As a fellowship trained behavioral neurologist Dr. Finney has a fascination with higher cortical function and brain/behavior relationships. His areas of research interest include early diagnosis and differentiation between different forms of neurodegenerative diseases impacting cognitive functions, as well as the brain-behavior relationship between creativity and the brain, including creativity in the setting of neurologic disease. Dr. Finney's clinical practice is devoted to those suffering from memory and cognitive disorders. He also devoted to education, serving as the department's neurology residency program director, medical student neurology clerkship director, as well as the behavioral neurology fellowship co-director. Additionally, he acts as a neurology advocate, participating in advocacy for the profession of neurology and neurologic patients through a variety of venues.