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


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. 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.  View on PubMed
  2. Donovan AL, Braehler MR, Robinowitz DL, Lazar AA, Finlayson E, Rogers S, Douglas VC, Whitlock EL An Implementation-Effectiveness Study of a Perioperative Delirium Prevention Initiative for Older Adults.  View on PubMed
  3. 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.  View on PubMed
  4. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E Reply by Authors.  View on PubMed
  5. Ma M, Zhang L, Rosenthal R, Finlayson E, Russell MM The American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification Program and the Practicing Colorectal Surgeon.  View on PubMed
  6. 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.  View on PubMed
  7. 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.  View on PubMed
  8. 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.  View on PubMed
  9. 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.  View on PubMed
  10. 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.  View on PubMed
  11. 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.  View on PubMed
  12. 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.  View on PubMed
  13. Arsoniadis EG, Finlayson E, Potenti F Is there a role for specialized geriatric centers in treating geriatric cancer patients?  View on PubMed
  14. 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.  View on PubMed
  15. Tang V, Finlayson E, Covinsky K Including the Family in Perioperative Care of Older Adults-A Call for HELP.  View on PubMed
  16. Kata A, Dutt M, Sudore RL, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Tang VL What Matters? The Valued Life Activities of Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery.  View on PubMed
  17. Suskind AM, Kowalik C, Quanstrom K, Boscardin J, Zhao S, Reynolds WS, Mishra K, Finlayson E The impact of frailty on treatment for overactive bladder in older adults.  View on PubMed
  18. Kaplan JA, Tang V, Finlayson E How Did We Get Here? A Broader View of the Postoperative Period.  View on PubMed
  19. Seib CD, Finlayson E Invasive Procedures to Improve Function in Frail Older Adults: Do Outcomes Justify the Intervention?  View on PubMed
  20. Washington SL, Porten SP, Quanstrom K, Jin C, Bridge M, Finlayson E, Walter LC, Suskind AM The Association Between Race and Frailty in Older Adults Presenting to a Nononcologic Urology Practice.  View on PubMed

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