Radiologist Running For Congress

ACR Fellow, Dr. George S. Flinn, Jr., earned 64% of the vote on August 2nd in beating three opponents to win the Republican primary in Tennessee’s 9th congressional district.

Dr. Flinn worked his way through the University of Mississippi earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. While working as an electrical engineer, Dr. Flinn became deeply interested in how radio waves could be used for a myriad of purposes. He enrolled in the University of Tennessee medical school and earned his medical degree in radiology in 1969. After interning at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Flinn returned to Memphis and completed his Radiology residency at Memphis Hospital.

Dr. Flinn was appointed by the President of the United States to work at the National Institute of Health in Washington, D. C. while serving as a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. It was during this time that George became instilled with the desire to serve his community. Upon returning home to Tennessee, Dr. Flinn started an outpatient radiology practice. He was one of the first to implement the practice of teleradiology so as to provide diagnoses to patients in any part of the county in a convenient manner. Today, Dr. Flinn has seven radiology offices that serve West Tennessee and North Mississippi. He is also the owner of Flinn Broadcasting with 40 radio and television stations throughout the country.

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