Emily Finlayson, MD, MS, FACS

Professor of Surgery

2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
M.D., 1997 - School of Medicine, Harvard University
  1. Colley A, Finlayson E, Sosa JA, Wick E. "I wish someone had asked me earlier" - Perspectives on Advance Care Planning in Surgery. 2022. PMID: 35848744

  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. 2022. PMID: 35793086

  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. 2022. PMID: 35696283

  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. 2022. PMID: 35637607

  5. Van Kuiken ME, Zhao S, Covinsky K, Boscardin J, Finlayson E, Suskind AM. Reply by Authors. 2022. PMID: 35232227

  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. 2022. PMID: 35060760

  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. 2021. PMID: 34538236

  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. Volume 156 of Issue 7. 2021. PMID: 33978693

  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. 2021. PMID: 34218931

  10. 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. 2021. PMID: 33404646

  11. 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. Volume 131 of Issue 6. 2020. PMID: 33105281

  12. 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. Volume 131 of Issue 6. 2020. PMID: 33105280

  13. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky K, Finlayson E. Reply by Authors. 2020. PMID: 33112710

  14. Ma M, Zhang L, Rosenthal R, Finlayson E, Russell MM. The American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification Program and the Practicing Colorectal Surgeon. Volume 31 of Issue 4. 2020. PMID: 33041604

  15. 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. Volume 68 of Issue 12. 2020. PMID: 32898280

  16. 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. Volume 70. 2020. PMID: 32628994

  17. 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. 2020. PMID: 32159753

  18. 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. Volume 168 of Issue 3. 2020. PMID: 32336468

  19. 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. 2020. PMID: 31981366

  20. 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. Volume 4 of Issue 1. 2020. PMID: 32159068

  21. 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. Volume 155 of Issue 1. 2020. PMID: 31664452

  22. Tang V, Finlayson E, Covinsky K. Including the Family in Perioperative Care of Older Adults-A Call for HELP. 2019. PMID: 31633747

  23. Arsoniadis EG, Finlayson E, Potenti F. Is there a role for specialized geriatric centers in treating geriatric cancer patients? Volume 46 of Issue 3. 2019. PMID: 32005554

  24. Kata A, Dutt M, Sudore RL, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Tang VL. What Matters? The Valued Life Activities of Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery. Volume 67 of Issue 11. 2019. PMID: 31400227

  25. 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. 2019. PMID: 31286561

  26. Kaplan JA, Tang V, Finlayson E. How Did We Get Here? A Broader View of the Postoperative Period. Volume 37 of Issue 3. 2019. PMID: 31337475

  27. Seib CD, Finlayson E. Invasive Procedures to Improve Function in Frail Older Adults: Do Outcomes Justify the Intervention? Volume 179 of Issue 3. 2019. PMID: 30715086

  28. 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. Volume 127. 2019. PMID: 30822479

  29. Hornor MA, Tang VL, Berian J, Robinson TN, Coleman J, Katlic MR, Rosenthal RA, Christensen K, Baker T, Finlayson E, Lagoo-Deenadaayalan SA, Ko CY, Russell MM. Optimizing the Feasibility and Scalability of a Geriatric Surgery Quality Improvement Initiative. Volume 67 of Issue 5. 2019. PMID: 30747992

  30. Tang V, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Covinsky K, Walter LC, Esserman L, Mukhtar R, Finlayson E. Functional Status and Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents. 2018. PMID: 30167636

  31. Whitlock EL, Finlayson E. Depth of Propofol Sedation and Postoperative Delirium: The Jury Is Still Out. Volume 153 of Issue 11. 2018. PMID: 30090922

  32. Kata A, Sudore R, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Ngo S, Tang VL. Increasing Advance Care Planning Using a Surgical Optimization Program for Older Adults. Volume 66 of Issue 10. 2018. PMID: 30289968

  33. Seib CD, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Patient Frailty Should Be Used to Individualize Treatment Decisions in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 2018. PMID: 29696330

  34. Berian JR, Zhou L, Russell MM, Hornor MA, Cohen ME, Finlayson E, Ko CY, Rosenthal RA, Robinson TN. Postoperative Delirium as a Target for Surgical Quality Improvement. 2017. PMID: 28742701

  35. Suskind AM, Zhao S, Walter LC, Boscardin WJ, Finlayson E. Mortality and Functional Outcomes After Minor Urological Surgery in Nursing Home Residents: A National Study. 2018. PMID: 29572851

