James Flaherty, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

James Flaherty

Contact Info


Office Address:
B515 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Anesthesiology Administration
MMC 294 Mayo
8294A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sydney Lusardo

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Medical School, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Residency, Anesthesiology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Stanford, CA

Fellowship, Regional Anesthesia, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, American Board of

Anesthesiology 2016 - Present

Minnesota Medical License 2016 - Present

ACLS 2015 - Present

DEA License 2015 - Present

Washington Medical License 2015 - 2017

California Medical License 2011 - 2016


Professional Associations

  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists 
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity, Professional Chapter 



1. Swenson Schalkwyk, A., Flaherty, J., Hess, D., & Horvath, B. (2020). Erector spinae catheter for post-thoracotomy pain control in a premature neonate. BMJ Case Reports.

2. Hanson, N. A. (Lead Author), Flaherty, J. M. (Corresponding Author), & Auyong, D. B. (2020). Reduced length of hospitalization and associated healthcare costs using an enhanced recovery pathway after kidney transplant surgery. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.

3. Flaherty, J., Hanson, N., Meier, A., & Lin, S.-e. (in press, accepted June 2019). Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Primary Open Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pain Medicine.

4. Flaherty, J., Elliot, C., & Wardhan, R. (2019). Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. Acute Pain Medicine. (pp. 117-129). Oxford University Press.

5. Flaherty, J. M. "Must Know Blocks for Ambulatory Surgery workshop", American Society of Anesthesiology annual meeting. (October 24, 2017).


Teaching Areas

Lecture, Management of Epidural and Peripheral Nerve

Catheters, University of Minnesota

2017 - Present

Distributed yearly to residents

Resident Lecture, Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery, University

of Minnesota

January 4, 2021

Lecture: Medical Students, Local Anesthetics (HHD3 Lecture


December 3, 2020

Lecture: Medical Student, Regional Anesthesia: PBLD June 23, 2020

Lecture: Medical Student, Regional Anesthesia PBLD June 3, 2020

Lecture: Medical Student, Regional Anesthesia PBLD May 7, 2020

Lecture: Medical Student, Regional Anesthesia PBLD April 15, 2020

Lecture, Medical Student Orientation for Anesthesiology

Clerkship, Lecturer

March 9, 2020

Lecture: Medical Student, Local Anesthetics (HHD3 Medical

Student Lecture Series)

December 5, 2019


Clinical Interests

Quality Improvement Projects: Improving Efficiency for East Bank Regional Anesthesia Patients Collaborators: James Flaherty, McGrath Susan, Spartz Ellen January 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018 Decreased the delay rate for patients undergoing nerve blocks as part of their pain control plan for surgery on the East Bank from 19% to 2% over a 6 month period. ERAS Spine Protocol Development Collaborators: James Flaherty, Darrell Randle September 2017 - June 2018