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Brian S. Finkelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Brian S. Finkelman, M.D., Ph.D.


About Me

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship, Pathology Gynecologic, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2021 - 2022

Fellowship, Pathology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 2020 - 2021

Residency, Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 2017 - 2020


MD | Perelman School Of Medicine At The University Of Pennsylvania (USA). 2017


Goldberg Family Charitable Trust Research Travel Award. 2020

Endocrine Society's Medical Student Achievement Award. 2017

Saul Winegrad, MD Award for Outstanding Dissertation (Epidemiology). 2015

Award for Best Reviewer in 2014 from Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2015

Award for Best Reviewer in 2013 from Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2014

Award for Best Poster in Molecular Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Pharmacogenomics. The 28th International Conference on Pharma. 2012

Finkelman, et al, 2011. J Am Coll Cardiol. 57:612 cited in "Highlights of the Year in JACC 2011". 2012

George W. Householder, III Memorial Prize for original and meritorious work in the area of basic or clinical cardiovascular re. 2011

Eberly College of Science College Marshal, The Pennsylvania State University. 2008

Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of Pennsylvania Chapter. 2007


Journal Articles

The Rochester Modified Magee Algorithm (RoMMa): An Outcomes Based Strategy for Clinical Risk-Assessment and Risk-Stratification in ER Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer Patients Being Considered for Oncotype DX Testing.

Turner BM, Finkelman BS, Hicks DG, Numbereye N, Moisini I, Dhakal A, Skinner K, Sanders MAG, Wang X, Shayne M, Schiffhauer L, Katerji H, Zhang H

Cancers.. 2023 January 3115 (3)Epub 01/31/2023.

The Evolution of Ki-67 and Breast Carcinoma: Past Observations, Present Directions, and Future Considerations

Finkelman BS, Zhang H, Hicks DG, Turner BM.

Cancers (Basel). 2023; 15(3): 808.

The role of PRAME and NY-ESO-1 as potential therapeutic and prognostic biomarkers in triple-negative breast carcinomas.

See SHC, Smith SH, Finkelman BS, LaBoy C, Novo JE, Siziopikou KP, Blanco LZ

Pathology, research and practice.. 2022 December 31241 :154299. Epub 12/31/2022.

Mucinous Tumor Coexisting With Mesonephric-like Proliferation/Tumor in the Ovary: A Novel Association.

Nilforoushan N, Liu L, Cheang G, Sui AC, Andersen J, Finkelman BS, Liu Y, Nasseri-Nik N, Vang R, Ronnett BM, Song W, Xing D

The American journal of surgical pathology.. 2022 August 146 (8):1095-1105. Epub 04/12/2022.

Overexpression of programmed death ligand 1 in refractory inflammatory bowel disease.

Nguyen J, Finkelman BS, Escobar D, Xue Y, Wolniak K, Pezhouh M

Human pathology.. 2022 August 126 :19-27. Epub 04/28/2022.

Ovarian Combined Serous Borderline Tumor/Low-grade Serous Carcinoma and Mesonephric-like Lesion: Report of 2 Cases With New Observations.

Nilforoushan N, Liu L, Finkelman BS, Andersen J, Liu Y, James J, Hung CF, Wu TC, Vang R, Xing D

International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.. 2022 May 20 Epub 05/20/2022.

A clinical prediction model to assess risk for pancreatic cancer among patients with prediabetes.

Boursi B, Finkelman B, Giantonio BJ, Haynes K, Rustgi AK, Rhim AD, Mamtani R, Yang YX

European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology.. 2022 January 134 (1):33-38. Epub 1900 01 01.

Human immunodeficiency virus infection promotes human papillomavirus-mediated anal squamous carcinogenesis: an immunologic and pathobiologic review

Bushara O*, Krogh K*, Weinberg SE, Finkelman BS, Sun L, Liao J, Yang GY. (*co-first Authors).

Pathobiology. 2022; 89(1): 1-12.

Positive predictive value of ERBB2 copy number gain by tissue or circulating tumor DNA next-generation sequencing across advanced cancers.

Shah AN, Sunderraj A, Finkelman B, See SH, Davis AA, Gerratana L, Wehbe F, Katam N, Mahalingam D, Gradishar WJ, Behdad A, Blanco L, Cristofanilli M

Oncotarget.. 2022 13 :273-280. Epub 02/02/2022.

