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Thomas Finucane, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Male  | Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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  • Professor of Medicine



Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925

5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
John R. Burton Pavilion
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0925
Fax: 410-550-2513


Alzheimer's Disease, Aspiration Pneumonia, Clinical Care of Older Adults, Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care, Polypharmacy, Primary Care of Older Adults, Sleep Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Research Interests

Palliative Care; Enteral tube feeding


Born in DC. Mom, social worker. Dad, antiwar activist and DC public high school teacher. 5 brothers. 5 children. Married to Robin McKenzie, also Hopkins faculty.

Harvard College '71. Emory University School of Medicine '78. General Internal Medicine @ George Washington University '82.  GIM faculty West Virginia University Medical Center, '82-87. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine '87 to present.

Distric Medical Officer, Commonwealth of Dominica, 1980.

Fulbright Scholar, Universidad de Guadalajara, MX, '96-'97

Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Bioethics Institute. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • George Washington University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1982)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (1988, 2008)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1982)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Wolff JL, Roter DL, Barron J, Boyd CM, Leff B, Finucane TE, Gallo JJ, Rabins PV, Roth DL, Gitlin LA. Tool to Strengthen the Older Patient-Companion Partnership in Primary Care: Results from a Pilot Study. N. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12639.

    Finucane TE, Bellantoni M, Ouslander JG. Strangers in strange lands: the serial transfer of individuals with severe dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Oct;61(10):1804-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12483. No abstract available.

    Campbell JY, Durso SC, Brandt LE, Finucane TE, Abadir PM. The unknown profession: a geriatrician. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Mar;61(3):447-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12115. Epub 2013 Jan 25.

    Serum Albumin and Prealbumin in Calorically Restricted, Nondiseased Individuals: A Systematic Review. Lee JL, Oh ES, Lee RW, Finucane TE. Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):1023.e1-1023.e22.

    Finucane TE. "Tight control" in geriatrics: the emperor wears a thong. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Aug;60(8):1571-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04057.x. Epub 2012 Aug 6.

    Mention of a patient's "race" in clinical presentations. Finucane TE. Virtual Mentor. 2014 Jun 1;16(6):423-7. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2014.16.06.ecas1-1406

    Bacteriuria in individuals who become delirious. McKenzie R, Stewart MT, Bellantoni MF, Finucane TE. Am J Med. 2014 Apr;127(4):255-7

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