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A native of Mexico, Dr. Finkelman received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Yavne School in Mexico City. He received his medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico City School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He then completed an internship at the General Hospital in Mexico City where he was also granted honors.

After moving to the United States, Dr. Finkelman completed his residency at Sinai Hospital-John Hopkins Hospital and Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital and Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For more than 35 years, Dr. Finkelman has been in private practice serving the communities of Austell and Hiram. During that time, he also completed a master’s degree in business administration from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Finkelman is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Gastroenterology, and the Mexican Board of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the Georgia Gastroenterology Society, and he has also co-authored several publications covering topics such as Hepatitis C treatments and diverticulosis.

In addition to treating all types of gastrointestinal disorders, Dr. Finkelman is particularly interested in gastroesophageal reflux and colon cancer.

Dr. Finkelman is fluent in Spanish and joined the practice in 2016.

Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Master’s of Business Administration, 2001

Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital and Clinic, New Orleans, La.
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1980

Sii Hospital - John Hopkins Hospital and Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978
Internship, 1976

General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
Internship, 1973

National Autonomous University School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico, 1974

Summa Cum Laude
Medical Doctor UM January 1974
Granted Honors upon completion of Internship at General Hospital Mexico City
Ranked 2nd Nationally among interns.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan
Quality Management Committee 2003-2007
Atlanta Regional Health Forum
Chairman of the Access Committee 2001-2005
Co-founder Georgia Mexican American Chamber of Commerce
Member Parents Council Washington University, St Louis, Missouri

Latino music, old movies both in English and Spanish, Mexican and Jewish literature, and soccer

Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association
Member, Georgia Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society

The amazing influence that I got from my mentors Dr. Horacio Jinich in Mexico, and Dr Albert Mendeloff during my training in internal medicine.