Dr. Joseph Flynn is the Dr. Robert O. Hickman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephrology, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, and Chief, Division of Nephrology, Seattle Children’s Hospital. He completed his pediatric nephrology training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and later received an MS in Clinical Research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. During his fellowship training, Dr. Flynn obtained experience in clinical research under the guidance of Drs. Bruce Kaiser and Jorge Baluarte and worked in the laboratory of Dr. Bonita Falkner at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of hypertension in children, and recently chaired the AAP Subcommittee that developed the updated clinical practice guideline on high blood pressure in children and adolescents.
Dr. Flynn served on the Council of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association from 2010-2019, and also on the Council of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, including 2 years as ASPN President (2012-14). He currently is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pediatric Nephrology, is a Board Member of the Renal Physicians Association and a member of the Nephrology sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition to these activities, Dr. Flynn has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and over 110 textbook chapters, invited reviews and editorials. He has trained over 50 nephrology fellows, most of whom have faculty appointments at academic institutions, and several who currently hold leadership positions within pediatric nephrology organizations.