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Daniel Flinn, DO.

Daniel Flinn, DO.Fellowship TrainedOrthopaedic TraumaFracture Care

Dr. Flinn graduated from UCLA with a BS in Physiological Sciences. He then obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship and residency were completed at Beaumont Health in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma at the Reno Orthopaedic Center in Reno, NV.

Dr. Flinn is passionate about treating patients with musculoskeletal trauma, acute injury, and their complications. Injury can be unexpected and overwhelming. Whether the injury occurred in an accident, fall, sport, or otherwise Dr. Flinn works together with his patients to determine the best course of treatment. His goal is to make sure you feel comfortable as you work together toward the best outcome - with or without surgery.

His areas of expertise include surgical fixation of complex extremity fracture, the pelvis and acetabulum, nonunion, malunion, deformity, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), and severe soft tissue injury. Dr. Flinn also continues to treat a variety of general orthopaedic conditions, such as arthritis, sports injuries, hand problems and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Flinn is on staff at Inland Valley Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Temecula Valley Hospital, Loma Linda Murrieta, and Golden Triangle Surgery Center.

Dr. Flinn accepts patients with Medicare, Tricare, Workers Compensation Insurance, most PPO plans, Regal Medical Group, Tri Valley Medical Group and Valley Physicians Network HMOs.

When away from work Dr. Flinn enjoys time with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time at the beach and in the mountains. He is also an avid UCLA sports fan and is excited to have returned to southern California where he grew up

EDUCATION

August 2020 - July 2021
Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, Reno, NVOrthopaedic Trauma Fellow
July 2015 – June 2020
Beaumont Health, Michigan State University, Farmington Hills, MI Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
August 2011 – May 2015
Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZSeptember 2004 – March 2009
September 2004 – March 2009
University of California – Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA B.S. Physiological Science

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept 2021 - Present
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Associates,Temecula, CAOrthopaedic Traumatologist
Nov 2018 – June 2020
Beaumont Health, Canton & Taylor, MI Canton & Taylor, MI

LICENSURES HELD

  • California, Michigan and Nevada Osteopathic Physician Licenses
  • California, Michigan and Nevada Controlled Substance Licenses
  • Active DEA License

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2021 - Scientific Paper Research Award in Pediatrics, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
  • 2019 - Scientific Paper Research Award in Trauma, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
  • 2012, 2013 - Translating Osteopathic Understanding through Community Health (TOUCH) Award

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

June 2019 – June 2020
Chief Orthopaedic ResidentBeaumont Health, Farmington Hills/Dearborn Residency Program
July 2019 – June 2020
Program Evaluation Committee, Beaumont Health, Farmington Hills, MI Peer-elected position representing Farmington Hills/Dearborn Orthopaedic residents in evaluation and improvement of all aspects of the orthopaedic residency program
May 2019 – June 2020
Beaumont Health Graduate Medical Education Committee, Royal Oak, MIPeer-elected position representing all residents at the Farmington Hills campus for quarterly meetings regarding general resident education and interests in the Beaumont Health system.
May 2019 – June 2020
Beaumont Health Resident and Fellow Council, Royal Oak, MI Peer-elected position representing all residents at the Farmington Hills campus in evaluation and improvement residency education and resident employment interests
April 2013 – Present
Sigma Sigma Phi – Rho Chapter, Phoenix, AZMember of the national osteopathic honor society at the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Candidate Member
  • AOTrauma North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

Publications

  1. Flinn DC, Gurnea T, Gonzalez M, Dobrich J, Shul C, Althausen P. High Value Tibial Nail Utilization Improves Cost Without Compromising Outcomes: Experience at a Level II Trauma Center. Journal of Orthopaedic Experience and Innovation. In Press.
  2. Flinn DC, Gurnea T, Althausen P. Financial Impact of the surgical treatment of infection on the practice of orthopaedic trauma. Journal of Orthopaedic Business. 2021 June;1(1):1-3.
  3. Smith AC, Flinn DC, Jang Y, Faulkner AM, Dinnan KA. Traumatic Hemipelvectomy with a Contralateral Unstable Pelvis and Acetabular Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. JBJS Case Connect. 2017 JulSept;7(3):e52. PMID: 29252882

Presentations

  1. Flinn DC, Gurnea T, Althausen P. Financial Impact of the surgical treatment of infection on the practice of orthopaedic trauma. Nevada Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2021.
  2. Flinn DC, Molinari ASL, Faulkner AM, Jang Y. The Importance of quality intraoperative lateral radiographs to evaluate appropriate starting point of trochanteric entry Cephalomedullary nails. AOAO Spring annual 2020

Lecturer/Instructor

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Resident Fracture Course 2021, Fort Worth, TX

COURSES ATTENDED

November 2019
Smith & Nephew Advanced Surgical Approaches of Internal Fixation (SAIF), Memphis, TNCadaveric course for trauma fellows and 5th year residents regarding surgical approaches to trauma procedures
June 2019
AOTrauma Advanced Principles of Fracture Management, Phoenix, AZInstructional course regarding advanced principles of fracture fixation in periarticular and pelvic trauma
March 2019
Stryker Advanced Resident Course, Mahwah, NJ Cadaveric instructional course and educational discussion regarding the management of complex trauma patients
September 2016
AOTrauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management,Orlando, FLInstructional course regarding the basic principles of fracture fixation
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