Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Gal  Finer, MD, PhD

Gal Finer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Gal Finer is a Board certified Pediatric Nephrologist, MD, PhD, clinician-scientist, and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finer acquired knowledge in genetic diseases of the kidney while serving the Bedouin population in Israel, and in molecular pathways of renal fibrosis while working in the laboratory of Dr. William H. Schnaper. Her current research interest lies in understandin...[Read full text]Dr. Gal Finer is a Board certified Pediatric Nephrologist, MD, PhD, clinician-scientist, and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finer acquired knowledge in genetic diseases of the kidney while serving the Bedouin population in Israel, and in molecular pathways of renal fibrosis while working in the laboratory of Dr. William H. Schnaper. Her current research interest lies in understanding the pathophysiology of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT). To this end, Dr. Finer has been studying functional genomics of kidney development, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Susan Quaggin at Northwestern. Her other academic interests include hypertension in children and medical education. Dr. Finer is the recipient of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Young Investigator Award of 2017.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Ben Gurion University, Israel (1997)
  • PhD: Ben Gurion University, Israel (2007)
  • Internship: Soroka University Medical Center (1999)
  • Residency: Soroka University Medical Center, Pediatrics (2004)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatric Nephrology (2010)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Lurie Children's Hospital), Pediatrics (2013)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6160

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 37
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611