Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD

Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in Albuquerque, NM. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Read her story

201 Cedar St SE Ste 304

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 843-7813

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Uterine Fibroids
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more than 99% of peers
Ovarian Cysts
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Dr. Finkelstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Finkelstein "In 2006, Dr. Finkelstein joined Southwest Gynecological Associates in New Mexico. Dr. Finkelstein is a licensed medical physician in gynecological oncology in New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. Prior to relocating to New Mexico, Dr. Finkelstein practiced as an Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Gynecologic Oncology between 2004 and 2006. Dr. Finkelstein completed her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at UNC – Chapel Hill after completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Finkelstein graduated Magna CumLaude from medical school in Brooklyn from State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Finkelstein also has a Masters in Biochemical Nutrition from Columbia University in New York and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English from Duke University. Married to her husband Matt, Dr. Finkelstein has two young children and enjoys time with family, traveling, swimming, and writing in her free time."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Finkelstein "Dr. Finkelstein is dedicated to compassionate care for women suffering from all types of gynecological cancer.

Dr. Finkelstein is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in OB/Gyn and Gyn Oncology. She is a leading gynecological oncology surgeon that excels at minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

Dr. Finkelstein actively supports clinical research in New Mexico and is an executive board member of the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance."



  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neutropenia
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer


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  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Oophorectomy
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Unc Chapel Hill Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Columbia University Institute Of Human Nutrition
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Finkelstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Finkelstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Finkelstein to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Finkelstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Albuquerque |
Dr. Finkelstein is a decent person. Some days she will be cold and calculated while other days she's sympathetic and kind. I guess it depends on how she feels that particular day. Her chemo suite is the most unfriendly environment. You're only allowed 1 guest at a time. They pretend they're busy in the back when in fact there are numerous seats available for other patients. If you want a friendly warm environment when receiving chemo, go somewhere else. This place is not for you.
Denver, CO |
I was referred to Dr. Finkelstein by my MD in Durango, CO. She was very knowledgeable, on time for my follow-up appointments and I was pleased with my surgery.
Los Lunas, NM |
I have been a patient of Dr. Finkelstein for a year & 8 months. I was referred to her practice with a late stage ovarian cancer diagnosis. From our first meeting, she has shown incredible compassion as well as knowledge in current & cutting edge treatments. She has knowledge of drug trials that could potentially benefit her patients & helps to get them included if they qualify. I truly believe her positivity & wealth of knowledge in today's treatments gives us patients the best chance possible.
in Las Cruces |
Absolutely amazing doctor and staff. Throughout this entire experience she's been phenomenal and made sure I understood everything (procedures, next steps, etc). Couldn't ask for a better doctor
in Gallup, NM |
Her staff that she has are all very professional and courteous. She got to the point and gave me options for my care and let me choose my own path. She was quick and to the point and I did deal with her staff more than I did her but she did have a Lobby full of patients. She answered all my questions even the embarrassing ones and didn't once make me feel like I didn't matter. Everything was explained by her or her staff and every call and message I left was returned. Very happy with outcome
Albuquerque, NM |
Dr. Finklestein was very professional and her assessment of me was thorough and well though out.
in New mexico |
She did not take time to explain diagnosis or treatment. Bad bedside manner. Do not recommend.
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Dr. Finkelstein accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid Assignment
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Finkelstein has admitting privileges

Lovelace Medical Center
601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
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Lovelace Women's Hospital
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Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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