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Jonathan Finder, MD

Job Title Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Medical Director, The Children's Home
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5630 Phone
412-692-6645 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1986 Albany Medical College


1989 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 


1993 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 


  • American Thoracic Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatric Pulmonology
  • DEA


  • 2013 Named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list
  • Alpha Omega Alpha       
  • R.J. Wharton Prize, Albany Medical College    
  • Kenneth B. Olson Prize, Albany Medical College    
  • Daggett Trust Prize, Albany Medical College    
  • Nominated, Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine   
  • UPSOM Excellence in Education Award     
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care Award, Top 25 Overall Quality of Doctor Care, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Named to “Best Doctors in America”     
  • 2004, 2007, 2008 Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care Award, Highest Overall Quality of Doctor Care, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC  
  • Named to Academy of Master Educators, University of Pittsburgh   
  • “Top Performer Patient Perception Award” for top 25% nationally for overall quality of doctor care, pediatrics  
  • “Change it Champion” 2007 Parent Project Duchenne MD   
  • “5-Star Award for Pediatrics – Overall Quality of Doctor Care”  
  • “Top Scoring Physician, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC” 
  • UPSOM Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation in Medical Education


  • Finder JD, Birnkrant D, Carl J, Farber HJ, Gozal D, Iannaccone ST, Kovesi T, Kravitz RM, Panitch H, Schramm C, Schroth M, Sharma G, Sievers L, Silvestri JM, Sterni L, American Thoracic Society.  Respiratory care of the patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: An official ATS consensus statement.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 170: 456-465, 2004.
  • Birnkrant BJ, Panitch, HB, Benditt JO,  Boitano LJ, Carter ER, Cwik VA, Finder JD, Iannaccone ST, Jacobson LE, Kohn GL, Motoyama EK, Moxley RT, Schroth, MK, Sharma GD, Sussman MD.  American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the respiratory and related management of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing anesthesia or sedation. Chest. 132:1977-1986, 2007.
  • Flume PA, Robinson KA, O'Sullivan BP, Finder JD, Vender RL, Goss CH, Willey-Courand DB, White T, Marshall B, and the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pulmonary Therapies Committee. Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Guidelines: Airway Clearance Therapies.  Resp Care, 2008, 2009 Apr;54(4):522-37.

    View Dr. Finder's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Biomarkers of lung disease in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid 
  • A Phase II/II study of Sildenafil for the treatment of sickle cell disease, associated pulmonary hypertension
Last Update
March 27, 2014
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March 27, 2014