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James L. Finley, M.D.


Pathologist in Charge:
Beaufort County Hospital Laboratory


Phone:  252-744-5912

Fax:  252-744-1889





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Undergraduate Education

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, B.S., Cum Laude, 1974


Medical School

Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, M.D. 1978



Beth Israel Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1978-1982



Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA (Surgical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine), 1982-1983 


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Pathology), 1982-1983



American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology

American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology (Subspecialty)


Clinical Interests

Cytopathology, especially Fine Needle Aspiration of Gynecologic Neoplasms


Selected Publications

1.  Finley JL, Joshi VV, Smith NL. General Pathology of HIV Infection in Wormser GP, ed. Aids and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection, 4th edition, Ch 27, pp 733-772. Elsevier Science/Academic Press.


2.  Hewan-Lowe K, Rebellato L, Nzerue C, Finley J. Location of Post-Transplant Neoplasia influences Diagnosis and Graft Outcome. J Am Soc of Neph. 2003;14.


3.  Gupta K, Hewan-Lowe K, Finley J. Calciphylaxis May be a Disease of the Large Vessels.  Am J Dermatol. Oct 2003;25(5).


4.  Jackson SB, Strausbauch PH, Finley JL, Laich D, Hewan-Lowe K. Desmosomes and Microvilli Mean a Lot: Diagnosis of Neoplasms of Unknown Origin Using Electron Microscopy. Ultrastructural Path. 2003;27:155-161.


5.  Smith NL, Halliday BE, Finley JL, Kellog A. The Spectrum of Immunohistochemical Reactivity of Monoclonal Antibody DS6 in Nongynecologic Neoplasms.  Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology. 2002;10(2):152-158.


6.  Finley JL. Fine Needle Aspiration of Female Genital Tract and Peritoneal Washings. In: Atkinson BF, Silverman JF, editors. Atlas of Difficult Diagnoses in Cytopathology. Philadelphia, PA:Saunders;1998:373-400.


Selected Presentations

1.  Wallace T, Hewan-Lowe KO, Gilbert C, Finley JL. Fulminant Course of Wegener's Granulomatosis. Poster presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Southern Medical Association; Nov 11-13, 2004; New Orleans, LA. 


2.  Jackson SB, Park HK, Murphy RJ, Cuenca RE, Finley JL. Sentinel Node Positivity in a Thin Melanoma: A Case Report and Review of Indications.  Poster Presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Oct 9-12, 2003; Chicago IL.


3.  Gupta K, Finley JL, Park HK, Catrou PG. The Association Between Mitotic Rate and Vascularity in Malignant Melanoma. Poster Presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Oct 9-12, 2003; Chicago, IL.


4.  Gupta K, Park HK, Smith NL, Finley JL. Acute Multifocal Posterior Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathology and Epididymitis Occuring in the Setting of Necrotizing Small-Vessel Vasculitis.  Poster presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Oct 9-12, 2003; Chicago, IL.


5.  Gupta K, Finley JL. Calciphylaxis May be a Disease of Large Vessels. Platform presentation at 6th Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology. March 19-20, 2003; San Francisco, CA.



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