Stuart Finkel, MD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: GI Medical Experts
  • Phone: 212-737-9736
  • Fax: (212) 737-5317
  • Website: www.giexpert.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine

Specialty Focus: gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal, esophagus, GERD, reflux, intestines, bowels, colon cancer, pancreas, internal medicine, colitis, complications of GI endoscopy, perforations, ischemic bowel, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's, mesenteric ischemia

Education: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Years in Practice: 40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 20


Additional Information

Dr. Finkel received his BA (summa cum laude) with distinction in Biology from the U. of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Einstein College of Medicine 1st in his class, and president of his chapter of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Finkel is board certified in GI and IM, and Asst. Clinical Professor of GI at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NY City. He has been in private practice since 1978, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and teaches GI endoscopy actively. He has testified in both plaintiffs and defense cases, including Federal Court, for 30+ years. An experienced teacher, he is able to explain complex medical subjects to lay juries in easily understandable terms. Dr. Finkel testified in the landmark Massachusetts case Matsuyama v Birnbaum et al, permitting recovery for a loss of chance in a wrongful death action, where the jury found that the defendant MD's negligence deprived the plaintiff's decedent of a less than even chance of surviving stomach cancer. Dr. Finkel also served as the GI consultant for the Ground Zero First Responders in the WTC litigation settled in 2010, stratifying the severity of GERD due to environmental exposure at Ground Zero. He also provided objective individual assessments used in the determination of disability awards, and testified on behalf of the First Responders with GZ-related GERD who opted out of the Zadroga settlement. William Groner, one of the lead attorneys in the GZ litigation, and author of "9/12 - The Epic Battle of the GZ Responders," with whom Dr. Finkel worked closely, wrote privately: "You were integral to the development of medical causation for GZ dust, and for that, I and thousands of my clients ... are forever grateful." He also testified for the plaintiff in the landmark NJ case Ehrlich v Sorokin, in which the appellate court held in 2017 that an informed consent defense may not be invoked if plaintiff does not allege defective or lack of informed consent