Dr. John Flanigan is Senior Advisor for Non Communicable Diseases at the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA. He joined the Center for Global Health in 2012. Reflecting long experience in clinical care delivery, he supports practical interventions to improve cancer diagnosis in resource limited settings and strengthening acute care delivery. He participated on advisories on the Global NCD Action Plan and now concentrates on focusing research to deliver evidence for the NCD Action Plan implementation. Recognizing the key importance of an accurate diagnosis in cancer research, clinical care and health surveillance support of pathology in low resource setting is a priority. He is committed to the Center’s vision to promote cooperative research internationally to support integrated, evidence based, efficient response to the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases worldwide.
Dr. Flanigan received a M.D. from the University of Maryland and trained in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Metrohealth/ Case Western Reserve. After a decade of clinical practice in a rural hospital, he was able to spend four years traveling internationally developing an interest in resource appropriate healthcare delivery. His experience includes fourteen years practicing emergency medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine promoting the integration of emergency care, inpatient acute care and outpatient chronic disease management for an urban population.