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Patrick J. Flynn, MD receives Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

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The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation has the unique honor of selecting and presenting the Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award. The award (a hand-crafted glass fused on copper bowl) is named after Mr. Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers, an “aristocratic” gentleman who lived in the Minneapolis area for 37 years and was especially interested in the health and hospital needs of the city. He served on the (former) St. Barnabas Hospital Board of Trustees and was president of that board for many years. Prior to his death he made provision for the Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award to be given annually to an outstanding physician.

The 2016 Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award was presented to Patrick (P.J.) Flynn, MD, by TCMSF Board member Andrew Thomas, MD. Joining in the presentation was Dr. Frederick Bolles Rogers, Trauma Program Medical Director, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA and grandson of the late Mr. Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers, who shared a few words about his grandfather’s legacy.

Dr. Flynn is a highly accomplished and dedicated oncologist/hematologist and is widely recognized for his clinical research—particularly serving for 30 years as the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute Grant Funded Metro Minnesota Clinical Community Oncology Project (CCOP). It was his vision to bring together, often fiercely competitive, cancer care providers and institutions throughout the Twin Cities, for a common cause--where thousands of patients were enrolled in cancer investigation trials.

Dr. Flynn has been described as an excellent and compassionate physician, an outstanding teacher and a leader in cutting edge research. His colleagues agree. In March 2013, Dr. Flynn received the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ David King Community Clinical Scientist Award, which recognizes the top clinical oncologists throughout the country.

As a leader, Dr. Flynn co-founded and served as the Medical Director of the Autologous Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and served as Director of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.

And, as an educator he is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota; a highly sought-after speaker—locally and nationally; provides medical education to residents at Abbott Northwestern, co-chairs the annual hematology oncology review course and is well-published with nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Flynn truly embodies the criteria of the Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers award as a researcher, leader, teacher and an outstanding physician. The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation is honored to award Patrick J. Flynn, MD the Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award.

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