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Julia Finkelstein | Education

Undergraduate School

Cornell University

2007, Ithaca, NY

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine

2011, New York, NY


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2012, New York, NY


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2017, New York, NY

Graduate School

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2019, Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital

2020, Boston, MA

Julia Finkelstein | Professional History

Dr. Julia Beth Finkelstein is the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Urology. She is a pediatric urologist and clinical researcher formally trained in quality improvement methodology and measurement.

Dr. Finkelstein graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her 6-year urology residency training at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During her 3-year pediatric urology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Finkelstein completed a fellowship in patient safety and quality improvement through Harvard Medical School and obtained a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After training, she served as the Associate Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Telemedicine Champion, and Assistant Professor of Urology for the Department of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Finkelstein is interested in the care of the breadth of pediatric urology patients, including performing inguinal, hypospadias and robotic surgery. She is committed to improving patient care. As such, her research interests focus on quality improvement and innovation, including use of telecommunications technology and simulation to better patient care.

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Throughout my training, I have worked to cultivate the skills to improve medical processes and provide excellent, safe care. As faculty at BCH, my goal is to better the lives and clinical well-being of generations of children through efforts to innovate and deliver the highest quality urologic care.