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, Medical Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program and Respiratory Institute Director for the Office of Research Innovation. Director, The Respiratory Centers of Excellence Medical Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program Professor Respiratory Institute Director for the Office of Research Innovation Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division of Oncology, Cancer Center Department of Medicine Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 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 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 Wilson KC, Kaminsky DA, Michaud G, Sharma S, Nici L, Folz RJ, Barjaktarevic I, Bhakta NR, Cheng G, Chupp GL, Cole A, Dixon AE, Finigan JH, Graham B, Hallstrand TS, Haynes J, Hankinson J, MacIntyre N, Mandel J, McCarthy K, McCormack M, Patil SP, Rosenfeld M, Senitko M, Sethi S, Swenson ER, Stanojevic S, Teodorescu M, Weiner DJ, Wiener RS, Powell CA. Restoring Pulmonary and Sleep Services as the COVID-19 Pandemic Lessens. From an Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division Directors and American Thoracic Society-coordinated Task Force. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Nov;17(11):1343-1351. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202005-514ST. PubMed PMID: 32663071; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7640724. Kern JA, Kim J, Foster DG, Mishra R, Gardner EE, Poirier JT, Rivard C, Yu H, Finigan JH, Dowlati A, Rudin CM, Tan AC. Role of mTOR As an Essential Kinase in SCLC. J Thorac Oncol. 2020 Sep;15(9):1522-1534. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2020.05.026. Epub 2020 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 32599072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7483946. Hospital Affiliations Colorado Acute Long Term HospitalRose Medical CenterSt. Joseph Hospital - DenverSwedish Medical Center Academic Affiliations Professor, University of Colorado Denver 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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