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Oncology Overdrive

Dec 21, 2020

Patricia W. Finn, MD, is a physician scientist focusing on the microbiome and immune-mediated pulmonary diseases. In this episode, she shares her experiences in health care, effects of the pandemic and the importance of personal care.

  • Intro :14
  • About Finn :30
  • The interview 2:17
  • Can you tell us a little bit about your journey? 2:37
  • Were there things in your career path that led you to feeling like you needed to do more for those who might be marginalized or might face challenges similar to what you faced? 8:40
  • How have you seen the emotional impact of the pandemic manifest in the health care systems and how have you helped people manage or deal with that? 21:39
  • Has the way this pandemic has ebbed and flowed changed the way you’ve approached things? 28:26
  • When all is said and done, do you think we’ll leave this pandemic with some positive changes to the health care system as a whole? 33:40
  • Some of the positive innovations that have come from the pandemic 37:40
  • Finn’s one pearl 44:35
  • How to contact Finn 45:24


Patricia W. Finn, MD, is the Earl M. Bane professor chair and head of the department of medicine and the associate dean for strategic initiatives and an associate program director for the medical scientist training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a physician scientist focusing on the microbiome and immune-mediated pulmonary diseases including sarcoidosis, transplantation, lung injury and asthma.

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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott. Healio was unable to determine relevant financial disclosures for Finn at the time of publication.