About Dr. Neil Finnen

Dr. Finnen graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his internship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University and his two year Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Finnen is certified by the American Board of
Ophthalmology.

Medical Education
M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM August 1998 – May 1992
Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Education
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM August 1984 – June 1988
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics
Honors & Awards:
         Magna cum Laude in General Honors
         Dean's List

Residency
Columbia University, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY July 1993 – June 1996
Ophthalmology Residency

Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, July 1995 – December 1995

Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine, McPherson and Associates, Houston, TX, July 1996 – June 1998
Vitreoretinal Fellowship

Internship
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio,  Texas, July 1992 – June 1993
General Surgery

Letters of Recognition
Academic achievement, Neuropathology, 2nd year of medical school,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1990
Academic achievement, Pathology, 2nd year of medical school,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1990
Academic achievement, Pharmacology, 2nd year of medical school,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1990
Academic achievement, Renal Physiology, 1st year of medical school,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1989
Academic achievement, Neuroanatomy, 1st year of medical school,
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1989


Awards
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1999
Atkinson Scholarship, Chemistry, 1991
Peterson Scholarship, Chemistry, 1989
Dean E. Uhl Award, Chemistry, 1987
J. L. Reibsomer Award, Chemistry, 1986
Excel Scholarship University of New Mexico, 1984 – 1988


Societies
American Academy of Ophthalmology, June 1998 – Present
Schepen’s International Society, May 2000 – Present
American Society of Retina Specialist, December 2008 – Present
Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology, January 2009 – Present
Indiana State Medical Society, January 2009 – Present


Recertification
Ophthalmology Recertification November 2006 Passed. Recertified until January 1, 2019
Ophthalmology Recertification September 2014 Passed. Recertified until January 1, 2029


Research Experience
2016 - Certified, Good Clinical Practice
1994-1995 - Case Report on Metastatic Adenocarcinoma to the Optic Nerve from an Unknown
1996 - Primary Lesion, presented at the New York Academy of Science
1987-1988, Development of Scanning Tunneling Microscope for Biological Specimens
1985-1987, Determine the Genetic Sequence of SCP-II in the Rat Genome

Publications
Frangie MD, JP and Finnen, NP:  Corneal Edema in Bullous Keratopathy, Journal of
Ophthalmic Nursing and Technology, Pgs.:  211 – 214, Vol. 11, No. 5, Sept/Oct 1992
Schena, Lori Baker:  The DOCK Demystified, Eye Net, Pgs.:  53-56, March 2007 (Interviewed for article)


Board Appointment
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission; External Review Medical Specialist/Panelist
June 2007 - Present

Faculty Appointment
Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group, December 2015 - Present
Attending Physician, Ophthalmology