  36. Berian JR, Baker TL, Rosenthal RA, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko CY, Russell MM. Application of the RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology to a Large Multidisciplinary Stakeholder Group Evaluating the Validity and Feasibility of Patient-Centered Standards in Geriatric Surgery. 2018. PMID: 29569262

  37. 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. Volume 153 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 29049457

  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. Volume 267 of Issue 2. 2018. PMID: 28277408

  39. Fleming F, Gaertner W, Ternent CA, Finlayson E, Herzig D, Paquette IM, Feingold DL, Steele SR. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Colorectal Surgery. Volume 61 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 29219916

  40. Colley A, Finlayson E. Treatment Intensity After Traumatic Brain Injury: More Is Not Better. Volume 153 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 28975229

  41. Min L, Hall K, Finlayson E, Englesbe M, Palazzolo W, Chan CL, Hou H, Miller A, Diehl KM. Estimating Risk of Postsurgical General and Geriatric Complications Using the VESPA Preoperative Tool. Volume 152 of Issue 12. 2017. PMID: 28768325

  42. Berian JR, Zhou L, Hornor MA, Russell MM, Cohen ME, Finlayson E, Ko CY, Robinson TN, Rosenthal RA. Optimizing Surgical Quality Datasets to Care for Older Adults: Lessons from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot. Volume 225 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 29054389

  43. Wick EC, Finlayson E. Frailty-Going From Measurement to Action. 2017. PMID: 28467521

  44. Suskind AM, Finlayson E. Author Reply. Volume 106. 2017. PMID: 28579211

  45. 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. Volume 7 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28554911

  46. Suskind AM, Quanstrom K, Zhao S, Bridge M, Walter LC, Neuhaus J, Finlayson E. Overactive Bladder Is Strongly Associated With Frailty in Older Individuals. Volume 106. 2017. PMID: 28502833

  47. 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. Volume 106. 2017. PMID: 28477941

  48. Cohan J, Finlayson E. Delivery Mode in Pregnant Patients with IBD: Uncertainty Remains. Volume 23 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28426454

  49. Kaplan JA, Finlayson E, Auerbach AD. Impact of Multimodality Pain Regimens on Elective Colorectal Surgery Outcomes. Volume 83 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 28424140

  50. Suskind AM, Finlayson E. A Call for Frailty Screening in the Preoperative Setting. Volume 152 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 27902810

  51. Suskind AM, Jin C, Walter LC, Finlayson E. Frailty and the Role of Obliterative versus Reconstructive Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A National Study. Volume 197 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 27939512

  52. Suskind AM, Walter LC, Zhao S, Finlayson E. Functional Outcomes After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Nursing Home Residents. Volume 65 of Issue 4. 2016. PMID: 27918098

  53. 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. Volume 209. 2016. PMID: 28032558

  54. 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. Volume 64 of Issue 11. 2016. PMID: 27650646

  55. Suskind AM, Finlayson E. Focus on Surgical Outcomes That Matter to Older Patients. Volume 151 of Issue 9. 2016. PMID: 27409232

  56. 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. Volume 32 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27605004

  57. Suskind AM, Finlayson E, Walter LC. Author Reply. Volume 97. 2016. PMID: 27492666

  58. Suskind AM, Finlayson E. Thinking Beyond Age for Postacute Care After Major Abdominal Surgery: A New Surgical Era. Volume 151 of Issue 8. 2016. PMID: 27144382

  59. 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. Volume 97. 2016. PMID: 27392651

  60. 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. Volume 59 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 27145309

  61. Brinson Z, Tang VL, Finlayson E. Postoperative Functional Outcomes in Older Adults. Volume 4 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 28344894

  62. 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. Volume 205 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 27620993

  63. 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. Volume 117 of Issue 5. 2016. PMID: 26691588

  64. Cohan JN, Rhee JY, Finlayson E, Varma MG. Impact of Surgery on Relationship Quality in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Their Partners. Volume 58 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 26544811

  65. Robinson JC, Brown TT, Whaley C, Finlayson E. Association of Reference Payment for Colonoscopy With Consumer Choices, Insurer Spending, and Procedural Complications. Volume 175 of Issue 11. 2015. PMID: 26348851

  66. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Impact of Patient Age on Procedure Type for Ulcerative Colitis: A National Study. Volume 58 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 26163956

  67. 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. Volume 75 of Issue 2. 2015. PMID: 24317239

  68. 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. Volume 175 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 25844523

