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Dr. Eric L. Flenaugh

Dr. Eric L. Flenaugh, MD FCCP

Director of GCC Advanced Diagnostic & Interventional Pulmonary Service, Director of Lung Nodule Clinic

Dr. Eric L. Flenaugh completed his pulmonary training at UTHSC- Houston & MD Anderson Cancer Center which included a formal training curriculum in Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Pulmonology Medicine. He was recruited by Morehouse School of Medicine and joined the Grady Health System to established a dedicated Advance Diagnostic & Interventional Pulmonary Service for the Georgia Cancer Center of Excellence. As part of the GHS Faculty he has perform grant funded and award winning research, published in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters, served on multiple hospital committees, established clinical service lines with development of practice guideline for the screening and diagnosis of lung cancer and performs skill assessment and didactic teaching for physicians and health centers nationally and internationally. Over the years Dr. Flenaugh has been recognized for his accomplishments and as a result has received the 2010 Georgia Research Alliance’s Distinguished Clinician and Scholar Award.


  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston


  • Morehouse

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Internship: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Residency: University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Honors & Awards

Georgia Research Alliance’s Distinguished Clinician and Scholar Award

Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science, American International School of Medicine

Presidential Inaugural Conference, Faculty Washington D.C. 2013

Faculty of the Year 2011

Dean’s Service Award 2011

Faculty Teacher of the Year

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

6th Leadership - Academic Physician Award, American College of Chest Physicians

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award


Eric L. Flenaugh, Marilyn Foreman. Pulmonary Perspectives: Enhanced Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy Technology. CHEST Physician. Vol. 11, No.8, pp 12-13. August 2016

EL Flenaugh, KH Mohammed. Initial Experience Using 4D Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System With Tip Tracked Instruments For Localization of Peripheral Lung Nodules. The Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine. 2016 Vol. 18 No.1

S Annangi, M G Foreman, H P Ravipati, S Nutakki, E Flenaugh. Racial Disparities In The Treatment Of Non-Surgical Patients With Lung Cancer. The Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine. 2016 Vol. 18 No. 1

Fraser MacKay, Eric L. Flenaugh. Pulmonary Perspectives: China’s Pulmonary Crisis. CHEST Physician. Vol. 12, No.6, pp 36-38. July 2017

Marilyn G Foreman, Victoria Lopez, Eric L Flenaugh. COUNTERPOINT: Is It Time for Pulmonary Concierge Practices? Not Yet Chest 2017 Feb 27;151(2):257-259. Epub 2016 Oct 27

Westney G, Foreman MG, Xu J, Henriques King M, Flenaugh E, Rust G. Impact of Comorbidities Among Medicaid Enrollees with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, United States, 2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2017 Apr 13; 14:E31

Brawley OW, Flenaugh EL. Low-Dose Spiral CT Screening and Evaluation Of The Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. Oncology (Williston Park). May 2014; 5:441-6

Foreman M, Akiode O, Flenaugh EL. Pulmonary Perspectives: Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer. Chest Physician February 2010; 3.

Flenaugh EL, Heisler M. Basic Principles of Mechanical Ventilation. In: Williams MV, ed. Comprehensive Hospital Medicine, 1st Ed. 87; 669-676. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2007.

Flenaugh, EL. Endosonography For Biopsy Of Mediastinal Nodes And Lung Cancer Staging. Kenneth L. Franco & Vinod H. Thourani, editors, Cardiothoracic Surgery Review

The Oncology Report; Oncology Practice Digital Network; Apr 7, 2014.

Family Practice News Digital Network, April 7, 2014

ACS Surgery News Digital Network, April 7, 2014

Internal Medicine News Digital Network, April 7, 2014

Chest Physician – Frontline Medical News, April 7, 2014

Vascular Specialist Digital Network, April 7, 2014