Departments & Divisions
Margaret R Finley, M.D., C.M.D
Division of Geriatrics and Supportive Care
M. Rosina Finley BSN, MD, CMD is a Family and Community Medicine (F&CM) and Geriatrics physician currently practicing Long Term Care (LTC) and Hospice and Palliative Care. She is passionate about providing quality care to the elderly and serving the LTC continuum community, its residents and families and the individuals that care for those residents. She has been instrumental in developing the UTHSCSA LTC curriculum which is currently being used in the training of interdisciplinary professional students, medical students, interns and residents, geriatric and hospice and palliative care fellows, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, and chaplains. She precepts and mentors physicians interested in becoming medical directors in LTC and Hospice and Palliative Care. She is also involved in providing ethics education as a preceptor with UTHSCSA’s Center for Humanities and Ethics. She serves as a community liaison for many of the long term care and hospice and palliative educational programs at UTHSCSA. She is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of qualified LTC healthcare professionals of all disciplines and creating educational programs and pipelines in primary care geriatrics and hospice and palliative care. In addition, she speaks at the local, state and national levels on cross-cultural ethics.
- 1999 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Geriatrics - UNMHSC
- 1997 - Residency - Family & Community Medicine - UNMHSC
- 1995 - Internship - Family & Community Medicine - UNMHSC
- 1994 - MD - Medicine - UNMSOM
- 1980 - BSN - Nursing - UNM School of Nursing
- 1977 - ADN - Nursing - Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, NM
- 9/2016 - Post-Acute and L-T Care Consultant and Medical Director - Sorrento/Cantex Continuing CareSan Antonio
- 2/2014 - Post-Acute and L-T Care Medicine Director Educator - UTHSCSASan Antonio
- 9/2013 - Professor/Clinical and Faculty Physician - UTHSCSASan Antonio
- 6/2006 - Hospice Medical Director - UTHSCSA, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 7/2012 - Present, Medicine, Behavior Society (MBS), UTHSCSA
- 7/2012 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Family Medicine Community Geriatrics Partners
- 8/2010 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Community Geriatrics Partners
- 1/2010 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Community Program Partners
- 7/2009 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Family Medicine Community Partner
- 2/2009 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Family Medicine Community Geriatrics Partner
- 1/2009 - Present, Rotation Student Supervision, UTHSCSA Community Geriatrics Partner
- 1/2009 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Community Partners
- 3/2008 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Community Partners
- 1/2008 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Community Geriatrics Partners
- 5/2006 - Present, Individual Instruction, UTHSCSA Geriatrics Community Partner
Research & Grants
Funding Agency Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Title Community Service Learning Mini-Geriatrics Grant Award Status Complete Period 8/2010 - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Minigrant awarded to one faculty mentor and one medical student to review "Geriatric Transitions Into Long Term Care Rehabilitation" as a quality improvement project for a local nursing home where the faculty mentor serves as a medical director. A "nurse-nurse" communication tool has been developed and is used to improve communication during transitions of care. The process of order translation and trancription is also reviewed. This is an ongoing project.
Funding Agency Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics Title Community Service Learning Mini-Geriatrics Grant Award Status Active Period 4/2013 - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Minigrant awarded to one faculty mentor and several medical students to review a "Music and Art in Medicine" program as a quality improvement project for a local nursing home where the faculty mentor serves as a medical director/medical director educator. This is an ongoing project.
Patel N, Ye Y, Aniemeke C, Mathew R, Vela K, Finley MR. Reducing Emergency Room Referrals in Response to Nursing Home Calls: A Quality Improvement (QI) Update; 2016 Mar. (JAMDA; vol. 17, no. 3).
- 2005 - American Board of Family Medicine/Geriatrics
- American Board of Family Medicine