Solitary fibrous tumor of thoracic cavity, extra-thoracic sites and central nervous system: Clinicopathologic features and association with local recurrence and metastasis.

Alexiev BA, Finkelman BS, Streich L, Bautista MM, Pollack SM, Jennings LJ, Brat DJ

Pathology, research and practice.. 2021 August 224 :153531. Epub 06/18/2021.

Circulating tumor cells, circulating tumor DNA, and disease characteristics in young women with metastatic breast cancer.

Shah AN, Carroll KJ, Gerratana L, Lin C, Davis AA, Zhang Q, Jacob S, Finkelman B, Zhang Y, Qiang W, D'Amico P, Reduzzi C, Gradishar WJ, Behdad A, Cristofanilli M

Breast cancer research and treatment.. 2021 June 187 (2):397-405. Epub 06/02/2021.

Integrated histologic and molecular analysis of uterine leiomyosarcoma and 2 benign variants with nuclear atypia.

Gao T, Finkelman BS, Ban Y, Li Y, Yin P, Bulun SE, Lu X, Ha C, Wei JJ

Cancer science.. 2021 May 112 (5):2046-2059. Epub 03/22/2021.

Oropharyngeal carcinoma: A single institution study of 338 primaries with special reference to high-risk human papillomavirus-mediated carcinoma with aggressive behavior.

Alexiev BA, Obeidin F, Johnson DN, Finkelman BS, Prince R, Somani SN, Cheng E, Samant S

Pathology, research and practice.. 2020 December 216 (12):153243. Epub 10/09/2020.

The diagnostic utility of PRAME and p16 in distinguishing nodal nevi from nodal metastatic melanoma.

See SHC, Finkelman BS, Yeldandi AV

Pathology, research and practice.. 2020 September 216 (9):153105. Epub 07/11/2020.

The role of EGFR mutations in predicting recurrence in early and locally advanced lung adenocarcinoma following definitive therapy.

Galvez C, Jacob S, Finkelman BS, Zhao J, Tegtmeyer K, Chae YK, Mohindra N, Salgia R, Jovanovic B, Behdad A, Villaflor V

Oncotarget.. 2020 May 2611 (21):1953-1960. Epub 05/26/2020.

Comprehensive Assessment of Changes in Left Ventricular Diastolic Function With Contemporary Breast Cancer Therapy.

Upshaw JN, Finkelman B, Hubbard RA, Smith AM, Narayan HK, Arndt L, Domchek S, DeMichele A, Fox K, Shah P, Clark A, Bradbury A, Matro J, Adusumalli S, Carver JR, Ky B

JACC. Cardiovascular imaging.. 2020 January 13 (1 Pt 2):198-210. Epub 09/18/2019.

Performance of a novel Next Generation Sequencing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) platform for the evaluation of samples from patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

Gerratana L, Zhang Q, Shah AN, Davis AA, Zhang Y, Wehbe F, Qiang W, Flaum L, Finkelman BS, Gradishar WJ, Platanias LC, Behdad A, Cristofanilli M

Critical reviews in oncology/hematology.. 2020 January 145 :102856. Epub 12/23/2019.

Association of a novel circulating tumor DNA next-generating sequencing platform with circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and CTC clusters in metastatic breast cancer.

Davis AA, Zhang Q, Gerratana L, Shah AN, Zhan Y, Qiang W, Finkelman BS, Flaum L, Behdad A, Gradishar WJ, Platanias LC, Cristofanilli M

Breast cancer research : BCR.. 2019 December 421 (1):137. Epub 12/04/2019.

Detailed phenotyping reveals distinct trajectories of cardiovascular function and symptoms with exposure to modern breast cancer therapy.

Demissei BG, Finkelman BS, Hubbard RA, Zhang L, Smith AM, Sheline K, McDonald C, Narayan HK, Narayan V, Waxman AJ, Domchek SM, DeMichele A, Shah P, Clark AS, Bradbury AR, Carver JR, Upshaw J, Armenian SH, Liu P, Ky B

Cancer.. 2019 August 15125 (16):2762-2771. Epub 05/01/2019.

Genetic Variants Associated With Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy.

