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Michael Fingerhood, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Dr. Michael Fingerhood, Attending in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Associate Director of Critical Care Services, University Hospital at Downstate. Dr. Fingerhood joins Downstate from Saint Barnabas Health System in the Bronx, where he was a member of the pulmonary and critical care division and where he was an instrumental part of the Covid-19, GME and quality improvement initiatives. Prior to this, Dr. Fingerhood was an attending at NYC-HHC Elmhurst hospital, a Mount Sinai affiliate. Dr. Fingerhood holds MD and MPH degrees from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he was a DDRF fellow.  In addition, Dr. Fingerhood completed his residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and his fellowship in Pulmonary Disease at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, where as a senior fellow, he won awards for best presentation at both the NYS Thoracic Society and the ACCP CHEST conferences. He also completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.  Dr Fingerhood is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

In addition to focusing on quality improvement, Dr. Fingerhood’s clinical research interests include sepsis, alcohol withdrawal, and pulmonary venous thromboembolism. Dr. Fingerhood also looks forward to joining our outpatient specialty practice at University Hospital at Downstate to help provide care for those in the community with pulmonary diseases.

Medical School: Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, NY (2010)

Internal Medicine Residency: NYU Medical Center, New York, NY (2013)

Pulmonary Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York, NY (2015 – 2017)

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (2017 – 2018)

Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine 

Area of expertise: sepsis, alcohol withdrawal, and pulmonary venous thromboembolism.