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David J. Finley, MD

Dr. Finley
Lebanon, NH

Dr. David J. Finley

Director, Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
603.650.8537

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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. He also believes thoracic medicine should emphasize both prevention and early detection of lung, chest and esophageal cancers.

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:

Publications:
Discrimination of benign and malignant thyroid nodules by molecular profiling. Annals 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 Cancers. Journal 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 cancer. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. January 2011;141(1):59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.08.062

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois
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