Timothy P. Flanigan, M.D., is Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division of The Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, and Brown Medical School. In 1991, he came to join Dr. Charles Carpenter to lead the HIV and AIDS program and was subsequently appointed Chief of Infectious Diseases in 1999 until stepping down in 2012. He spearheaded the HIV Care Program at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to develop improved treatments for HIV infection and has received NIH and CDC funding for over 30 years. He also co-directs the new Lifespan Lyme Disease Clinic.
As a byproduct of his work in corrections, he is the founder and president of the Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program to help break the cycle and support the children of parents with a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse to succeed in school, go to post-secondary education and to meet their full potential as self-sufficient, active participants in their communities. He has been recognized by the HIV Medicine Association for his community- based work with HIV-infected men and women. He received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Award in 2000. And the Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Physicians Rhode Island Chapter earlier this year.
Dr. Flanagan received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical School. In 2013, he was ordained a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic diocese of Providence, RI and serves at Saint Theresa’s and St. Christopher’s churches in Tiverton, RI. In 2014, he spent two months in Monrovia, Liberia, helping the Catholic medical clinics and hospitals respond to the Ebola epidemic. Dr. Flanagan has deep roots in Ireland on both sides of his family. His grandmother, Carmel Snow, came from Dublin to exhibit at Chicago’s World’s Fair in 1893. She went on to lead the fashion world as the editor of Harper’s Bazaar for many years. His father, Peter Flanigan, was a New Yorker with roots in Newcastle West, County Limerick. Dr. Flanigan is married to Luba Dumenco, M.D. and the proud father of five children. ♦