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John H. Flint, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9
(28 patient reviews and ratings)
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Elbow, Hand, Shoulder, Trauma, Wrist

Board-certified and fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeon Dr. John Flint joined Flagstaff Bone & Joint in 2010. After graduating summa cum laude from Brigham Young University, Dr. Flint completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and his residency program in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a top ten hospital for orthopaedic surgery. He then went on to receive fellowship training in surgery of the upper extremity at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During his training, he worked with hand surgeons trained at the Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital and trained under the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Dr. William Mallon. Dr. Flint cared for the triple-A baseball team the Durham Bulls during their run to become the 2009 International League Champions.

Dr. Flint has worked extensively on issues related to health policy, medical education, and legislative issues pertaining to orthopaedic patients. He has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., every year since 2007 to protect Medicare beneficiaries’ access to orthopaedic care. He is a contributing author on issues of health policy for AAOS Now, a monthly orthopaedic magazine.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Upper Extremity Surgery: Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., Chapel Hill, NC
  • Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Orthopaedic Society
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Pathfinder Accountable Care Organization, Board Member

Hospital Affiliations

  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Northern Arizona Healthcare Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Team Affiliations

  • Coconino High School
  • Northern Arizona University IceJacks Hockey
“Dr. Flint treated me a very kind and considerate professionalism. He explained what was happening to my hand and what my treatment options were at this time. I loved that he used the ultrasound to guide him in the steroid injection to maximize the benefits I might receive.”
– Helen B.


Medical Assistant
Paige Shafor, MA
(928) 213-6233

Surgical Scheduler
Ashley Christian
(928) 213-6225