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01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. David Finley received his medical degree from the University of Vermont’s Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine and completed a prestigious thoracic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He uses cutting-edge technologies in his approach to thoracic medicine, offering robotic surgery options whenever they provide benefits.

As Director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Finley encourages an individualized and team based approach to the treatment of thoracic malignancies like mesothelioma. He also believes thoracic medicine should emphasize both prevention and early detection of lung, chest and esophageal cancers.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thoracic surgery, robotic thoracic surgery, mediastinal tumors, chest wall trauma, rib fractures and pre-operative exercise programs.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, ACS Fellow, named one of Castle Connolly’s Regional Top Doctors

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for General Surgery at Loyola University
  • Residency for General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Medical Degree from Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
03. Publications


Discrimination of benign and malignant thyroid nodules by molecular profilingAnnals of Surgery. September 2004;240(3):425-437. doi: 10.1097/01.sla.0000137128.64978.bc

Predictors of Outcomes after Surgical Treatment of Synchronous Primary Lung CancersJournal of Thoracic Oncology. February 2010;5(2):197-205. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181c814c5

Patterns of recurrence and incidence of second primary tumors after lobectomy by means of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) versus thoracotomy for lung cancerJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. January 2011;141(1):59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.08.062