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 Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division of Oncology, Cancer Center Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2019 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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close 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 Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Saint Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Great experience. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Very good experience. *Dr. Finigan and staff were outstanding. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 *Dr. Finigan is the best,a professional expert and a "friend" to talk about my issues. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 *Dr. Finigan is the very best. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Takes the time to talk about your concerns an address them. Does not try to hurry you out of the office. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 *Dr Finigan is always generous w/his time. He explains things thoroughly and tolerates my family concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2018 My experience w/*Dr. Finigan is always warm & comforting. I feel good about my health when I leave. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2018 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Very good visit. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2018 Very thorough, and really takes the time to explain everything and to listen. show more National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2018 Very good experience. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 Provider an excellent one also the administration. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 #1. *James Finigan National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 Nice people! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 *Dr. Finigan is terrific in every way. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 In my [Age] years I have never experienced the likes of National Jewish and Dr. Finigan !!! Absolutely exceptional !! I will recommend and have recommended National Jewish to many people in the [City] community. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 Professional, informative and kind. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 Always recommending Nat'l Jewish Hospital. A wonderful, caring hospital & clinic. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 #6. Waiting. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2017 *Dr Finigan was wonderful - skilled, kind, knowledgeable, thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 Dr. Finnigan is the best. He us also the best of my past and current Doctors. I give him a 10 on you scale of 1-5. You are fortunate to have him. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 This provide is the best dr. I ever saw it give a very good approach to my medicine.