Ellen Marie Flanagan
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology

I am the  medical director for the Duke Anesthesiology Perioperative Anesthesia and Surgical Screening Clinic (PASS Clinic). The PASS Clinic provides careful attention to patients perioperative medical and social needs, facilitates care coordination, enhances patient safety through innovative proactive management and preventive health of at-risk patient populations.  The clinic uses evidence based medicine and best clinical practices to iteratively improve patient care throughout the Duke Health System.

I enjoy collaborating with anesthesiologists, surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses and patients to use the surgical episode as a teachable moment to engage patients and their loved ones to improve surgical outcomes and to help facilitate personal growth and change in an often stressful and challenging chapter of life.

I am also the medical director for Duke’s Inaugural Culinary Medicine 4th year medical student elective.  This elective seeks to train future doctors in nutrition and culinary skills.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 2301 Erwin Road, 5691C Hafs Building, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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