Garcia-Pavia P, Kim Y, Restrepo-Cordoba MA, Lunde IG, Wakimoto H, Smith AM, Toepfer CN, Getz K, Gorham J, Patel P, Ito K, Willcox JA, Arany Z, Li J, Owens AT, Govind R, Nuñez B, Mazaika E, Bayes-Genis A, Walsh R, Finkelman B, Lupon J, Whiffin N, Serrano I, Midwinter W, Wilk A, Bardaji A, Ingold N, Buchan R, Tayal U, Pascual-Figal DA, de Marvao A, Ahmad M, Garcia-Pinilla JM, Pantazis A, Dominguez F, John Baksi A, O'Regan DP, Rosen SD, Prasad SK, Lara-Pezzi E, Provencio M, Lyon AR, Alonso-Pulpon L, Cook SA, DePalma SR, Barton PJR, Aplenc R, Seidman JG, Ky B, Ware JS, Seidman CE

Circulation.. 2019 July 2140 (1):31-41. Epub 04/16/2019.

Cardiovascular Function Phenotypes in Response to Cardiotoxic Breast Cancer Therapy.

Demissei BG, Finkelman BS, Hubbard RA, Smith AM, Narayan HK, Narayan V, Shah P, Waxman AJ, Domchek SM, Ky B

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2019 January 2273 (2):248-249. Epub 1900 01 01.

Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Left Ventricular Mechanics With Anthracycline Chemotherapy Are Associated With Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction.

Zhang KW, Finkelman BS, Gulati G, Narayan HK, Upshaw J, Narayan V, Plappert T, Englefield V, Smith AM, Zhang C, Hundley WG, Ky B

JACC. Cardiovascular imaging.. 2018 August 11 (8):1059-1068. Epub 03/14/2018.

Abnormalities in Three-Dimensional Left Ventricular Mechanics with Anthracycline Chemotherapy are Associated with Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction.

Zhang KW*, Finkelman BS*†(Primary study biostatistician), Gulati G*, Narayan HK, Narayan V, Plappert T, Smith AM, Zhang C, French B, Ky B.(*co-first authors).

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018; 11(8): 1159-1068.

Association Between Patient-Reported Medication Adherence and Anticoagulation Control.

Sevilla-Cazes J, Finkleman BS, Chen J, Brensinger CM, Epstein AE, Streiff MB, Kimmel SE

The American journal of medicine.. 2017 September 130 (9):1092-1098.e2. Epub 04/26/2017.

Prospective Evaluation of Sunitinib-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Narayan V, Keefe S, Haas N, Wang L, Puzanov I, Putt M, Catino A, Fang J, Agarwal N, Hyman D, Smith AM, Finkelman BS, Narayan HK, Ewer S, ElAmm C, Lenihan D, Ky B

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.. 2017 July 1523 (14):3601-3609. Epub 02/14/2017.

Detailed Echocardiographic Phenotyping in Breast Cancer Patients: Associations With Ejection Fraction Decline, Recovery, and Heart Failure Symptoms Over 3 Years of Follow-Up.

Narayan HK, Finkelman B, French B, Plappert T, Hyman D, Smith AM, Margulies KB, Ky B

Circulation.. 2017 April 11135 (15):1397-1412. Epub 01/19/2017.

A Clinical Prediction Model to Assess Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Among Patients With New-Onset Diabetes.

Boursi B, Finkelman B, Giantonio BJ, Haynes K, Rustgi AK, Rhim AD, Mamtani R, Yang YX

Gastroenterology.. 2017 March 152 (4):840-850.e3. Epub 12/05/2016.

Arginine-Nitric Oxide Metabolites and Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Breast Cancer.

Finkelman BS*, Putt M*, Wang T, Wang L, Narayan H, Domchek S, DeMichele A, Fox K, Matro J, Shah P, Clark A, Bradbury A, Narayan V, Carver JR, Tang WHW, Ky B (*co-first authors).

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017; 70(2): 152-162.

Predicting prolonged dose titration in patients starting warfarin.

Finkelman BS, French B, Bershaw L, Brensinger CM, Streiff MB, Epstein AE, Kimmel SE

Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.. 2016 November 25 (11):1228-1235. Epub 07/26/2016.

Idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease: a systematic literature review.

