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Patricia W. Finn, MD

Professor and Head, Department of Medicine

Education and Training

1976 BA Anthropology, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
1980 MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1983 Intern & Residency, Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1986 Fellowship in Pulmonary medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, MA
1988 Research Fellow, Department of Immunology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA
1988 Research Fellow, Department of Immunology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA


Clinical Research

Dr. Finn’s research is primarily focused on the investigation of immune mediated pulmonary diseases.  Specifically, her laboratory analyzes mechanisms of T lymphocyte activation and in the development of pulmonary inflammatory disorders (e.g. transplantation, lung injury and asthma), as well as the interface between the innate and adaptive immune systems. She focuses on translational investigations and molecular biological studies in murine models (in vitro and in vivo) as well as human clinical studies. As additional methods to identify key regulatory immune pathways, Dr. Finn’s laboratory is also furthering the analysis of inflammatory models (transplantation, acute lung injury), incorporating bioinformatics approaches. In collaboration with Dr. David Perkins in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Finn has expanded her interests to include the effect of the microbiome in pulmonary disorders.

Publications