Avni Finn, M.D., M.B.A.

Fellowship Director, Medical Director of Imaging


B.A., Stanford University
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School
M.B.A.,  Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Post Graduate Education

Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

Honors and Awards

Knights Templar Eye Foundation Ophthalmology Research Fund Award
Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award Winner 
Gragoudas Prize Winner for Best Clinical Research, MEEI
Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Retina Specialists
Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Phi Beta Kappa


Dr. Finn was born in London and moved to the United States at a young age and grew up in Claremont, California. She earned her BA in Human Biology and minor in Spanish from Stanford University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Finn pursued her medical degree at the Dartmouth School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire followed by ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Finn then performed a fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. During fellowship, she received the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award, given to select outstanding fellows in vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Finn is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. She has published numerous original research articles on a wide variety of retinal diseases, including new techniques for macular hole surgery, the use of intraoperative OCT imaging, and biomarkers of atrophy and scar in macular degeneration. Dr. Finn has a strong interest in surgical innovation and retinal imaging analysis.