Tulane Health System has promoted Sean Flinn to associate chief operating officer of Tulane Health System. In his new role, Flinn will primarily provide executive leadership to Tulane’s 28 ambulatory clinics throughout the New Orleans region.

Flinn joined Tulane Medical Center in 2014 as an administrative resident while completing his Master’s degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University. Upon graduating, he continued with Tulane as an administrative fellow and was soon promoted to director of operations for four of Tulane’s ambulatory clinics. Flinn became the administrative director of orthopedics in 2016, and most recently spent the last year as a health system vice president where he provided leadership, operational oversight and financial accountability for key service lines including orthopedics and general surgery. 

“Sean is a proven leader with a steadfast commitment to improving patient care through best practices and process improvement,” said Tom Patrias, Tulane Health System’s chief operating officer. “Under Sean’s leadership, Tulane’s orthopedic program has grown, the bariatric surgery program earned designation as a center of excellence, and outpatient physical therapy has expanded with several new stand-alone clinics throughout the greater New Orleans area. We are happy to promote him to the next level, and we look forward to what he will accomplish.”

During his tenure at Tulane, Sean has continuously earned the trust of the physicians, leaders and staff in and out of his span of control, Patrias added.

Flinn earned bachelor’s degree in management from the Tulane University A.B. School of Business and a Master’s of healthcare administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.