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.
Oresanya LB, Lyons WL, Finlayson E. Preoperative assessment of the older patient: a narrative review. JAMA. 2014 May 28; 311(20):2110-20. View in PubMed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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