Erik Finger, MD, PhD

Erik Finger, MD, PhD

Transplant Surgeon

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Islet transplantation

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


  • University of California, San Francisco, CA (Transplant Surgery and Research)

Other Education

  • Harvard University, Division of Medical Sciences in Call and Developmental Biology (PhD)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, DEA

Recognition and Leadership


  • ASTS-Astellas Faculty Development Award (2011-12)
  • Roche Transplant Research Foundation Research Award (2010-12)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2002-04)
  • Marshall K. Barlett Fellowship for Research in General Surgery (2001-02)


  • Consultant on the Data & Safety Monitoring Board, University of Minnesota Clinical Trials on Islet Transplantation
  • Former Medical Director, Inpatient Transplant Unit, University of Minnesota (2010-11)
  • Member, International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
  • Member, American Society of Transplation
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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