Education

Fellowship
Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
Degree
MD, USC School of Medicine, 1997

Medical Board Certifications

Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000

Gender

Male

State License

A67544
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr Richard Finn is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/ Oncology. He was an undergraduate at UCLA where he was involved with early laboratory studies investigating the HER2 oncogene and the development of monoclonal antibodies to this target in breast cancer with Dr Dennis Slamon. He participated in the pre-clinical studies that defined the clinical candidate that eventually humanized and became the FDA approved agent trastuzumab (Herceptin). He went on to medical school at USC then returned to UCLA for his clinical training in Internal Medicine and then Hematology/ Oncology.

    He currently splits his time between patient care and directing the Translational Research Laboratory in the Division of Hematology/ Oncology. His research interests are focused in the development of targeted therapeutics for solid tumors across histologies to support the larger efforts of the department. His personal interests lie in the development of these targeted agents in Hepato-biliary and breast cancers. He has two-half days dedicated to patient care, one of which is as a leader in the multi-disciplinary hepat-biliary cancer program at UCLA where he is involved with clinical studies aimed at bringing novel therapeutics into the treatment of patients with these malignancies.

  • Locations

    Santa Monica - Cancer Care (Suite 600)

    (primary location)
    Address
    2020 Santa Monica Blvd
    Suite 600
    Santa Monica, California 90404
    Phone
    310-829-5471
    Fax
    310-829-6192
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
    Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000

    Education

    Fellowship
    Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
    Degree
    MD, USC School of Medicine, 1997
  • Clinical Interests
    • Advanced Malignancies
    • Biliary
    • Breast
    • Cancers of the Digestive Tract
    • Gastrointestinal
    • General Hematology
    • General Oncology
    • Hepatobiliary
    • Liver
  • Research

    Publications