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Department of Surgery »  Faculty »  General Surgery »  Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S.

Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Contact Information

415-885-3606 - Clinic Office
415-885-7678 - Clinic Fax
415-885-3625 - Academic Office
415-885-3886 - Academic Fax
Emily.Finlayson@ucsfmedctr.org

Education

  • 1985-89 Yale University, New Haven, CT- B.A., Arts
  • 1990-93 Stanford University, Stanford, CA - Pre-Med
  • 1993-97 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - M.D.
  • 2000-02 Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH - M.S.

Residencies

  • 1997-2000  University of California, San Francisco - Intern, General Surgery
  • 2002-04  University of California, San Francisco - Resident, General Surgery

Fellowships

  • 2000-02 V.A. Outcomes Group, V.A. Medical Center, White River Junction, VT - Fellow, Surgical Outcomes Research
  • 2004-05 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Fellow, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 2005
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2006

Program Affiliations

  • Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF

Clinical Expertise

Research Interests

  • Surgical outcomes in frail elderly patients

Biography

Dr. Emily Finlayson is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical areas of expertise include colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, with a focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques.

After completing her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, she trained in general surgery at UCSF and in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In her post-doctorate training, she received a Master of Science from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School and completed a research fellowship with the VA Outcomes Group in White River Junction, Vermont.  She was on faculty at the University of Michigan Department of Surgery and the Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation until she returned to UCSF in 2009. Her current research is in population-based surgical outcomes with a focus on functional outcomes in the frail elderly.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 28
  1. Gajdos C, Kile D, Hawn MT, Finlayson E, Henderson WG, Robinson TN. Advancing age and 30-day adverse outcomes after nonemergent general surgeries. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Sep; 61(9):1608-14. View in PubMed
  2. Oresanya LB, Finlayson E. Elective surgery in dialysis patients: realistic risk information from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database: comment on “risk of major nonemergent inpatient general surgical procedures in patients on long-term dialysis”. JAMA Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):143-4. View in PubMed
  3. Finlayson E, Zhao S, Varma MG. Outcomes after rectal cancer surgery in elderly nursing home residents. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Dec; 55(12):1229-35. View in PubMed
  4. Oresanya LB, Finlayson E. Elective Surgery in Dialysis Patients: Comment on "Risk of Major Nonemergent Inpatient General Surgical Procedures in Patients on Long-term Dialysis" Arch Surg. 2012 Oct 15; 1. View in PubMed
  5. Finlayson E, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Fries BE, Landefeld CS, Dudley RA. Functional status after colon cancer surgery in elderly nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 May; 60(5):967-73. View in PubMed
  6. Finlayson E, Wang L, Landefeld CS, Dudley RA. Major abdominal surgery in nursing home residents: a national study. Ann Surg. 2011 Dec; 254(6):921-6. View in PubMed
  7. Finlayson E, Maselli J, Steinman MA, Rothberg MB, Lindenauer PK, Auerbach AD. Inappropriate medication use in older adults undergoing surgery: a national study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Nov; 59(11):2139-44. View in PubMed
  8. Finlayson E. Invited commentary. Gender influences treatment and survival in colorectal cancer surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Dec; 52(12):1991-3. View in PubMed
  9. Finlayson E. Computed tomographic colonography for patients at high risk of colorectal cancer: trading accuracy for access and compliance. JAMA. 2009 Jun 17; 301(23):2498-9. View in PubMed
  10. Finlayson E, Birkmeyer JD. Research based on administrative data. Surgery. 2009 Jun; 145(6):610-6. View in PubMed
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