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Dr. James Flynn

Dr. James Flynn

Dr. Jim Flynn is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame who jumped at the opportunity to return to South Bend upon the completion of his medical education in 2014.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Foot & Anke

Dr. Jim Flynn is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame who jumped at the opportunity to return to South Bend upon the completion of his medical education in 2014. Following his undergraduate years, he worked as a full-time volunteer at the Sr Maura Brannick Health Center. It was this commitment that not only solidified his interest in medicine, but also allowed him to make a strong connection with the South Bend community.

Dr. Flynn is a 2008 graduate of Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He was a chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Penn State and then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, learning to manage complexities of the lower extremity under the guidance of Dr. Steve Conti. He continues his medical education regularly, through research articles and courses on the latest techniques. His current scholastic interests include total ankle replacement and minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Flynn devotes his time to his family. He and his wife, Courtney, have two daughters and two sons, who fill each day with love and laughter. He enjoys coaching youth soccer and riding bikes with his children. The Flynn’s are also avid Notre Dame fans. You can regularly spot Dr. Flynn with his kids decked out in ND gear and cheering on the Irish

Medical Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Team Experience

  • Hershey Bears AHL Hockey

Consulting Physician

  • University of Notre Dame

Practice Emphasis: ankle fractures, ankle and foot arthritis, ankle replacement, Achilles ruptures, ankle sprains/instability, arthroscopy, tendinitis, Charcot deformity, bunions, hammertoes

Special procedures: total ankle replacement, Cartiva great toe replacement, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, PRP for Achilles tendinitis

Research Interests: outcomes following total ankle replacement

Disclosures: member of AAOS, AOFAS


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship-Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Medical School

  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of N.J., New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Practice Locations

  • 53880 Carmichael Drive
    South Bend, IN 46635
  • 60160 Bodnar Blvd
    Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • 2349 Lake Ave Suite 201
    Plymouth, IN 46563
  • 5218 Beck Drive Suite 10
    Elkhart, IN 46516

Hospital & Surgery Center Locations

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus
  • Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend
  • Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital - Mishawaka
Health Grades
  • Dr Flynn was on call to answer my evening call after a hip surgery. He was prompt, asked knowledgeable questions, offered options, and helped me choose the right solution to my problem. He was reassuring and considerate of my situation and made me feel comfortable after talking with him. Thank you!
  • Dr Flynn was a blessing in the middle of a nightmare! Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, my 17 year old daughter was in a car accident. She sustained the worst possible ankle injury, an open fracture of her talus bone. My brother and sister in law are close friends with another wonderful SBO/AOA doctor, who called Dr Flynn at home. Dr Flynn was not on call, but he came in and performed the difficult surgery. He has been nothing short of amazing at every follow-up appointment. We are grateful!
  • Dr. James Flynn has been one of the most wonderful doctors I have every had. He is more human like than doctor like. Friendly, caring, and truly listens when you are asking questions. I would place Dr. Flynn on the top of my list of Heaven sent surgeons. His Staff is also wonderful. I am 110% satisfied with my surgery and recovery. There isn't enough stars to give him.
  • Very friendly, takes his time explaining injuries and procedures and an excellent surgeon.
  • Polite, spoke to me so that I understood what he was saying, made sure all my questions were answered. I left with more knowledge of my injury than I went in with.
  • South bend Lions
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Saint Joseph Health System
  • Beacon Health System
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Smith+Nephew
  • DePuy Synthes