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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

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Patricia W. Finn, M.D.

Academic Title: Professor of Medicine

Administrative Positions: Chair, Department of Medicine

Division: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine

Location: 840 S. Wood St., 1020N CSB (MC 787), Chicago, IL, 60612

Phone: (312)996-7700 (Office) Fax: (312)413-0342



MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (1980)

Intern, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (1980-1981)

Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (1981-1983)

Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1983-1986)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA (1986-1988)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications


  1. Finn, PW (ed): Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, Asthma and the Environment. 2002.

Original Research Articles

  1. Liang Y, Christopher K, Mueller TF, DeFina R, Finn PW, Colson YL, and Perkins DL. Prolonged graft survival due to donor graft deficiency of IL-6 is dependent on regulatory T cells. Transplantation. 84:771-777, 2007.
  2. Jen KY, Campo M, He H, Rothstein DM, Perkins DL, Finn PW. CD45RB inhibition of allergic inflammation is mediated by induction of CTLA-4 transcription. J of Immunol. 179:4212-4218, 2007.
  3. Ly NP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Litonjua AA, Tzianabos AO, Schaub B, Ruiz-Perez B, Tantisira KG, Finn PW, Gillman MW, Weiss ST, Gold DR. Cord blood cytokines and acute lower respiratory illnesses in the first year of life. Pediatrics. 119,171-178, 2007.
  4. Rossman MD, Thompson B, Frederick M, Iannuzzi MC, Rybicki BA, Pander JP, Newman LS, Rose C, Magira E, Monos D; ACCESS Group. HLA and environmental interactions in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2008;25:125-132, 2008.
  5. Makani SS, Jen KY, Finn PW. New Costimulatory families: signaling lymphocytic activation molecule in adaptive allergic responses. Curr Mol Med. 2008; 8:359-364, 2008.
  6. Jain VV, Perkins DL, Finn PW. Costimulation and allergic responses: Immune and bioinformatic analyses. Pharmacol Ther 117:385-392, 2008.
  7. McDougal KE, Fallin MD, Moller DR, Song Z, Cutler DJ, Steiner LL, Cutting GR; ACCESS Research Group. Variation in the lymphotoxin-alpha/tumor necrosis factor locus modifies risk of erythema nodosum in sarcoidosis. J Invest Dermatol. 129:1921-1926, 2009.
  8. Armstrong MS, Morris GM, Finn PW, Sharma R, Richards WG. Molecular similarity including chirality. J Mol Graph Model. 28(4):368-370, 2009.
  9. Finn PW, Bigby TD. Innate immunity and asthma. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 6(3):260-265, 2009.
  10. Lin KW, Li J, Finn PW. Emerging pathways in asthma: innate and adaptive interactions. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 2010.
  11. Lin KW, Jen KY, Suarez CJ, Crouch EC, Perkins DL, Finn PW. Surfactant protein D-mediated decrease of allergen-induced inflammation is dependent upon CTLA4. J Immunol. 184(11):6343-6349, 2010.
  12. Nakajima T, Suarez CJ, Lin KW, Jen KY, Schnitzer JE, Makani SS, Parker N, Perkins DL, Finn PW. T cell pathways involving CTLA4 contribute to a model of acute lung injury. J Immunol. 15;184(10):5835-5841, 2010.
  13. Armstrong MS, Finn PW, Morris GM, Richards WG. Improving the accuracy of ultrafast ligand-based screening: incorporating lipophilicity into ElectroShape as an extra dimension. J Comput Aided Mol Des. (8):785-90, 2011.
  14. Lin KW, Li J, Finn PW. Emerging pathways in asthma: innate and adaptive interactions. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1810(11):1052-8, 2011.
  15. Nakajima T, McGee H, Finn PW. CDK4: Regulatory functions related to lymphocytes. Cell Cycle. 15;10(10):1527, 2011.
  16. Nakajima T, Palchevsky V, Perkins DL, Belperio JA, Finn PW. Lung transplantation: infection, inflammation, and the microbiome. Semin Immunopathol. 33(2):135-56, 2011.
  17. Lwin WW, Park K, Wauson M, Gao Q, Finn PW, Perkins D, Khanna A. Systems biology approach to transplant tolerance: proof of concept experiments using RNA interference (RNAi) to knock down hub genes in Jurkat and HeLa cells in vitro. J Surg Res. 176(1):e41-6, 2012.