Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD

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Gynecologic Oncology | Female

Southwest Gynecologic Oncology 201 Cedar St SE Ste 304 Albuquerque, NM 87106 Get Directions
Dr. Karen Finkelstein, MD
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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Dr. Finkelstein's Care Philosophy

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.

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Albuquerque Office201 Cedar St SE Ste 304
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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(505) 843-7813Get Directions

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Dr. Finkelstein's Reviews

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4.3
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Finkelstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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 says...

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.

Dr. Finkelstein's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Finkelstein says...

We provide expert diagnosis, leading-edge treatment options, access to relevant clinical trials and individualized support, focusing solely on your healing and quality of life. Gynecological problems affect thousands of women, of all ages, everyday.  So if you are one of those affected, it is good to know that you can relay on our knowledge, experience, and focused support. We provide a range of treatments and services developed to help transform and improve the quality of women's lives across the Southwest.

Dr. Finkelstein says...

We provide expert diagnosis, leading-edge treatment options, access to relevant clinical trials and individualized support, focusing solely on your healing and quality of life. Gynecological problems affect thousands of women, of all ages, everyday.  So if you are one of those affected, it is good to know that you can relay on our knowledge, experience, and focused support. We provide a range of treatments and services developed to help transform and improve the quality of women's lives across the Southwest.

 As a private medical practice, Southwest is a gynecologic oncology pioneer in New Mexico providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care in all aspects of  gynecological cancer including radical surgery, chemotherapy, genetic counseling and minimally invasive surgery including the daVinci robotic surgery system.

Dr. Finkelstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Scleroderma
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center Ny Ny

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Unc Chapel Hill Hospitals

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    Columbia University Institute Of Human Nutrition

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Oophorectomy
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery