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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado, continues the tradition of excellence outlined in our Mission Statement.

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Michael A. Finn, M.D.

Assistant Professor

12631 E. 17th Ave., C307
Aurora, CO   80045


Clinical Interests: Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries, Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy, Brain and Nervous System - Brain Abscess, Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors, Brain and Nervous System - Chiari Malformation, Brain and Nervous System - Hydrocephalus, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases & Conditions

Dr. Michael Finn joined the Department of Neurosurgery after completing neurosurgical residency at the University of Utah and an orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Finn primarily specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. Having received both neurosurgical and orthopedic spine training, he brings a unique compliment of skills to the department in the diagnosis and management of spinal pathologies. He has particular interest in the treatment of trauma, spinal tumors, deformities, and degenerative disease processes affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. In addition, Dr. Finn has active interests in clinical and basic research and has written numerous papers and book chapters on topics including the biomechanics of spinal fixation devices, surgical technique, and clinical outcomes of the treatment of specific disease processes.


Undergraduate Schools
BS, University of California–Riverside (CA) (1999)

Medical Schools
MD , University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine (2003)

University of Utah Program , Surgery (2004)

Residency Program
University of Utah Program , Neurological Surgery (2009)

University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program , Surgery (2010)

• University of California, Riverside Alumni Scholarship, 1995-1996
• Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1999
• Summa cum laude graduate, University of California, Riverside, 1999
• Carl Fuglie, M.D. Scholarship Award in Biomedical Science, 1999 (covers one year of medical school tuition)
• Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA), National Institutes of Health, 2001-2002

Dr. Finn has 28 publications, please see Dr. Finn's attached Curriculum Vitae for a complete listing of publications.