures?. J Trauma. 1998; 45(2).
  • Flynn WJ, Pilati D, Hoover EL. Xanthine oxidase inhibition after resuscitated hemorrhagic shock restores mesenteric blood flow without vasodilation.. Shock. 1997; 8(4).
  • Flynn WJ, Pilati D, Hoover EL. Xanthine oxidase inhibition prevents mesenteric blood flow deficits after resuscitated hemorrhagic shock by preserving endothelial function.. J Surg Res. 1997; 68(2).
  • Bragg WD, Bumpers H, Flynn W, Hsu HK, Hoover EL. Morgagni hernias: an uncommon cause of chest masses in adults.. Am Fam Physician. 1996; 54(6).
  • Flynn WJ, Hoover EL. Allopurinol plus standard resuscitation preserves hepatic blood flow and function following hemorrhagic shock.. J Trauma. 1994; 37(6).
  • Flynn WJ. The Acute Abdomen: Role of Laparoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit. Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery 1996..
  • Flynn WJ. Hemorrhagic Shock: Adjuncts to Resuscitation. Current Surgery 1994..
  • Fulton RI, Flynn WJ, Mancino M, Bowles D, Cryer HM. Brain injury causes loss of cardiovascular response to hemorrhagic shock. J Invest Surg 1993..
  • Flynn WJ , Pilati, D, Hoover, EL. Effect of Allopurinol on Venous Endothelial Dysfunction After Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation, I. Journal of Surgical Investigation 1998. ; 1(1).

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Laparendoscopic Surgeon (2004–present)
  • American College of Surgeons Local Committee on Applicants (2002–present)
  • Central Surgical Association (2002–present)
  • Vice Chairman, NYS Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (2001–present)
  • Upstate NY District #1 Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons (2000–present)
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) (1999–present)
  • The American College of Physician Executives; (201137) (1998–present)
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) (1997–present)
  • Buffalo Academy of Medicine (1997–present)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1996–present)
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow (1996–present)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); Member, By-Laws Committee (1996–present)
  • American Burn Association, Member Research Committee (1995–present)
  • American Society of General Surgeons (1994–1996)
  • Society of Veterans Association Surgeons (1994–present)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); Member, Publications Committee (1994-Present) (1994–present)
  • American College of Surgeons Regional Committee on Trauma (1993–present)
  • Microcirculation Society (1993–present)
  • Surgical Infection Society (1993–present)
  • American Burn Association (1992–present)
  • The Hiram C. Polk, Jr. Surgical Society (1992–present)
  • American Trauma Society (1992–present)
  • Buffalo Surgical Society (1992–present)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST); member (1992–present)
  • Shock Society (1992–present)
  • American College of Surgeons Associate Fellow; (ID #3001717) (1991–1996)
  • Medical Society of the County of Erie (1991–present)
  • New York State Committee on Trauma (1991–present)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) (1991–present)
  • Society of Critical Care Mdinine (1991–present)
  • Association of Academic Surgeons; Elected member: Membership Committee (1992-93 (1990–present)
  • American College of Surgeons (1984–1990)
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Presentations:

  • "Red Cell Distribution Width Predicting Trauma Mortality is Independent of Severity of Injury." AAST 75th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery (2014)
  • "FAST: Not So Fast in the Diagnosis of Blunt Abdominal Trauma." AAST 71st Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery (2012)
  • "FAST: Not So Fast in the Diagnosis of Blunt Abdominal Trauma." SUNY Buffalo 8th Annual Department of Surgery Research Day (2012)
  • "Splenic conservation: Variation between pediatric and adult trauma centers." SUNY Buffalo 8th Annual Department of Surgery Research Day (2012)
  • "The Case of the Prolapsed Hemorrhoid: A Review of General Surgery Transfers to a Level 1 Trauma Center." American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (2011)
  • "Heat Shock Protein Production in the Brain after Resuscitation Hemorrhage." 26th Annual Conference on Shock (2005)
  • "Whole body hyperthermia preserves mesenteric blood flow and restores mesenteric blood flow after resuscitated hemorrhage" Society of University Surgeons Meeting (2005)
  • "Whole Body Hyperthermia Preserves Mesenteric Blood Flow and Restores Mesenteric Blood Flow after Resuscitated Hemorrhage" Association for Academic Surgery (2003)
  • "Post Resuscitation Heat Stress Preserves Mesenteric Blood Flow by a HSP72 Mediated Mechanism" Shock Meeting (2003)
  • "The Physiologic Response to Trauma: How we affect the outcome." Orthopaedic Trauma Association (2003)
  • "Mild Heat Stress after Resuscitated Hemorrhage Upregulates HSP72 Expression in the Mesenteric Microcirculation." 25th Annual Conference on Shock (2002)
  • "Contribution of Endothelial Dysfunction to Decompensated Hemorrhagic Shock." 24th Annual Conference on Shock (2001)
  • "Protein Kinase C Inhibition Prevents Mesenteric Endothelial Dysfunction After Resuscitated Hemorrhagic Shock" 23rd Annual Conference on Shock (2000)
  • "Contribution of Protein Kinase C Activity to Mesenteric Endothelial Dysfunction After Resuscitated Hemorrhagic Shock;" 21st Annual Conference on Shock (1998)
  • "“Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylasix After Thermal Injury: Is It Necessary?”" 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, Southeastern Surgical Congress (1998)
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Service Activities:

