Dr. Finkel is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of GI at the Mount Sinai Medical Center & School of Medicine in New York City. He has been in private practice since 1978, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and teaches GI endoscopy actively. He has testified in both plaintiffs and defense cases, including Federal Court, for 20 years. An experienced teacher, he is able to explain complex medical subjects to lay juries in easily understandable terms. Dr. Finkel's medical practice website can be found at www.digestivedoctors.com.
Dr. Finkel testified in the landmark Massachusetts case, Matsuyama v. Birnbaum et al, permitting recovery for a "loss of chance" in a medical malpractice wrongful death action, where a jury found that the defendant physician's negligence deprived the plaintiff's decedent of a less than even chance of surviving cancer.
Dr. Finkel also served as the Gastroenterology consultant on behalf of the Ground Zero First Responders in the World Trade Center litigation settled in 2010, stratifying the severity of GERD due to environmental exposure at Ground Zero. He also provided objective individual assessments used in the determination of disability awards.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1968, junior Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude with distinction in Biology.
Medical Scientist Training Program, Albert Einstein, 1968-70.
MD, Albert Einstein, 1973, junior Alpha Omega Alpha, graduated first in class.
Licenced in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Board certified Internal Medicine, 1976.
Board certified Gastroenterology, 1983.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Assistant Clinical Professor of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center & School of Medicine, New York NY.
Syntex Laboratories, "NSAID Gastropathy."
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Gastroenterology, Complications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Failure to Diagnose Gastrointestinal Cancers, Internal Medicine, Civil Rights of Prisoners, Medical Product Patent Infringement, Disability.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 20 years (since 1987-88).
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Medico-legal consulting, including chart reviews, literature searches, delineation of pertinent standards of care, proximate causation, and damages. Written reports, deposition and court testimony.
Daryl Zaslow, Esq., Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, Edison NJ, 800-398-7018
Gregory Bagen, Esq., Brewster NY, 845-279-7000
Edwinna Vanderzanden, Esq., Getman Schulthess & Steere, Manchester NH, 603-634-4300