Patrick A. Flynn, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology

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Personal Statement

We realize that any visit to a specialist with your child can be stressful. We will do everything we can to serve you promptly, thoroughly, and with the thoughtfulness and compassion that your child deserves.

I joined the staff here at Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (then Cornell Medical College and The New York Hospital) immediately after graduating from medical school in 1986, and have never left. I find myself surrounded by wonderful colleagues, a terrific staff, world-class surgical, cardiac catheterization, emergency and intensive care support, all in a hospital environment that allows me to care for all patients in a manner that is exactly what I had in mind when I first imagined being a Doctor at age 4.  

As a parent, I understand the anxiety that accompanies any doctor visit, especially one for subspecialty evaluation of a potential problem. I know that where a child's care is concerned, there are no bad questions and no trivial worries. Feel free to ask away. I'll finish explaining sometime after you're tired of listening. Don't feel that you should leave until you are confident that you understand your child's condition -- even if, as is often the case, that condition is perfect cardiac health - and that your questions and concerns have been addressed.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact my office at (212) 746-3561.

Biographical Info

Dr. Flynn is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He graduated as class valedictorian from Villanova University in 1982, receiving the Leonardo da Vinci Award for excellence in science and the humanities. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, serving as Chief Resident in Pediatrics in 1989-90. His fellowship was performed in Pediatric Cardiology at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College from 1990-1993.

Dr. Flynn has been a faculty member in the Weill Cornell Division of Pediatric Cardiology since 1993.  He has led the Pediatric Echocardiography Labratory since 2004.  He served as Interim Co-Chief of the Division fom 2022 to 2024.

Dr. Flynn has been active in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows throughout his career at Weill Cornell Medicine. He served as the Director of the General Pediatrics Residency Program from 1996-2000 and as Clerkship Director of the Pediatrics Subinternship from 1996-2008.

Dr. Flynn was elected to the Cornell chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 1998. He has been elected by graduating medical students to the Senior List on three occasions. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Pediatric Housestaff in 1996 and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Weill Cornell in 2000.

Dr. Flynn was named to the Castle Connolly List of Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area for every year since 2008. He was selected by New York Magazine as one of New York's Top Doctors in every year since 2012.

Dr. Flynn has served Weill Cornell Medical College as Officer, Chair, and Senior Counselor of the General Faculty Council. He has also served as Officer and also President of the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York.

Dr. Flynn has participated in numerous international humanitarian medical missions aimed at performing and teaching the medical and surgical care of congenital heart disease in the developing world. These include: Healing the Children Guatemala Heart Mission, 1995; Surgeons of Hope mission to Fann Medical Center in Dakar, Senegal, 2007; Children's HeartLink missions to Jilin Heart Hospital in Changchun, China in 2008 and 2009, and the Post-Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, in 2012. 

Dr. Flynn is married to Dr. Shari Platt, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell. They have two sons who attended the Trinity School and Windward School. Dr. Flynn served on the Board of Trustees of the Town School from 2008-2014. He has served as the chair of the Parents Diversity Committee at Town and as Chair of the Board Diversity Committee. Dr. Flynn has been active in youth sports, coaching baseball and basketball with the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association and soccer with West Side Soccer League and New York Futsal.

Honors and Awards
  • 2016, Physician of the Year, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • 2011, 2012, New York Magazine Best Doctor
  • 2000, "Excellence in Teaching Award", Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2004, 1999, 1998, Senior List Selection, Cornell Medical College
  • 1998, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Cornell Medical College
  • 1996, Outstanding Teacher Award, presented by the Pediatric Housestaff
  • 1995, Claire Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award for participation in Healing the Children, Guatemalan Heart Team
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology)
Clinical Expertise
Congenital Heart Disease
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Fetal Echocardiography
Marfan Syndrome
Marfan's Syndrome
Rheumatic Fever/Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Kawasaki Disease
Chest Pain
Chest Pain In Children and Adolescents
Pediatric Syncope
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • M.D.
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    Villanova University
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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