  69. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery in frail and older adults. Volume 198 of Issue 2. 2015. PMID: 25937568

  70. Finlayson E. Reply to N.H. Turner et al and L. Dziki et al. Volume 33 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 25800761

  71. 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. Volume 135 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 25539325

  72. 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. Volume 150 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 25409305

  73. Finlayson E. RAMPing up the quality of rectal cancer surgery. Volume 32 of Issue 27. 2014. PMID: 25092784

  74. Robinson TN, Finlayson E. How to best forecast adverse outcomes following geriatric trauma: an ageless question? Volume 149 of Issue 8. 2014. PMID: 24920098

  75. Oresanya LB, Lyons WL, Finlayson E. Preoperative assessment of the older patient: a narrative review. Volume 311 of Issue 20. 2014. PMID: 24867014

  76. Gajdos C, Kile D, Hawn MT, Finlayson E, Henderson WG, Robinson TN. Advancing age and 30-day adverse outcomes after nonemergent general surgeries. Volume 61 of Issue 9. 2013. PMID: 23927841

  77. Finlayson E, Zhao S, Varma MG. Outcomes after rectal cancer surgery in elderly nursing home residents. Volume 55 of Issue 12. 2012. PMID: 23135580

  78. Finlayson E, Zhao S, Boscardin WJ, Fries BE, Landefeld CS, Dudley RA. Functional status after colon cancer surgery in elderly nursing home residents. Volume 60 of Issue 5. 2012. PMID: 22428583

  79. Finlayson E, Wang L, Landefeld CS, Dudley RA. Major abdominal surgery in nursing home residents: a national study. Volume 254 of Issue 6. 2011. PMID: 22020197

  80. Finlayson E, Maselli J, Steinman MA, Rothberg MB, Lindenauer PK, Auerbach AD. Inappropriate medication use in older adults undergoing surgery: a national study. Volume 59 of Issue 11. 2011. PMID: 21883113

  81. Finlayson E, Birkmeyer JD. Research based on administrative data. Volume 145 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19486760

  82. 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. Volume 27 of Issue 24. 2009. PMID: 19470926

  83. 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. Volume 114 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19470694

  84. Stoohs RA, Philip P, Andries D, Finlayson EV, Guilleminault C. Reaction time performance in upper airway resistance syndrome versus obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Volume 10 of Issue 9. 2009. PMID: 19410510

  85. 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. Volume 69 of Issue 9. 2009. PMID: 19383912

  86. Finlayson E, Fan Z, Birkmeyer JD. Outcomes in octogenarians undergoing high-risk cancer operation: a national study. Volume 205 of Issue 6. 2007. PMID: 18035254

  87. Finlayson E, Nelson H. Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer. Volume 28 of Issue 5. 2005. PMID: 16199994

  88. Finlayson E, Nelson H. Predicting quality in surgery. Volume 92 of Issue 2. 2005. PMID: 15685699

  89. Finlayson E, Clark OH. Surgical treatment of insulinomas. Volume 84 of Issue 3. 2004. PMID: 15145234

  90. Goodney PP, Stukel TA, Lucas FL, Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Hospital volume, length of stay, and readmission rates in high-risk surgery. Volume 238 of Issue 2. 2003. PMID: 12894006

  91. Finlayson EV, Goodney PP, Birkmeyer JD. Hospital volume and operative mortality in cancer surgery: a national study. Volume 138 of Issue 7. 2003. PMID: 12860752

  92. Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD, Stukel TA, Siewers AE, Lucas FL, Wennberg DE. Adjusting surgical mortality rates for patient comorbidities: more harm than good? Volume 132 of Issue 5. 2002. PMID: 12464861

  93. Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Should consumers trust hospital quality report cards? Volume 287 of Issue 24. 2002. PMID: 12076205

  94. 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. Volume 346 of Issue 15. 2002. PMID: 11948273

  95. Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Outcomes in vascular surgery: volume versus certification. Volume 130 of Issue 5. 2001. PMID: 11685203

  96. Birkmeyer JD, Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer CM. Volume standards for high-risk surgical procedures: potential benefits of the Leapfrog initiative. Volume 130 of Issue 3. 2001. PMID: 11562662

  97. Finlayson EV, Birkmeyer JD. Operative mortality with elective surgery in older adults. 2001. PMID: 11525104

  98. Stoohs RA, Gingold J, Cohrs S, Harter R, Finlayson E, Guilleminault C. Sleep-disordered breathing and systemic hypertension in the older male. 1996. PMID: 8909343