Research Funding

  • September 1, 2017 - May 31, 2020 - Developing Tools to Support the Appropriate Use of Surgery in Frail Older Adults , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R21AG054208
  • April 15, 2014 - March 31, 2020 - Optimizing treatment for nursing home residents with acute cholecystitis , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01AG044425
  • September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2012 - Functional Outcomes After Major Surgery in Nursing Home Residents , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: K08AG028965

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. Colley A, Finlayson E, Sosa JA, Wick E. "I wish someone had asked me earlier" - Perspectives on Advance Care Planning in Surgery. Ann Surg. 2022 Jul 18.  View on PubMed
  2. Greenberg AL, Lin JA, Colley A, Finlayson E, Bongiovanni T, Wick EC. Characteristics and Procedures Among Adults Discharged to Hospice After Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery in California. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2220379.  View on PubMed
  3. Chou WH, Covinsky K, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Finlayson E, Suskind AM. Functional and cognitive outcomes after suprapubic catheter placement in nursing home residents: A national cohort study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Oct; 70(10):2948-2957.  View on PubMed
  4. Shah SK, Adler RR, Xiang L, Clark CJ, Cooper Z, Finlayson E, Kim DH, Lin KJ, Lipsitz SR, Weissman JS. Patients living with dementia have worse outcomes when undergoing high-risk procedures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 May 30.  View on PubMed
  5. Van Kuiken ME, Zhao S, Covinsky K, Boscardin J, Finlayson E, Suskind AM. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2022 06; 207(6):1283.  View on PubMed
  6. Van Kuiken ME, Zhao S, Covinsky K, Boscardin J, Finlayson E, Suskind AM. Frailty Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Complications and Need for Repeat Procedures after Sling Surgery in Older Adults. J Urol. 2022 06; 207(6):1276-1284.  View on PubMed
  7. Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Hofer RK, Kelly YM, Kata A, Larsen C, Finlayson E. Ileostomy or ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: patient participation and decisional needs. BMC Gastroenterol. 2021 Sep 19; 21(1):347.  View on PubMed
  8. 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 07 01; 156(7):e211521.  View on PubMed
  9. 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 10; 222(4):670-676.  View on PubMed
  10. 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
  11. 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 08; 69(8):2210-2219.  View on PubMed
  12. 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 04 01; 156(4):334-342.  View on PubMed
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2021 01; 205(1):205.  View on PubMed
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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