Mpls Oncologist/Hematologist Receives Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation (TCMSF) awarded Patrick J. Flynn, MD, an oncologist/hematologist with Minnesota Oncology, its Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award on Nov. 2. 

The award is given to a physician who, in the opinion of the members of the TCMSF selection committee, is the outstanding physician of this and other years for his/her contribution to medical research, achievement or leadership.
Patrick J. Flynn, MD

The award is named after 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.   

Flynn has served 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 the greater good—bringing innovative research to cancer patients in our community where thousands of patients were enrolled in cancer investigation trials. 

In March 2013, Flynn received the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ David King Community Clinical Scientist Award, which recognizes the top clinical oncologists throughout the country. 

Flynn also 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.