Dr. David J. Finley, MD

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery • Male • Age 42

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Dr. Finley's Experience

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Care Philosophy

I am a thoracic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. My particular focus is minimally invasive surgery, such as Robotic surgery, for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary metastases, mediastinal tumors, thymomas, and pleural mesothelioma. I have a special interest in the use of Robotic VATS; a minimally invasive technique for diagnosing and treating lung and esophageal cancers. In an effort to reduce patient discomfort, I stage lung cancer using endobronchial ultrasound, EBUS, with needle biopsy. EBUS allows the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer to be performed in one setting, on an outpatient basis, with reduced risk, no scars, no incision, and minimal discomfort to patients. I am also co-director of MSKCC Airway Service, a multidisciplinary team that treats benign and malignant diseases of the airway.


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 2009
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Airway Stenting
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection for Pulmonary Neoplasia
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedures
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Achalasia
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Endodermal Sinus Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer

Background Check for Dr. Finley

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for New York.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999

Internship Hospital

Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
Complete in 2000

Residency Hospital

Loyola University Medical Center
Complete in 2002
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Complete in 2006

Fellowship Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Complete in 2007
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Complete in 2008
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Complete in 2008

Undergraduate Schools

Duke University
Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken by Dr. Finley & Staff

  • English

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