Faculty Profiles

Lynn Flint
Associate Professor

4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-4810 ext. 3529

Dr. Lynn Flint is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and an attending physician on the Hospice and Palliative Care Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She provides inpatient palliative care consultation and nursing home care for older adults with complex chronic illness and functional and cognitive impairment.

Her goal is to improve the care of seriously ill older adults and their loved ones through education for learners at all levels and across disciplines. She is particularly interested in education focused on provider-patient communication about serious illness and the health care systems issues related to older adults facing chronic disease and disability. She is the VA Site Director and the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the UCSF Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program.

In 2015, Dr. Flint was awarded funding to develop the UCSF Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care fellowship, She has been working with her colleagues in Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine to build the program, which will include an innovative professional development and leadership curriculum. The first fellow will begin in July 2017.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System Fellowship Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2008
Brigham and Women's Hospital Residency Internal Medicine 2007
New York University School of Medicine MD 2004
Yale University B.A. Psychology 1998


Hospice, Medical Education, Palliative Care, Serious Illness Communication, Transitions of Care

Related Web Sites

Recent Articles (3)

Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20.

Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1573-9.

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