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Highland Announces Chief Appointments

Highland Hospital announces the appointments of Steven M. Finkelstein, M.D., as Chief of Anesthesiology and David Lyons, M.D. as Chief Sedation Officer.

Dr. Finkelstein is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry after starting as a Senior Instructor of Anesthesiology in 2000. He has been the Resident Education Director for Highland Hospital since 2008. A graduate of the University at Buffalo/SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Finkelstein follows Gregory Previte, M.D., who served as Highland’s Chief of Anesthesiology for the past three years. 


Dr. Lyons was a DeKiewet Summer Research Fellow at the University of Rochester before receiving his medical degree from Stony Brook Health Science Center. He is also board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists and currently serves as the Chief Sedation Officer at URMC.


“Dr. Finkelstein and Dr. Lyons are distinguished physician leaders who are committed to the Highland tradition of providing excellent patient and family centered care,” said Dr. Bilal Ahmed, Associate Chief of Medicine for Highland Hospital.


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