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Samuel R.G. Finlayson, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair, Department of Surgery

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Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Clinical Details

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University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Finlayson's clinical practice is in minimally invasive abdominal surgery, with a particular interest in benign and malignant diseases of the colon, abdominal wall hernias, and biliary disease.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7304 School of Medicine
Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Samuel R. G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah in June, 2013, following two years as the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a joint health services research initiative of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, Dr. Finlayson spent a decade at Dartmouth Medical School where he served as Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Director of the Surgical Residency Program. A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Finlayson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He was trained in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a fellowship in health services research at Dartmouth.

Dr. Finlayson has developed a national reputation as a health services researcher specifically focused on surgical access, quality, and outcomes. His specific interests include variation in use and outcomes of surgery, surgical care process innovation, surgeon workforce, and access to high quality surgical care in rural versus urban settings in the United States, and in low income and resource poor countries. His clinical practice is in minimally invasive abdominal surgery, with a particular interest in benign and malignant diseases of the colon, abdominal wall hernias, and biliary disease.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
General Surgery
Senior Resident
Research Fellow VA Medical Center
Surgical Outcomes Research
Research Fellow
Research Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgical Research
Research Fellow
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
General Surgery
Resident
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
General Surgery
Intern
Graduate Training Harvard School of Public Health
International Health
M.P.H.
Professional Medical Harvard Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Harvard College
East Asian Languages and Civilization
B.A.

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