Faculty Profiles

Emily Finlayson
M_Surgery
Professor

3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-885-7676
Emily.Finlayson@ucsf.edu

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Harvard University M.D. School of Medicine 1997

Interests

Functional Outcomes after Surgery, Geriatric Surgery, Research with Administrative Data

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In the News

Recent Articles (63)

Seib CD, Rochefort H, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Suh I, Shen WT, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Association of Patient Frailty With Increased Morbidity After Common Ambulatory General Surgery Operations. JAMA Surg. 2017 Oct 11.

Wick EC, Finlayson E. Frailty-Going From Measurement to Action. JAMA Surg. 2017 Aug 01; 152(8):757-758.

Taylor LJ, Rathouz PJ, Berlin A, Brasel KJ, Mosenthal AC, Finlayson E, Cooper Z, Steffens NM, Jacobson N, Buffington A, Tucholka JL, Zhao Q, Schwarze ML. Navigating high-risk surgery: protocol for a multisite, stepped wedge, cluster-randomised trial of a question prompt list intervention to empower older adults to ask questions that inform treatment decisions. BMJ Open. 2017 May 29; 7(5):e014002.

Suskind AM, Quanstrom K, Zhao S, Bridge M, Walter LC, Neuhaus J, Finlayson E. Overactive Bladder Is Strongly Associated With Frailty in Older Individuals. Urology. 2017 Aug; 106:26-31.

Pangilinan J, Quanstrom K, Bridge M, Walter LC, Finlayson E, Suskind AM. The Timed Up and Go Test as a Measure of Frailty in Urologic Practice. Urology. 2017 Aug; 106:32-38.

Berian JR, Rosenthal RA, Baker TL, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko CY, Russell MM. Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult: A Report From the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery. Ann Surg. 2017 Mar 08.

Suskind AM, Finlayson E. A Call for Frailty Screening in the Preoperative Setting. JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 152(3):240-241.

Suskind AM, Jin C, Walter LC, Finlayson E. Frailty and the Role of Obliterative versus Reconstructive Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A National Study. J Urol. 2017 Jun; 197(6):1502-1506.

Suskind AM, Walter LC, Zhao S, Finlayson E. Functional Outcomes After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr; 65(4):699-703.

Kaplan JA, Brinson Z, Hofer R, O'Sullivan P, Chang A, Horvath H, Chang GJ, Finlayson E. Early learners as health coaches for older adults preparing for surgery. J Surg Res. 2017 Mar; 209:184-190.

Velayos F, Kathpalia P, Finlayson E. Changing Paradigms in Detection of Dysplasia and Management of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is Colectomy Still Necessary? Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb; 152(2):440-450.e1.

Suskind AM, Finlayson E. Focus on Surgical Outcomes That Matter to Older Patients. JAMA Surg. 2016 Sep 21; 151(9):e161701.

Yeo H, Mao J, Abelson JS, Lachs M, Finlayson E, Milsom J, Sedrakyan A. Development of a Nonparametric Predictive Model for Readmission Risk in Elderly Adults After Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov; 64(11):e125-e130.

Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):153-158.

Suskind AM, Finlayson E. Thinking Beyond Age for Postacute Care After Major Abdominal Surgery: A New Surgical Era. JAMA Surg. 2016 Aug 01; 151(8):766-7.

Suskind AM, Finlayson E, Walter LC. Author Reply. Urology. 2016 Nov; 97:32.

Suskind AM, Jin C, Cooperberg MR, Finlayson E, Boscardin WJ, Sen S, Walter LC. Preoperative Frailty Is Associated With Discharge to Skilled or Assisted Living Facilities After Urologic Procedures of Varying Complexity. Urology. 2016 Nov; 97:25-32.

Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Sewell JL, Hofer RK, Mahadevan U, Varma MG, Finlayson E. A Novel Decision Aid for Surgical Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results of a Pilot Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jun; 59(6):520-8.

Brinson Z, Tang VL, Finlayson E. Postoperative Functional Outcomes in Older Adults. Curr Surg Rep. 2016 Jun; 4(6).

Yeo HL, O'Mahoney PR, Lachs M, Michelassi F, Mao J, Finlayson E, Abelson JS, Sedrakyan A. Surgical oncology outcomes in the aging US population. J Surg Res. 2016 Sep; 205(1):11-8.

Finlayson E, Cohan J. Center the Patient in the Decision Process: A Tool to Inform the Consent and Share the Decision-Making in Patients With Rectal Cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Mar; 59(3):163-4.

Suskind AM, Walter LC, Jin C, Boscardin J, Sen S, Cooperberg MR, Finlayson E. Impact of frailty on complications in patients undergoing common urological procedures: a study from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database. BJU Int. 2016 May; 117(5):836-42.

Cohan JN, Rhee JY, Finlayson E, Varma MG. Impact of Surgery on Relationship Quality in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Their Partners. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Dec; 58(12):1144-50.

Robinson JC, Brown TT, Whaley C, Finlayson E. Association of Reference Payment for Colonoscopy With Consumer Choices, Insurer Spending, and Procedural Complications. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 175(11):1783-9.

Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4.

Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Impact of Patient Age on Procedure Type for Ulcerative Colitis: A National Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Aug; 58(8):769-74.

Oresanya L, Zhao S, Gan S, Fries BE, Goodney PP, Covinsky KE, Conte MS, Finlayson E. Functional outcomes after lower extremity revascularization in nursing home residents: a national cohort study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun; 175(6):951-7.

Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery in frail and older adults. J Surg Res. 2015 Oct; 198(2):327-33.

Finlayson E. Reply to N.H. Turner et al and L. Dziki et al. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 20; 33(12):1412.

Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal flap reconstruction following oncologic anorectal extirpation: an outcomes assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e.

Gajdos C, Kile D, Hawn MT, Finlayson E, Henderson WG, Robinson TN. The significance of preoperative impaired sensorium on surgical outcomes in nonemergent general surgical operations. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan; 150(1):30-6.

Finlayson E. RAMPing up the quality of rectal cancer surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 20; 32(27):2938-9.

Robinson TN, Finlayson E. How to best forecast adverse outcomes following geriatric trauma: an ageless question? JAMA Surg. 2014 Aug; 149(8):773.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finlayson E. Invited commentary. Gender influences treatment and survival in colorectal cancer surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Dec; 52(12):1991-3.

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.

Finlayson E, Birkmeyer JD. Research based on administrative data. Surgery. 2009 Jun; 145(6):610-6.

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.

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 06; 114(6):1141-9.

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.

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 01; 69(9):3995-4000.

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.

Finlayson E, Nelson H. Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct; 28(5):521-5.

Finlayson E, Nelson H. Predicting quality in surgery. Br J Surg. 2005 Feb; 92(2):129-30.

Finlayson E, Clark OH. Surgical treatment of insulinomas. Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Jun; 84(3):775-85.

Goodney PP, Stukel TA, Lucas FL, Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Hospital volume, length of stay, and readmission rates in high-risk surgery. Ann Surg. 2003 Aug; 238(2):161-7.

Finlayson EV, Goodney PP, Birkmeyer JD. Hospital volume and operative mortality in cancer surgery: a national study. Arch Surg. 2003 Jul; 138(7):721-5; discussion 726.

Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Effects of hospital volume on life expectancy after selected cancer operations in older adults: a decision analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Mar; 196(3):410-7.

Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD, Stukel TA, Siewers AE, Lucas FL, Wennberg DE. Adjusting surgical mortality rates for patient comorbidities: more harm than good? Surgery. 2002 Nov; 132(5):787-94.

Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Should consumers trust hospital quality report cards? JAMA. 2002 Jun 26; 287(24):3206; author reply 3207-8.

Birkmeyer JD, Siewers AE, Finlayson EV, Stukel TA, Lucas FL, Batista I, Welch HG, Wennberg DE. Hospital volume and surgical mortality in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2002 Apr 11; 346(15):1128-37.

Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Outcomes in vascular surgery: volume versus certification. Surgery. 2001 Nov; 130(5):897-8.

Birkmeyer JD, Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer CM. Volume standards for high-risk surgical procedures: potential benefits of the Leapfrog initiative. Surgery. 2001 Sep; 130(3):415-22.

Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Operative mortality with elective surgery in older adults. Eff Clin Pract. 2001 Jul-Aug; 4(4):172-7.

Stoohs RA, Gingold J, Cohrs S, Harter R, Finlayson E, Guilleminault C. Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic hypertension in the older male. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996 Nov; 44(11):1295-300.

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