Jerry B. Finkel, MD

Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry
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Jerry B. Finkel, MD Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Research Studies

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1957 Columbia College
  • MD, 1961 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: 1962 Mount Sinai Hospital - New York
  • Residency: 1963 Bellevue Hospital/Columbia Univ
  • Residency: 1968 Mount Sinai Hospital - New York
  • Residency: 1972 New York State Psychiatric Institute

Board Certifications

  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychiatry


Depression in the Medical Setting;Depression and Heart Disease; Family dynamics and depression in oncology and cardiac transplant patients.

Selected Publications

  • Finkel JB: Physician Countertransference: Impact on Patient's Treatment Team and Patient's Adaptation to Illness; Chapter in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Current Trends and New Perspectives; Jerry B. Finkel Editor, Grune and Stratton, New York, NY, USA, 1983
  • Speice J, Laneri H, Harkness J, Frankel R, Roter D, Korrnblith AB, Ahles T, Winer E, Fleishman S, Luber P, Aevron M, McQuellon R, Treif P, Finkel J, Spira J, Greenberg D, Rowland R, Holland JC: Delivering Bad News: The Importance of Involving Family Members:Focus Group Considerations of Patients and Oncology Providers. Psycho-Oncology 2000;9: 101-112
  • Krittayaphong R, Light KC, Golden RN, Finkel JB, Sheps DS,: Relationship Among Depression Scores, B-Endorphin and Angina Pectoris During Exercise in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. The Clinical Journal of Pain 1996;12, No. 2: 126-133
  • Burker E, Evon D, Marroquin-Loiselle M, Finkel J, Mill M: Coping Predicts Depression and Disability in Heart Transplant Patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2005;59: 215-222
  • Burker E, Evon D, Clarida J, Marroquin-Loiselle M, Finkel J, Mill M: Spousal Coping Predicts Depression in Heart Transplant Candidates. Progress in Transplantation 2006;16: 215-221