Dr. Flood trained at Columbia University in New York where she remained on faculty and rose to the rank of Professor with Tenure. She was recruited to UCSF as the Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology. She joined the faculty at Stanford University in Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 2014. After completing a clinical fellowship in Pain Medicine at Stanford, she has joined the Pain Medicine faculty and will practice both Pain Medicine and Obstetric Anesthesiology. Her longstanding research interests relate to pain pharmacology and women's health.