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Justin J. Finch, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Director, Center for Cutaneous Laser Surgery
Director, Clinical Photography
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6230
Phone: 800-679-4600

Curriculum Vitae:
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B.A.University of Minnesota Psychology
M.D.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipHennepin County Medical CenterTransitional Resident Internship
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineDermatology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Dr. TEACHER Outstanding Teaching Award
Didactic Teaching Award
Clinical Symposia Travel Grant Dermatology Foundation
Resident Retreat for Future AcademiciansSociety for Investigative Dermatology
Residents’ International Grant (for Work-Study in Botswana) American Academy of Dermatology
The Fisch Art of Medicine Grant
Walter and Virginia Sohre Scholarship
2nd Place Winner, Artwork and Photography CategoryLegible Script
Raths Scholarship
Lester W. and Lois P. Netz Scholarship
Honorable Mention, Artwork and Photography CategoryLegible Script
Shelley and Dr. Eddie Segal Scholarship
Cutaneous laser surgery and tropical dermatology
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Graduate Medical Education internal review panel for nephrology fellowship Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
Graduate Medical Education internal review panel for general surgery residency Education CommitteeMemeberUConn HealthUniversity2011
Residency Council Advisory CommitteeLiaisonUConn HealthUniversity20102012
Graduate Medical Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeLiaisonUConn HealthUniversity20102012
Nominated for position on the ACGME Dermatology Residency Review Committee Advisory CommitteeNomineeUConn HealthUniversity2010
Nominated for AAMC Organization of Resident RepresentativesAdvisory CommitteeliaisonExternalNational2010
South Park Clinic, homeless clinicCommunity ServicevolunteerExternalLocal2010
Connecticut Dermatological Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2010
Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride, skin cancer screening Community ServicevolunteerUConn HealthUniversity20092011
Race for the Cure skin cancer screeningCommunity ServicevolunteerExternalLocal2009
New England Dermatological SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2008
American Academy of DermatologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2008
Dermatología Comunitaria (free clinic in rural Mexico) Community ServiceClinical AssistantExternalInternational2007
Upper Midwest Arts in Healthcare Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2007
Society for the Arts in Healthcare Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
Class of 2008 Note Coop, University of Minnesota Medical School Community ServicePresidentExternalUniversity20052006
Darkroom Photography, Powder Park Cultural CenterCommunity ServiceCourse DirectorExternalLocal20052006
Harambee: Pulling Together the Community and Medicine Through the Arts Community ServicePhotographerExternalLocal20052009
Darkroom Photography, Powder Park Cultural Center Community ServiceCourse DirectorExternalLocal20052006
Finch Fine Art PhotographyCommunity ServiceOwner and OperatorExternalLocal20042011
CATALYST ProgramCommunity ServiceVolunteerExternalLocal20042006
Glaucoma Screening ProjectCommunity ServiceVolunteerExternalLocal20042005
Science Museum of Minnesota, The Human Body exhibit Community ServiceVolunteerExternalLocal20042005

Journal Articles


  • J. Finch and A. Crump The Squirrel Who Lost His Acorn. (Children’s fiction) 2011 Jan;

Book Chapters

  • Dermatomyositis
    Finch J, Zakko L. GI & Skin Atlas 2012 Jan;
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Aquisita
    Finch J, Zakko L. GI & Skin Atlas 2012 Jan;
  • Howel-Evans Syndrome
    Finch J, Zakko L. GI & Skin Atlas 2012 Jan;
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris.
    Finch J, Zakko L. GI & Skin Atlas 2012 Jan;
  • Scleroderma
    Finch J, Zakko L. GI & Skin Atlas 2012 Jan;


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
HIV-Related Cutaneous MalignancyTalkDepartment of Dermatology, Grand Rounds2011University of Connecticut Health Center
Depressed plaque on the back of a twelve year old girlPoster37th annual meeting of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology2011Baltimore, Maryland
Multiple Clustered Dermatofibromas. Presented as part of the “Case of the Year” oral lectures. Talk37th annual meeting of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology2011
Necrobiotic XanthogranulomaTalkDepartment of Dermatology, Grand Rounds2010University of Connecticut Health Center
Trichothiodystrophy.TalkDepartment of Dermatology, Grand Rounds2010University of Connecticut Health Center
Phaeoid fungi in melanonychia: data from the world literaturePosterIV International Conference on Medical Mycology2007Monterrey, Mexico
Toenail onychomycosis: Current and future treatment options. PosterUniversity of Minnesota Internal Medicine Research Day2005Minneapolis, MN.
The effect of PICC lines on the patency of upper extremity veins in children.PosterPediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting2003Seattle, WA
The effect of PICC lines on the patency of upper extremity veins in children. PosterRadiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting2003Chicago, IL