You have an amazing bedside manner. Thank you so much for taking all this time to explain everything to me. I really, really appreciate it.
- ENT Patient, February 4, 2020
Anna is great to work with in the OR. She has a great rapport with OR staff from all services. Always extremely helpful in the rooms, knowledgeable on the case and a pleasure to work with.
- ENT Operating Room (OR) Nurse, evaluation on December 1, 2019
Anna is fantastic in clinic. Even the busiest clinics run smooth. She is efficient, organized, focused, and caring beyond measure. She is always on time and enjoyable to be around. Her attention to detail is incomparable. Keep rockin' it Anna!!
- ENT Clinic Nurse, evaluation on December 1, 2019
Anna often goes above and beyond when it comes to patient care. She is very thoughtful in her approach to new problems/difficult cases. She is a good resource for her Junior residents, always available to support them or answer questions and guide them.
- Dr. Stacie Gregory, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, evaluation on November 29, 2019
Anna has had a moderate amount of time with me in the OR and clinic over the past 4 months. She has really improved with regard to her rhinologic surgical skills. She has excellent dexterity when working with endoscopes. I have no doubt that she will continue to improve and excel in this area. She is very efficient both in clinic and with documentation.
- Director of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, evaluation on November 21, 2019
Anna is a wonderful resident to work with. She has a great attitude, keeps a fun atmosphere around the room, and is always open to teaching and interacting with students during surgery.
- Medical Student, Surgery Clerkship, evaluation on November 8, 2019
Anna goes above and beyond every day to ensure patient care is always first on her priority list. Her work ethic is a PD's dream. Thank you for your hard work!
- Dr. Dana Crosby, Residency Program Director (PD), evaluation on August 26, 2019
Dr. Flaherty displayed good clinical skills and judgement in the clinic. Her evaluations were complete and appropriate. In the operating room she performed a basic mastoidectomy at a level beyond her limited experience. She knows the basic anatomy, displays appropriate judgment in her ability, communicates well, and understood the complications of the operation.
- Dr. Carol Bauer, American Otological Society President (2018-19), evaluation on August 14, 2019
Anna does very well in clinic and in the OR - always prepared and researches her patients issues to the fullest - provides excellent quality care.
- Dr. Sandra Ettema, Otolaryngology Department Interim Co-Chair, evaluation on August 4, 2019
Anna is a fantastic resident who consistently goes above and beyond what is required and expected of residents. She cares deeply about patients and is passionate about patient care. Anna is a very strong surgeon.
- Dr. Dana Crosby, Otolaryngology Department Interim Co-Chair, evaluation on July 29, 2019
Very personable and helpful. One of my favorite docs!
- ENT Patient, evaluation on March 8, 2019
Very personable & thorough. Showed genuine care.
- ENT Patient, evaluation on March 8, 2019
Appreciate her willingness to take time to teach students suturing. She always made sure to incorporate me into the cases and ask me questions to make sure I was following what was going on. She also answered my
questions in depth.
- Medical Student, Surgery Clerkship, evaluation on November 16, 2018
Anna is an excellent resident who is always willing to step up to a challenge and do what is right for patient care. She is a very good surgeon and has a good team attitude that is refreshing.
- Dr. Dana Crosby, Otolaryngology Department Interim Co-Chair, evaluation on April 16, 2018
So I cannot praise Anna more - all the skills noted above are EXCELLENT for her level of training. She has shown great strides in her knowledge base and is dedicated to all of the patients that she sees with me. She is prepared for clinic and cases and she really goes the extra mile in determining proper treatment and looking at the patient as a whole. Her histories are detailed, her DDx are excellent, clinical reasoning is very thorough and thought through and if she doesn't understand something she looks it up and explains why, and her efficiency and patient/doctor rapport is great!
- Dr. Sandra Ettema, Otolaryngology Department Interim Co-Chair, evaluation on March 1, 2018
Excellent resident. Very forceful advocate for what she feels is appropriate for the patient.
- Dr. Richard Bass, Otolaryngology Faculty, evaluation on October 24, 2017
Dr. Flaherty is a joy to work with. She is very good and knowledgeable considering her year in residency!
- ENT Nurse, evaluation on February 20, 2017
Dr. Flaherty is a great resident. She is helpful, kind and compassionate. She treats the patient, as well as the staff, with respect. She really seems to love her field of medicine and it shows with her work!
- ENT Nurse, evaluation on February 20, 2017
Anna is very personable and responsive to both patients and staff. She treats everyone with kindness and respect.
- ENT Nurse, evaluation on February 13, 2017
Dr. Flaherty develops very good rapport with staff in a timely manner. You quickly get the sense that she knows what she wants to do and then she makes sure you understand what she expects your part is in that plan. She does a great job of evaluating the knowledge level of her support staff and giving them the information they need to complete their tasks.
- ENT Nurse, evaluation on February 10, 2017
Anna is great to work with. Always helpful. Friendly and great attitude!!
- ENT Nurse, evaluation on February 6, 2017
She assisted Dr. Hoffman with the surgeries performed @ Bflo. General hospital. very professional &dedicated. She took the time showing x-rays of my bowels & what must occur for me to go forward.Stopped by my room often to see how I was doing. Truly professional. I wish I could rate her with ********** stars (10 stars!!)
- Patient Michael Szymanski, submitted to healthgrades on March 15, 2016
Anna is a natural leader - unassuming, incredibly bright, intuitive and always pleasant to be around. I was very impressed with her ability to relate to the students and encourage them to think critically and thoughtfully at all times. She pushed them, but always with encouragement and support. She is a gifted teacher and wonderful asset to the medical field! Was truly a pleasure having her lead the group!
- Dr. Natalie Parsa, Re: performance as tutor to first-year medical students on May 14, 2015
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Anna Flaherty as a candidate for otolaryngology residency. Anna rotated on our service earlier in the year and the entire team was very impressed with her outstanding performance. She had the strongest knowledge base of any of the medical students on the service and quickly demonstrated her ability to master the assigned readings. She also developed a disciplined self study program which was evidenced by her superior performance on rounds and in academic conferences. Anna clearly has a high level of commitment to otolaryngology and functions well beyond what I would expect of a fourth year medical student. Her personal story and background reflect a drive which make her a uniquely qualified applicant.
In summary, Anna is an incredibly dedicated and talented medical student who will undoubtedly thrive and excel in any residency training program. I am proud to give her my highest recommendation.
- Dr. Scott Roofe, comments from Letter of Recommendation on September 11, 2014
Ms. Flaherty has maintained an exceptionally high level of academic performance and demonstrated
competency throughout the curriculum at John A Burns School of Medicine. Recurrent themes
reflected in her evaluations indicate that she is very passionate and extremely motivated in her
learning, is very conscientious and hard working with an excellent work ethic, is proactive and takes
the initiative, is mature, possesses an excellent knowledge base, demonstrates very good clinical
reasoning and judgment, has excellent clinical and surgical skills, operates at a level beyond that of
her training, possesses very good interpersonal and communication competencies, is a great team
player, is very compassionate and professional.
Anna has an ardent desire to pursue a career in Otorhinolaryngology. She is well suited and highly
motivated to do so and will be a great asset to any program. She is a serious student who has
worked extremely hard to overcome adversity, and grown immeasurably as a result. She will be an
excellent resident and future ENT specialist. She is very highly recommended.