Patrick Finley, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Finley is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UC San Francisco with a special interest in psychopharmacology and behavioral health. He became Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) in 2007 and is a licensed medical provider at UCSF and a clinician in the depression clinic located at the Womens Health Center. He is a nationally recognized expert in the pharmacological management of mood disorders, with an emphasis on the treatment of mental illness in perinatal populations. He has additional expertise in the field of pharmacokinetics, particularly as it applies to potential drug interactions and associated toxicities with psychotropic medications. Dr. Finley also completed a certificate program in Outcomes Research and Epidemiology through the UCSF School of Medicine and has applied this training to conduct clinical and translational research using large databases (eg - California State Medicaid). He is a committed advocate to the cause of optimizing the medical treatment of the mentally ill and is actively involved in professional organizations and the community at large to promote safe and efficacious medication use.


Association between Use of Methadone, Other Central Nervous System Depressants, and QTc Interval-Prolonging Medications and Risk of Mortality in a Large Cohort of Women Living with or at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.


Tamraz B, Reisner L, French AL, King ST, Fischl MA, Ofotokun I, Kashuba A, Milam J, Murphy K, Augenbraun M, Liu C, Finley PR, Aouizerat B, Cocohoba J, Gange S, Bacchetti P, Greenblatt RM

Drug Interactions with Lithium: An Update.

Clinical pharmacokinetics

Finley PR

Enhancing our understanding of perinatal depression.

CNS spectrums

Finley PR, Brizendine L

Detection and treatment rates for perinatal depression in a state Medicaid population.

CNS spectrums

Geier ML, Hills N, Gonzales M, Tum K, Finley PR

A pilot study evaluating genetic and environmental factors for postpartum depression.

Innovations in clinical neuroscience

El-Ibiary SY, Hamilton SP, Abel R, Erdman CA, Robertson PA, Finley PR

Clinical and economic outcomes of a pilot project examining pharmacist-focused collaborative care treatment for depression.

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA

Finley PR, Bluml BM, Bunting BA, Kiser SN

Pharmacologic treatment for postpartum depression: a systematic review.


Ng RC, Hirata CK, Yeung W, Haller E, Finley PR

Heart of Pharmacy: a course exploring the psychosocial issues of patient care.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Vogt EM, Finley PR

Clarification of study and citation.

Archives of internal medicine

Finley PR, Bero L

Tamoxifen treatment and new-onset depression in breast cancer patients.


Lee KC, Ray GT, Hunkeler EM, Finley PR

Antidepressants, suicide, and the FDA: a loose association.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Finley PR

Antiretroviral adherence in persons with HIV/AIDS and severe mental illness.

The Journal of nervous and mental disease

Kemppainen JK, Levine R, Buffum M, Holzemer W, Finley P, Jensen P

Impact of a collaborative care model on depression in a primary care setting: a randomized controlled trial.


Finley PR, Rens HR, Pont JT, Gess SL, Louie C, Bull SA, Lee JY, Bero LA

Atypical antipsychotics and tardive dyskinesia.

Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP

Finley PR

Risperidone: clinical outcome predictors and cost-effectiveness in a naturalistic setting.

Psychopharmacology bulletin

Finley PR, Sommer BR, Corbitt JL, Brunson GH, Lum BL

Lithium and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: evaluation of a potential interaction.

Journal of clinical psychopharmacology

Finley PR, O'Brien JG, Coleman RW

Clinical relevance of drug interactions with lithium.

Clinical pharmacokinetics

Finley PR, Warner MD, Peabody CA

Measurement of prostaglandin E2 in rectal mucosa in human subjects: a method study.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Finley PR, Bogert CL, Alberts DS, Einspahr J, Earnest DL, Blackwell G, Girodias K

Combination chemotherapy, glucocorticoids, and interferon alfa in the treatment of multiple myeloma: a Southwest Oncology Group study.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Salmon SE, Crowley JJ, Grogan TM, Finley P, Pugh RP, Barlogie B

An in vivo model of human multidrug-resistant multiple myeloma in SCID mice.

The American journal of pathology

Bellamy WT, Odeleye A, Finley P, Huizenga B, Dalton WS, Weinstein RS, Hersh EM, Grogan TM

Chyle leakage after blunt trauma.


Skála J, Witte C, Bruna J, Case T, Finley P

Prospective study of the safety and financial benefit of ketoconazole as adjunctive therapy to cyclosporine after heart transplantation.

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation

Butman SM, Wild JC, Nolan PE, Fagan TC, Finley PR, Hicks MJ, Mackie MJ, Copeland JG

Characterization of ascites present at cesarean section.

American journal of perinatology

Calvin S, Silva M, Weinstein L, Finley P, Witte M

Circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 in cystic fibrosis.

Pediatric pulmonology

Brown MA, Morgan WJ, Finley PR, Scuderi P

Regulation of tumor necrosis factor secretion in leukocytes from alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient humans.

Immunological investigations

Scuderi P, Finley PR, Shon BY, Udall JN, Roe DJ, Chong AS

Chemotherapy is superior to sequential hemibody irradiation for remission consolidation in multiple myeloma: a Southwest Oncology Group study.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Salmon SE, Tesh D, Crowley J, Saeed S, Finley P, Milder MS, Hutchins LF, Coltman CA, Bonnet JD, Cheson B

Effect of interleukin-2 on microvascular liquid and protein transport in the rat small intestine.


Stuntz ME, Witte MH, Witte CL, Way DL, Champsi JH, Finley PR

Comparison of ultrasonically applied vs. intra-articular injected hydrocortisone levels in canine knees.

Orthopaedic review

Muir WS, Magee FP, Longo JA, Karpman RR, Finley PR

Plasma levels of fibronectin and prostacyclin metabolite in peripartum preeclamptic women.

