James H. Finigan, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient James H. Finigan, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Finigan serves as Director of The Respiratory Centers of Excellence and Medical Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program. Director, The Respiratory Centers of Excellence Medical Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division of Oncology, Cancer Center Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cancer Care COPD Program Department of Medicine Division of Oncology Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Lung Cancer Screening CT Program Specialties & Conditions Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research Areas Cellular and Molecular Biology Inflammation Lung Cell Biology Translational Research Related Clinical Trials Current & Former Smokers Needed for Lung Research Study Special Interests Research Interests My research focuses on how cells of the lung adhere and how cell-cell junctions are altered during lung injury and repair. This process is relevant to numerous pulmonary diseases including acute lung injury as well as lung cancer initiation and progression. See More View Publications News & Videos Scans for Lung-Cancer Screening Could Detect Other Smoking-Related Diseases Education Education 1995 - 1999 University of Rochester School of Medicine, MD 1989 - 1993 Colgate University, BA, English Literature Residency 2002 - 2003 University Hospitals of Cleveland, Chief Resident 2000 - 2002 University Hospitals of Cleveland, Resident in Internal Medicine Fellowship 2003 - 2007 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow Board Certification 2010: BLS, ACLS, Colorado License 2008: Critical Care Medicine 2007: Pulmonary Medicine 2006: Medical License: Ohio 2003: American Board of Internal Medicine Professional Memberships American Association for Cancer Research American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Circulation Assembly Publications Finigan JH, Dudek SM, Singleton PA, Chiang ET, Jacobson JR, Camp SM, Ye SQ, Garcia JG. Activated protein C mediates novel lung endothelial barrier enhancement. JBC 2005;280:17286-92. Abdulnour RE, Peng X, Finigan JH, Han EJ, Hasan EJ, Birukov KB, Reddy SP, Watkins III JE, Kayyali US, Garcia J GN, Tuder RM, and Hassoun PM. Mechanical stress activates xanthine oxidoreductase through MAP Kinase-dependent pathways. AJP: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. AJP: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 2006;291(3):345-53. Finigan JH. The Coagulation System and Pulmonary Endothelial Function in Acute Lung Injury. Microvascular Research. 2009; Jan;77(1):35-8. Finigan JH, Boueiz A, Wilkinson E, Damico R, Skirball J, Pae HH, Damarla M, Hasan E, Pearse DB, Reddy SP, Grigoryev DN, Cheadle C, Esmon CT, Garcia JG, Hassoun PM. Activated protein C protects against ventilator-induced lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009; 296(6):1002-11. Lin Z, Natesan V, Shi H, Dong F, Kawanami D, Mahabeleshwar GH, Atkins GB, Finigan JH and Jain MK. KLF2 regulates endothelial barrier function. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30(10):1952-9. Hospital Affiliations Colorado Acute Long Term HospitalRose Medical CenterSt. Joseph Hospital - DenverSwedish Medical Center Academic Affiliations Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. 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