James D. Finklea MD

M.D., UT Southwestern

Dr. Finklea received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2004.  He completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012.  Following this he began his academic career at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas.  While at UTSW, Dr. Finklea has a primary clinical focus in cystic fibrosis (CF).   He currently cares for approximately 250 adult CF patients during 2 half days of CF clinic and while on an inpatient CF service six months a year.  His many interest including end of life care, small colony variant methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, and colon cancer screening.   Finally, Dr. Finklea recently was awarded the Program for Adult Care Excellence Award allowing him to focus more time on CF care.