American journal of perinatology

Calvin S, Weinstein L, Witte MH, Finley PR

Prognostic value of pretreatment serum beta 2 microglobulin in myeloma: a Southwest Oncology Group Study.


Durie BG, Stock-Novack D, Salmon SE, Finley P, Beckord J, Crowley J, Coltman CA

Immunochemical assays for IgG, IgA, IgM and transferrin compared.

Clinical biochemistry

Christenson RH, Finley PR, Silverman LM

Alpha-globulins suppress human leukocyte tumor necrosis factor secretion.

European journal of immunology

Scuderi P, Dorr RT, Liddil JD, Finley PR, Meltzer P, Raitano AB, Rybski J

Gonadotropin deficiency in Tourette's syndrome: a preliminary communication.

The International journal of neuroscience

Sandyk R, Bamford CR, Binkiewicz A, Finley PR

Raised serum levels of tumour necrosis factor in parasitic infections.

Lancet (London, England)

Scuderi P, Sterling KE, Lam KS, Finley PR, Ryan KJ, Ray CG, Petersen E, Slymen DJ, Salmon SE

Amitriptyline plasma protein binding: effect of plasma pH and relevance to clinical overdose.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Levitt MA, Sullivan JB, Owens SM, Burnham L, Finley PR

Office and clinic laboratories. Maintaining quality control.

American journal of diseases of children (1960)

Finley PR, Ryan KJ

Methotrexate: bioavailability and pharmacokinetics.

Cancer treatment reports

Campbell MA, Perrier DG, Dorr RT, Alberts DS, Finley PR

Liquid-chromatographic determination of vancomycin evaluated and improved.

Clinical chemistry

Bever FN, Finley PR, Fletcher C, Williams J

Re: Myocardial contusion following nonfatal blunt chest trauma.

The Journal of trauma

Lindsey D, Finley PR

AIDS in 1968.


Witte MH, Witte CL, Minnich LL, Finley PR, Drake WL

Increased activities of MB and BB isozymes of creatine kinase in denervated neonatal and adult rat muscle.

Experimental neurology

Sadeh M, Stern LZ, Czyzewski K, Finley PR, Russell DH

Influence of ascites on tobramycin pharmacokinetics.

Journal of clinical pharmacology

Sampliner R, Perrier D, Powell R, Finley P

Serum beta 2-microglobulin in the initial staging and subsequent monitoring of monoclonal plasma cell disorders.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Garewal H, Durie BG, Kyle RA, Finley P, Bower B, Serokman R

Phagocytic, lambda light chain, plasma cell myeloma.

American journal of clinical pathology

Wirt DP, Grogan TM, Payne CM, Kummet TD, Durie BG, Finley PR, Rollins D

Effect of alcohols and selected solvents on serum osmolality measurements.

Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology

Lund ME, Banner W, Finley PR, Burnham L, Dye JA

Lidocaine elimination: effects of metoprolol and of propranolol.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Conrad KA, Byers JM, Finley PR, Burnham L

The in utero management of urinary outflow tract obstruction.

Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU

Weinstein L, Anderson CF, Finley PR, Lichti DA

Kinetics of the digoxin-aspirin combination.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Fenster PE, Comess KA, Hanson CD, Finley PR

Rheumatoid factor activity by rate nephelometry correlated with clinical activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

American journal of clinical pathology

Hicks MJ, Heick M, Finley P, Gall EP, Minnich L, Williams RJ

Cimetidine decreases theophylline clearance.

Annals of internal medicine

Campbell MA, Plachetka JR, Jackson JE, Moon JF, Finley PR

Rate-nephelometric inhibition immunoassay of phenytoin and phenobarbital.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Dye JA, Williams RJ, Lichti DA

Serum CPK isoenzyme BB as an indicator of brain tissue damage following head injury.

The Journal of trauma

Karpman RR, Weinstein PR, Finley PR, Karst-Sabin B

A cellulose acetate electrophoretic procedure evaluated for quantitation of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Clinical chemistry

Schifman RB, Brumbaugh PF, Grover D, Finley PR, Harrow EJ

Adaptation of the enzyme-multiplied immunoassay for methotrexate to the centrifugal analyzer.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Williams RJ, Griffith F, Lichti DA

Rate nephelometric measurement of rheumatoid factor in serum.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Hicks MJ, Williams RJ, Hinlicky J, Lichti DA

Meaning of elevated CK-MB.

American heart journal

Lindsey D, Navin T, Finley P

Changes in immunoglobulin control sera.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR

Evaluation of a new multichannel analyzer, "Astra-8".

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Williams RJ, Lichti DA, Thies AC

A modified ion-selective electrode method for measurement of chloride in sweat.

American journal of clinical pathology

Finley PR, Dye JA, Lichti DA, Byers JM, Williams RJ

Cholesterol in high-density lipoprotein: use of Mg2+/dextran sulfate in its enzymic measurement.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Schifman RB, Williams RJ, Lichti DA

Assay of phenobarbital: adaption of "EMIT" to the centrifugal analyzer.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Willaims RJ, Lichti DF, Byers JM

Assay of phenytoin: adaptation of "EMIT" to the centrifugal analyzer.

Clinical chemistry

Finley PR, Williams RJ, Byers JM

Hageman factor.

Annals of clinical laboratory science

Finley PR


Minnesota medicine

Finley PR

Changes in antithrombin 3 and plasminogen induced by oral contraceptives.

American journal of clinical pathology

Peterson RA, Krull PE, Finley P, Ettinger MG

Electronic data processing in a private hospital laboratory.

American journal of clinical pathology

Finley PR, Anderson F, Neese R




Distribution of radioactivity in man after the oral ingestion of small test doses of radiolabeled cyanocobalamin.

The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine