Research Funding

  • September 1, 2017 - May 31, 2019 - Developing Tools to Support the Appropriate Use of Surgery in Frail Older Adults, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: R21AG054208
  • April 15, 2014 - March 31, 2018 - Optimizing treatment for nursing home residents with acute cholecystitis, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: R01AG044425
  • September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2012 - Functional Outcomes After Major Surgery in Nursing Home Residents, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: K08AG028965
  • September 1, 2017 - May 31, 2019 - Developing Tools to Support the Appropriate Use of Surgery in Frail Older Adults, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: R21AG054208

Education

Yale University, B.A., 1985-1989, Classical Civilizations
Stanford University, 1991-1992, Post-bacc. Pre-med
Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1993-1997, Medicine 
Dartmouth Medical School, M.S., 2000-2002, Health Services Research

Honors & Awards

  • 2006-2011
    Beeson Scholar
  • 2015
    Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy of Medical Educators

Selected Publications

  1. Kalbfell E, Kata A, Buffington AS, Marka N, Brasel KJ, Mosenthal AC, Cooper Z, Finlayson E, Schwarze ML. Frequency of Preoperative Advance Care Planning for Older Adults Undergoing High-risk Surgery: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2021 Jul 01; 156(7):e211521.  View on PubMed
  2. Kalbfell EL, Buffington A, Kata A, Brasel KJ, Mosenthal AC, Cooper Z, Finlayson E, Schwarze ML. Expressions of conflict following postoperative complications in older adults having major surgery. Am J Surg. 2021 Jun 15.  View on PubMed
  3. Suskind AM, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Comparative Outcomes for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery among Nursing Home Residents and Matched Community Dwelling Older Adults. Reply. J Urol. 2021 07; 206(1):175.  View on PubMed
  4. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Nik-Ahd F, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Comparative outcomes for older adults undergoing surgery for bladder and bowel dysfunction. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Apr 05.  View on PubMed
  5. Seib CD, Suh I, Meng T, Trickey A, Smith AK, Finlayson E, Covinsky KE, Kurella Tamura M, Kebebew E. Patient Factors Associated With Parathyroidectomy in Older Adults With Primary Hyperparathyroidism. JAMA Surg. 2021 Apr 01; 156(4):334-342.  View on PubMed
  6. Donovan AL, Braehler MR, Robinowitz DL, Lazar AA, Finlayson E, Rogers S, Douglas VC, Whitlock EL, Anesthesia Resident Quality Improvement Committee . An Implementation-Effectiveness Study of a Perioperative Delirium Prevention Initiative for Older Adults. Anesth Analg. 2020 12; 131(6):1911-1922.  View on PubMed
  7. Whitlock EL, Braehler MR, Kaplan JA, Finlayson E, Rogers SE, Douglas V, Donovan AL. Derivation, Validation, Sustained Performance, and Clinical Impact of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Perioperative Delirium Risk Stratification Tool. Anesth Analg. 2020 12; 131(6):1901-1910.  View on PubMed
  8. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2021 01; 205(1):205.  View on PubMed
  9. Ma M, Zhang L, Rosenthal R, Finlayson E, Russell MM. The American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification Program and the Practicing Colorectal Surgeon. Semin Colon Rectal Surg. 2020 Nov; 31(4):100779.  View on PubMed
  10. Tang VL, Cenzer I, McCulloch CE, Finlayson E, Cooper Z, Silvestrini M, Ngo S, Schmitt EM, Inouye SK. Preoperative Depressive Symptoms Associated with Poor Functional Recovery after Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 12; 68(12):2814-2821.  View on PubMed
  11. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Comparative Outcomes for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery among Nursing Home Residents and Matched Community Dwelling Older Adults. J Urol. 2021 Jan; 205(1):199-205.  View on PubMed
  12. Smith EJT, Ramirez JL, Wu B, Zarkowsky DS, Gasper WJ, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. Living in a Food Desert is Associated with 30-day Readmission after Revascularization for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan; 70:36-42.  View on PubMed
  13. Tang VL, Jing B, Boscardin J, Ngo S, Silvestrini M, Finlayson E, Covinsky KE. Association of Functional, Cognitive, and Psychological Measures With 1-Year Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2020 05 01; 155(5):412-418.  View on PubMed
  14. Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Seib CD, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC. Patient complexity by surgical specialty does not correlate with work relative value units. Surgery. 2020 09; 168(3):371-378.  View on PubMed
  15. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Finlayson E. Time Spent Away from Home in the Year Following High-Risk Cancer Surgery in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 03; 68(3):505-510.  View on PubMed
  16. Chen CL, Jeffery MM, Krebs EE, Thiels CA, Schumacher MA, Schwartz AJ, Thombley R, Finlayson E, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Ward D, Dudley RA. Long-Term Trends in Postoperative Opioid Prescribing, 1994 to 2014. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 01; 4(1).  View on PubMed
  17. Schwarze ML, Buffington A, Tucholka JL, Hanlon B, Rathouz PJ, Marka N, Taylor LJ, Zimmermann CJ, Kata A, Baggett ND, Fox DA, Schmick AE, Berlin A, Glass NE, Mosenthal AC, Finlayson E, Cooper Z, Brasel KJ. Effectiveness of a Question Prompt List Intervention for Older Patients Considering Major Surgery: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2020 01 01; 155(1):6-13.  View on PubMed
  18. Tang V, Finlayson E, Covinsky K. Including the Family in Perioperative Care of Older Adults-A Call for HELP. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jan 01; 180(1):25-26.  View on PubMed
  19. Arsoniadis EG, Finlayson E, Potenti F. Is there a role for specialized geriatric centers in treating geriatric cancer patients? Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020 03; 46(3):383-386.  View on PubMed
  20. Kata A, Dutt M, Sudore RL, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Tang VL. What Matters? The Valued Life Activities of Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 11; 67(11):2305-2310.  View on PubMed

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