  • President, Medical-Dental Staff; President (2019–present)
  • American College of Surgeons Standards Review Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • Search - Chairman, Department of Family Medicine; On search committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Surgical Care Redesign Leadership Team; Member; Member (2014–present)
  • Trauma Advisory Operational Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • Search for Chairman, Department of Surgery; on search committee; Committee Member (2013–2015)
  • Search for Chairman, Department of Othopaedics; Committee Member (2013)
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Strategic Council Committee; Member; Member (2013–present)
  • Interdisciplinary Skin Care Committee; Member; Member (2010–2012)
  • Cardiac Steering Committee, subcommittee of Great Lakes Professional Steering; Chairman; Chair (2010–2011)
  • Department of Surgery Process Improvement Committee; Member (2010–present)
  • Great Lakes Professional Steering Committee; Member; Member (2009–present)
  • UBMD Marketing Committee; member; Member (2009–present)
  • Physician Strategic Plan Committee; Physician; Committee Member (2008–present)
  • Chief of Survice, Department of Surgery; Chief (2007–present)
  • Executive Committee of the Medical/Dental Staff; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • Medical Director of the Operating Room; Director (2007–present)
  • Operating Room Committee; Chairman; Chair (2007–present)
  • Tissue Transplantation Service; Director; Director (2007–present)
  • UB Department of Surgery Executive Committee; Member (2007–present)
  • Nominating Committee for the Medical/Dental Staff Officers; Committee Member (2005–2007)
  • Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, Committee B; Committee member; Committee Member (2004–2011)
  • UB Department of Surgery Leadership Council; member; Member (2004–present)
  • SUNYAB Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program; Clinical Preceptor (2003–present)
  • Medical School Admissions; Committee member; Committee Member (2002–2011)
  • FPMP Representative to UBA Board (2002–2003)
  • Hospital Lease Committee, Department of Surgery; Committee Member (2002–present)
  • SUNY Alumni Mentoring Program; Committee Member (2002–present)
  • Search - Chairman, Department of Surgery; Search for new Chairman; Co-President (2001–2003)
  • University Compliance Committee; Committee Member (2001–2002)
  • Transport Ad Hoc Committee; Committee Member (2001–present)
  • W. Yerby Jones Memorial Library Committee; Committee Member (2001–present)
  • Search for Division Chief, Vascular Surgery; Committee Member (2000–2001)
  • Clinical Department Information Technology Council; Councilor (2000–present)
  • Financial Reserve Ad Hoc Committee; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • Medical School Mentoring Program; Mentor (2000–present)
  • Oversight Committee, Crash Registry; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • Finance and Policy Committee; Committee member; Committee Member (1999–present)
  • Project Planning/Supervision:Renovation Project Trauma Intensive Care Unit; Supervisor (1998–2000)
  • Ad Hoc Committee of the Medical Dental Staff; Laboratory Advisory and Utilization Committee; Committee member; Committee Member (1998–present)
  • ECMC Medical Dental Staff Nominating Committee; Rocco Venuto, MD, Chairman; Committee Member (1998–present)
  • Evening with Faculty Program: Advisor/mentor Honor Scholars; Advisor (1998–present)
  • Faculty Council, Department of Surgery Representative (alternate); Representative (1998–present)
  • Medical Dental Staff, Ad Hoc Charting Team Member; member; Member (1998–present)
  • Medical School Mentoring Program; Mentor (1998–present)
  • FPMP Governing Board; Board Member (1997–present)
  • Faculty Senate REpresentative for Department of Surgery Representative; Representative; Department Representative (1996–present)
  • ICU Bed Allocation Committee; member; Committee Member (1996–present)
  • Interdepartmental ICU Committee; Chairman; Chair (1995–present)
  • Assistant Clinical Director, Department; Director (1994–2007)
  • By Laws Committee; Committee Member (1994–present)
  • Interdepartmental ICU Committee; member; Member (1994–present)
  • Service Chair: Surgery A Trauma Service; Co-Chair (1994–present)
  • Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Medical Director (1994–present)
  • Faculty Council, Department of Surgery Representativ; Representative for Appointments, Promotions, Tenure, and Privilege Commettee, Research Space Commi (1993–1996)
  • Medical Staff Quality Assurance Committee; Committee Member (1992–present)
  • Governing Board-SUNY at Buffalo Practice Plan, Department of Surgery Representative; Governing Board; Board Member

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
DK Miller Building, Third Floor
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5283
Fax: (716) 898-5029
wflynn@buffalo.edu

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