Richard Finley

Professor, UBC Department of Surgery
Email Address 
Phone 
604-875-5305
Mailing Address 
ROOM 7105, 2775 LAUREL ST City VANCOUVER State/Province BC Postal code V5Z1M9 Country/Region Canada

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Professor
Disorders and Conditions 
Cancers
Other Areas of Research 
Thoracoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic esophageal surgery
Quality of Life Measurement in Esophageal Cancer
CT guided thoracoscopic resection of small peripheral lung nodules
Surgical management of achalasia
Practice based learning and improvement

RICHARD J. FINLEY, MD
Professor, UBC Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
910 West 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4E3

Date of birth: May 5, 1947
Place of birth: Meaford, Ontario,Canada
Married: Mary Grace (4 children)

Degrees

1971 M.D. - University of Western Ontario (Honours)
1976 Fellow-Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
1979 Certificate-American Board of Surgery (FACS)
1979 Certificate-Thoracic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Can)
1982 Fellow-American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP)
1983 Fellow-American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Training

Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario (1967-1971),London,Ontario
Intern,Vancouver General Hospital,Vancouver,British Columbia (1971-2)
Genera Surgery Resident, University of Western Ontario (1972-76)
Thoracic Surgery Resident, University of Western Ontario (1976-77)  Medical Research Fellow: Joslin Research Institute, Harvard Medical School (1977-78)
Thoracic Surgery Senior Resident, University of Toronto (1978-79)

Appointments

Professor and Head,UBC Division of Thoracic Surgery (1996 to present)
Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre & University of British Columbia(1989-2001)
Chief of Surgery, Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario (1985-1988)
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery ,University of Western Ontario (1984-89)
Assistant Professor,Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario (1979-84)

Honors and Awards

The Fred N. Hagerman Memorial Prize in Surgery - University of Western Ontario, 1971
Medallist in Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1976
James IV Association of Surgeons Traveling Fellow, 1990
Master Teaching Award/UBC Department of Surgery (Named by Residents as an
Outstanding Teacher and significant contributor to Medical Education) , 1991
Philippine College of Surgeons (Honorary Fellow), 1994 to present)
Best Faculty Presentation,Chung Reseach day,UBC Department of Surgery ,2004


Publications and Presentations

Over 75 peer reviewed papers on the esophagus and surgical infection published
Fifteen book chapters published
Participating member in U.S. NCI Lung Cancer Study Group
Visiting Professor at 30 institutions
Over 60 invited presentations

Special Appointments

President, Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgery,(2004-2006)
President,British Columbia Surgical Society,2005
Vice President ,American Surgical Association (2003-04)
Regent, American College of Surgeons, 2000 to present
International President, James IV Association of Surgeons, Inc. (1998 to 2000)
Chair, Board ,UBC Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation (1999 – )
Chair, Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs (1993-1995)
President, Canadian Association of University Surgeons, 1999  Chair, Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs (1993-1995)
Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons (1993-1995)
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons (1992-1993)


Areas of special interest and accomplishment:

1. Minimally invasive pulmonary and esophageal surgery.
2. Mechanisms of acute lung injury in uncontrolled infections.
3. Metabolic response to sepsis, trauma and cancer.
4. Management of malignant and premalignant lesions of the esophagus.
5. Quality of Life measurement
6. Surgical management of early lung cancer
7. Surgical management of achalasia
8. Practice based learning and improvement
9. Web-based learning
10. Image – guided thoracic surgery

Journal Reviewer
Canadian Journal of Surgery/Journal Reviewer, 1989 to present
Annals of Thoracic Surgery/Journal Reviewer, 1990 to present
Medical Research Council of Canada/CIHR Grant Reviewer, 1997 to present
Annals of Surgery/Reviewer, 1997
Journal of American College of Surgeons, 1997-2002

Editorial Board
Journal of American College of Surgeons (2003 - present)
Annals of Surgery (2003 – present)
Canadian Journal of Surgery (2004 - present)

 

Consultant (indicate organization and dates)

Commissions
May 1991 Review, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Apr 1994 Review, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto
Jun 1996 Review, Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario
Jun 1999 Review, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Jun 5, 2000 Review, Division of Thoracic Surgery, McGill University
Jun 5-6, 2000 Review, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto
Jun 7-8, 2000 Review, Head, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital,Toronto
Nov/Dec, 2000 Review, Hospital Authority Surgical Services, Hong Kong
Feb 2001 Review, Head, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary
Sept 2002 Review, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Dalhousie University
Dec 2002 Review, Hospital Authority Surgical Services, Hong Kong
June 2003  Review, Surgical Oncology, Ontario Ministry of Health
March 2005 Review,Cochlear Implant Program,BCCH
April,2005 Review,Division of Vascular Surgery,UBC

Societies

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1984 to present
American College of Chest Physicians, 1981 to present
American College of Surgeons, 1972 to present
American Surgical Association, 1994 to present
Association for Academic Surgery, 1979-1991
British Columbia Surgical Society, 1991 to present
British Columbia Medical Association, 1989 to present
Canadian Association of Clinical Surgeons, 1985 to 1994
Canadian Association of General Surgeons, 1981 to present
Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs, 1989 to 2001
Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons, 1997 to present
Canadian Medical Association, 1976 to present
Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation, 1980-1991
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, 1990 to present
International Surgical Group, 1992 to present
James IV Association of Surgeons, Inc., 1992 to present
North Pacific Surgical Association, 1990 to present
International Organization for Statistical Studies on Disease of the Esophagus, 1988 to present
Pacific Coast Surgical Association, 1991 to present
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1979 to present
Member, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Training Nucleus Committee, 1985-
Society of Surgical Chairs (North America), 1989 to 2001
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1982 to present
Society of University Surgeons, 1984 to present
Surgical Infection society, 1986 to 1994
General Thoracic Surgery Club, 1988 to present

Current Projects 

IMAGE-GUIDED VIDEO-ASSISTED THORACOSCOPIC (VATS) RESECTION FOR DIAGNOSIS OF SMALL PERIPHERAL PULMONARY NODULES (SPN)

Publications