David Flannery, MD

David Flannery, MD
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Department Genomic Medicine Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About David Flannery, MD

David B Flannery, MD, is the Director of Telegenetics and Digital Genetics, as well as a Staff Physician in Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute. He sees patients on Main Campus and via telegenetics technology. 

Dr. Flannery is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics. Dr. Flannery completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, and received his medical degree from Emory University. He completed his pediatrics residencies at the Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and the University of Virginia, and his fellowship in human genetics at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Flannery also earned a post-graduate certificate in Health Services Research and Health Economics from the Medical College of Georgia. He is board-certified in both Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics. 

A physician leader with a national reputation for shaping the policy and practice of medical genetics, Dr. Flannery has been a key figure in driving the adoption of telegenetics solutions. He has also been active internationally, representing the American Academy of Pediatrics on the World Health Organization’s Topic Advisory Group for the development of ICD-11 codes for genetics, as well as on the Pediatric Task Team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Dr. Flannery also served as an accreditation site visitor for the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and holds leadership positions with the American Medical Association. 

Dr. Flannery has nearly 40 years of clinical experience, including appointments at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and has published extensively in clinical genetics, telemedicine and dysmorphology, and is a frequent presenter at national meetings. Most recently, Dr. Flannery served as Medical Director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetics Collaboratives, and the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network.  

His specialty interests include general genetics, pediatric genetics, prenatal genetics, cardiovascular genetics, cancer genetics, telemedicine, and telegenetics.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College
Human Genetics
Richmond, VA USA

Residency - University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA USA

Residency - Emory University Hospitals and School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency
Atlanta, GA USA

Medical Education - Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Undergraduate - Columbia University
New York, NY USA


  • Clinical Genetics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatrics
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