About Dr. Flinn

About Dr. Flinn

Dr. George Flinn is running for U.S. Congress, District 8 in West Tennessee.

Dr. Flinn, a native of Memphis, attended East and Central High Schools. He worked his way through college at the University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

While working as an electrical engineer, Dr. Flinn became deeply interested in how radio and x-ray’s could be used for a myriad of purposes. He enrolled in the University of Tennessee Medical School (now Tennessee College of Health Sciences) and earned his M.D. in 1969. After interning at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Dr. Flinn returned to Memphis and completed his Radiology Residency at Methodist Hospital (now Methodist UT Hospital).

Dr. Flinn was appointed to work at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D. C. He was appointed by President Nixon to serve in the United States Public Health Service. It was during this time that he became instilled with the desire to serve his community and country.

Upon returning home to Tennessee, Dr. Flinn started an outpatient radiology practice. He combined electrical engineering, radio, and medicine to be one of the first to utilize the practice of teleradiology, providing diagnoses to patients in any part of the county in a rapid and convenient manner.

Today, Dr. Flinn has seven radiology offices that serve West Tennessee and North Mississippi, and is also the owner of Flinn Broadcasting, which operates over 40 radio and television stations throughout the country.