Liu AY, Nabel CS, Finkelman BS, Ruth JR, Kurzrock R, van Rhee F, Krymskaya VP, Kelleher D, Rubenstein AH, Fajgenbaum DC

The Lancet. Haematology.. 2016 April 3 (4):e163-75. Epub 03/17/2016.

The prediction accuracy of dynamic mixed-effects models in clustered data.

Finkelman BS, French B, Kimmel SE

BioData mining.. 2016 9 :5. Epub 01/27/2016.

Factors affecting time to maintenance dose in patients initiating warfarin.

Finkelman BS, French B, Bershaw L, Kimmel SE

Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.. 2015 March 24 (3):228-36. Epub 12/11/2014.

Incidence of bladder cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin or sulfonylureas.

Mamtani R, Pfanzelter N, Haynes K, Finkelman BS, Wang X, Keefe SM, Haas NB, Vaughn DJ, Lewis JD

Diabetes care.. 2014 July 37 (7):1910-7. Epub 02/04/2014.

Distinguishing incident and prevalent diabetes in an electronic medical records database.

Mamtani R, Haynes K, Finkelman BS, Scott FI, Lewis JD

Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.. 2014 February 23 (2):111-8. Epub 12/19/2013.

Dietary vitamin K intake and anticoagulation control during the initiation phase of warfarin therapy: a prospective cohort study.

Li RC, Finkelman BS, Chen J, Booth SL, Bershaw L, Brensinger C, Kimmel SE

Thrombosis and haemostasis.. 2013 July 110 (1):195-6. Epub 03/21/2013.

Breast and ovarian cancer risk and risk reduction in Jewish BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.

Finkelman BS, Rubinstein WS, Friedman S, Friebel TM, Dubitsky S, Schonberger NS, Shoretz R, Singer CF, Blum JL, Tung N, Olopade OI, Weitzel JN, Lynch HT, Snyder C, Garber JE, Schildkraut J, Daly MB, Isaacs C, Pichert G, Neuhausen SL, Couch FJ, van't Veer L, Eeles R, Bancroft E, Evans DG, Ganz PA, Tomlinson GE, Narod SA, Matloff E, Domchek S, Rebbeck TR

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2012 April 2030 (12):1321-8. Epub 03/19/2012.

Asthma and biofilm-forming bacteria are independently associated with revision sinus surgeries for chronic rhinosinusitis.

Zhang Z, Linkin DR, Finkelman BS, O'Malley BW, Thaler ER, Doghramji L, Kennedy DW, Cohen NA, Palmer JN

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology.. 2011 July 128 (1):221-223.e1. Epub 03/24/2011.

Clinical factors associated with bacterial biofilm formation in chronic rhinosinusitis.

Zhang Z, Kofonow JM, Finkelman BS, Doghramji L, Chiu AG, Kennedy DW, Cohen NA, Palmer JN

Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.. 2011 March 144 (3):457-62. Epub 02/03/2011.

Genetic warfarin dosing: tables versus algorithms.

Finkelman BS, Gage BF, Johnson JA, Brensinger CM, Kimmel SE

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2011 February 157 (5):612-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

New genetic variant that might improve warfarin dose prediction in African Americans.

Schelleman H, Brensinger CM, Chen J, Finkelman BS, Rieder MJ, Kimmel SE

British journal of clinical pharmacology.. 2010 September 70 (3):393-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

In sickness and in health care: a student's thoughts before beginning his medical training.

Finkelman BS

Perspectives in biology and medicine.. 2009 52 (3):424-34. Epub 1900 01 01.

Global patterns in seasonal activity of influenza A/H3N2, A/H1N1, and B from 1997 to 2005: viral coexistence and latitudinal gradients.

Finkelman BS, Viboud C, Koelle K, Ferrari MJ, Bharti N, Grenfell BT

PloS one.. 2007 December 122 (12):e1296. Epub 12/12/2007.

HER2 in Uterine Serous Carcinoma: Current State and Clinical Perspectives.

Navarro Sanchez JM*, Finkelman BS*, Turner BM, Katerji H, Wang X, Varghese S, Wang T, Peng Y, Hicks DG, Zhang H. (co-first authors).

[Accepted for publication at American Journal of Clinical Pathology]. .


Statistical Analyses of Arginine-Nitric Oxide Metabolites and Cardiac Dysfunction (2017)

Authors: Putt M Finkelman BS Ky B

Publisher: A Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2017