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

Colorectal surgeon

Dr. Emily Finlayson is a colorectal surgeon with expertise in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. She also is a specialist in minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Finlayson earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass. She trained in general surgery at UCSF and in colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In her postdoctorate training, she earned a master of science degree at the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School and completed a research fellowship with the VA Outcomes Group in White River Junction, Vt.. She was on faculty of 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 research addresses population-based surgical outcomes with a focus on functional outcomes in the frail elderly. She is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Center for Colorectal Surgery
2330 Post St., Suite 260
San Francisco, CA 94115-1799
Phone: (415) 885-3606
Fax: (415) 885-7678

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Emily Finlayson

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1997

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2002
UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2004
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Surgery 2005

Fellowships

Mayo Clinic, Colon & Rectal Surgery 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal reconstruction following anorectal tumor resection: an 18-year single-center experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):136-7.
  2. Robinson TN, Finlayson E. How to best forecast adverse outcomes following geriatric trauma: an ageless question? JAMA Surg. 2014 Aug 1; 149(8):773.
  3. Oresanya LB, Lyons WL, Finlayson E. Preoperative assessment of the older patient: a narrative review. JAMA. 2014 May 28; 311(20):2110-20.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ‚Äúrisk of major nonemergent inpatient general surgical procedures in patients on long-term dialysis‚Ä?. JAMA Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):143-4.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Finlayson E. Invited commentary. Gender influences treatment and survival in colorectal cancer surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Dec; 52(12):1991-3.
  12. 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.
  13. Finlayson E, Birkmeyer JD. Research based on administrative data. Surgery. 2009 Jun; 145(6):610-6.
  14. Breslin TM, Morris AM, Gu N, Wong SL, Finlayson EV, Banerjee M, Birkmeyer JD. Hospital factors and racial disparities in mortality after surgery for breast and colon cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug 20; 27(24):3945-50.
  15. Kryczek I, Banerjee M, Cheng P, Vatan L, Szeliga W, Wei S, Huang E, Finlayson E, Simeone D, Welling TH, Chang A, Coukos G, Liu R, Zou W. Phenotype, distribution, generation, and functional and clinical relevance of Th17 cells in the human tumor environments. Blood. 2009 Aug 6; 114(6):1141-9.
  16. Stoohs RA, Philip P, Andries D, Finlayson EV, Guilleminault C. Reaction time performance in upper airway resistance syndrome versus obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep Med. 2009 Oct; 10(9):1000-4.
  17. Kryczek I, Liu R, Wang G, Wu K, Shu X, Szeliga W, Vatan L, Finlayson E, Huang E, Simeone D, Redman B, Welling TH, Chang A, Zou W. FOXP3 defines regulatory T cells in human tumor and autoimmune disease. Cancer Res. 2009 May 1; 69(9):3995-4000.
  18. Finlayson E, Fan Z, Birkmeyer JD. Outcomes in octogenarians undergoing high-risk cancer operation: a national study. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Dec; 205(6):729-34.
  19. Finlayson E, Nelson H. Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct; 28(5):521-5.
  20. Finlayson E, Nelson H. Predicting quality in surgery. Br J Surg. 2005 Feb; 92(2):129-30.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.