Ryan P. Flanagan


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Tripler AMC Pediatric Residency
Location: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Research Interests:
Evaluation of outcomes, cost, and quality in military beneficiaries undergoing congenital heart surgery and how changing referral practices may improve these outcomes.
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2003 BS in Civil Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana IL
2007 MD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD


Dr. Flanagan, the son of an Army Infantry Officer, was born in an Army Hospital in Nurnburg Germany. He began a career in the health professions working in EMS while completing his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He obtained his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University before completing a Pediatric Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology. He established the first Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at Fort Bragg while serving as the Womack AMC Chief of Continuing Medical Education, GMEC Ombudsman, and Assistant Chief of Pediatrics. In 2017 he assumed his current role as a Pediatric Cardiologist and Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Tripler Army Medical Center where he currently resides on Oahu with his wife Emily and their two children Patrick and Ivy.


Relative Change in LV MPI as a marker for Cellular Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation. 2013 Dec.

Atrial Rhabdomyoma Resection with Extracellular Matrix Reconstruction of the Right Atrial Free Wall in an Infant. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2016 Mar 18.

The Role of Screening ECGs in ROTC Cadets Applying for Flight Status. Military Medicine. 2010 Jul.

Severe Hiatal Hernia as a Cause of Failure to Thrive Discovered by Transthoracic Echocardiogram. Case Reports in Pediatrics. 2016 Nov.

Cardiac Physiology. Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs (2nd Edition). Springer Publishing 2013.

Vasodilators. Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs (2nd Edition). Springer Publishing 2013.

Ionotropics, Lusitropics, Vasodilators, and Vasoconstrictors. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Intensive Care. Springer Publishing Jul 2013.