Eric Finzi, MD, PhD – Curriculum Vitae


September 2005 – Present: Medical Director and CEO, Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center, Chevy Chase, MD

October 1992 – Present: Medical Director and CEO, Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Associates, Greenbelt, MD

July 1991- July 1998: Instructor, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital


1988-1991       Johns Hopkins, Department of Dermatology


1987–1988      Cedars- Sinai Medical Center

                         Internship, Medicine

1985–1987      National Cancer Institute

                         Medical Staff Fellow

1977–1985      Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 One of three M.D./Ph.D Students selected annually for funding by the  National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program

            Ph.D - December 1983

1973–1977      University of Pennsylvania

                        B.A. – Biology, May 1977

                        Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Junior Year

Honors and Awards

Solomon Scholars Research Award, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 1988

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1985

Basic Sciences Achievement Award M.D., 1985

Alpha Omega Alpha

Outstanding Chemistry Student Freshman Year, Chemical Rubber Company Award, 1978


Finzi E, Wasserman E.

Treatment of depression with botulinum toxin A: a case series.

Dermatolgic Surgery, May 2006; 32(5):645-9; discussion 649-50.

Finzi E, Spangler A.

Multipass vector (mpave) technique with nonablative radiofrequency to treat facial and neck laxity.

Dermatologic Surgery, August 2005; 31(8 Pt 1):916-22.

Finzi E.

Breast enlargement induced by liposuction.

Dermatologic Surgery, September 2003; 29(9):928-30.

Finzi E, Ho T, Anhalt G, Hawkins W, Harkins R, Horn T.

Localization of transforming growth factor-alpha in human appendageal tumors.

Am J Pathol., September 1992; 141(3):643-53.

Finzi E, Blake MJ, Celano P, Skouge J, Diwan R.

Cellular localization of retinoic acid receptor-gamma expression in normal and neoplastic skin.

Am J Pathol., June 1992; 140(6):1463-71.

Ho T, Horn T, Finzi E.

Transforming growth factor alpha expression helps to distinguish keratoacanthomas from squamous cell carcinomas.

Arch Dermatol., August 1991; 127(8):1167-71.

Finzi E, Harkins R, Horn T.

TGF-alpha is widely expressed in differentiated as well as hyperproliferative skin epithelium.

J Invest Dermatol., March 1991; 96(3):328-32.

Calderone DC, Finzi E.

Treatment of primary erythromelalgia with piroxicam.

J Am Acad Dermatol., January 1991; 24(1):145-6..

Finzi E, Fleming T, Pierce JH.

Retroviral expression of transforming growth factor-alpha does not transform fibroblasts or keratinocytes.

J Invest Dermatol., October 1990; 95(4):382-7.

Finzi E, Kilkenny A, Strickland JE, Balaschak M, Bringman T, Derynck R,

Aaronson S, Yuspa SH.

TGF alpha stimulates growth of skin papillomas by autocrine and paracrine mechanisms but does not cause neoplastic progression.

Mol Carcinog., 1988; 1(1):7-12.

Finzi E, Fleming T, Segatto O, Pennington CY, Bringman TS, Derynck R,

Aaronson SA.

The human transforming growth factor type alpha coding sequence is not a direct-acting oncogene when overexpressed in NIH 3T3 cells.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., June 1987; 84(11):3733-7.

Aaronson SA, Igarashi H, Rao CD, Finzi E, Fleming TP, Segatto O, Robbins KC.

Role of genes for normal growth factors in human malignancy.

Princess Takamatsu Symp., 1986; 17:95-108. Review.

Finzi E, Clejan L, Beattie DS.

Effect of temperature on protein synthesis and leucine transport by yeast mitochondria.

Membr Biochem., 1985; 5(4):291-307.

Finzi E, Beattie DS.

The stimulation of yeast mitochondrial protein synthesis by low molecular weight cytoplasmic factors: requirement for intact mitochondria and lack of effect by folate derivatives.

Int J Biochem., 1984; 16(2):177-82.

Finzi E, Rinehart RW, Sperling M, Beattie DS.

Control of yeast and mammalian mitochondrial protein synthesis by cytoplasmic factors.

FEBS Lett., January 25, 1982; 137(2):314-8.

Finzi E, Sperling M, Beattie DS.

Partial purification of cytosolic proteins which control yeast mitochondrial protein synthesis.

J Biol Chem., November 25, 1981; 256(22):11917-22.

Everett TD, Finzi E, Beattie DS.

Stimulation of yeast mitochondrial protein synthesis by postpolysomal supernatants from yeast, rat liver, and Escherichia coli.

Arch Biochem Biophys., April 1, 1980 ; 200(2):467-73.

Certification & Licensure

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, 1991- Present

Maryland Medical License, 1991 – Present


Method of Treating Depression. Finzi E (sole inventor). Provisional patent pending.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

American Society of Mohs Surgery