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
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.
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,
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.
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
American Society of Mohs Surgery