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About Brendan Finnerty, M.D., FACS
Brendan M. Finnerty, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Finnerty graduated from Northwestern University in 2005 with a B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with a specialization in Biotechnology. He then obtained his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine where he was awarded the Bamberger Scholarship for academic excellence. After medical school, Dr. Finnerty completed his surgical residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2017, where he was selected as Administrative Chief during his final year. During his residency, he also dedicated two years to complete a research fellowship in Endocrine Oncology, where he studied the biological mechanisms of metastasis in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and published articles investigating thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine diseases. After residency, Dr. Finnerty then completed a clinical fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2018.
Dr. Finnerty is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in general surgery and endocrine and neuroendocrine surgical oncology, which includes benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland, and gastrointestinal tract. He has a focus in providing minimally-invasive surgical options, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques, with the main goal of decreasing post-operative pain, scarring, and length of hospital stay. Dr. Finnerty also provides bedside diagnostic services during your initial surgical consultation, including neck ultrasound examination, fine needle aspiration biopsy, and flexible laryngoscopy to evaluate your vocal cords.
Dr. Finnerty's academic interests are in clinical and translational research in the field of Endocrine Oncology, with a focus in studying the mechanisms of tumor growth and metastasis in endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors. He has authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters in surgical textbooks, and has presented his research at national surgical meetings including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Finnerty is a member of professional associations including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), American College of Surgeons (ACS), North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), and American Thyroid Association (ATA).
Click here for a list of Dr. Finnerty's peer-reviewed publications:
Adrenal Laparoscopic Surgery
Alcohol Ablation Using Ultrasound Guidance
Carcinoid Tumor of Stomach
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Disorder of Adrenal Gland
Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery
Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
Parathyroidectomy With Nerve Integrity Monitoring
Stomach and Small Intestine Surgery
Thyroid Cancer, Medullary Carcinoma
Thyroid FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy)
Thyroidectomy With Nerve Integrity Monitoring
- Degrees: Northwestern University
- Degrees: University of Illinois College of Medicine
- Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medicine / Medical College
- Internship: Weill Cornell Medicine / Medical College
- Residency: Weill Cornell Medicine / Medical College