Dr. Sanford I. Finkel is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medical School. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Finkel completed his internship at Wayne County General Hospital and his residency in Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital’s Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute in Chicago.
An active clinician, Dr. Finkel has received more than nine million dollars in research and training funding in geriatric psychiatry. While his clinical practice concentrates primarily on geriatric psychiatry, he has also been retained as an expert consultant in geriatric psychiatry and has reviewed and testified in a wide variety of cases.
Dr. Finkel has lectured extensively and has contributed over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has also played a leadership role in mental health and aging throughout his career, including all of the last three White House Conferences on Aging (1981, 1995 and 2005). Dr. Finkel founded the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and co-founded the International Psychogeriatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association Council on Aging.