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Stephen Arnoff


Albert J. Finestone, MD


Director, Institute on Aging

Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-4741

Email: afinesto@temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Institute on Aging


Educational Background:


BA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1942


MD, MSc, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1945-1951


Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Internship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Fellowship, Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

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clinical Interests:

  • Geriatrics
  • Continuing Medical Education

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board certification(s):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Additional qualifications in geriatric medicine

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professional affiliations:

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Member, Misstate and Local Medical Society
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education

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research interests:

  • End of life care
  • Changing physician behavior to improve outcomes to meet practice guidelines and be cost effective
  • The older driver

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selected publications:


Finestone AJ.  Exercise stress testing for older persons starting an exercise program, Letters to the Editor.  JAMA 284: 2591, 2000.


Finestone AJ.  Reimbursement as incentive to improve physician's quality of care, Letters to the Editor.  JAMA 286: 1474, 2001.


Finestone AJ.  Solutions must be the answer.  Letters to the Editor.  Pharos. 65: 59, 2002.


Finestone AJ.  Clinical inverventions in aging:  The older driver?  Who is Responsible?  The state, the doctor or the older driver. Clinical Interventions in Aging 1: 6-10, 2006.


Finestone AJ.  Forward and Chapter.  Pressure areas in the feet.  Foot Health Training in the Feet for Long-term Personnel.  Helfand AE, ed.  Health Professionals Press.  Baltimore, 2006.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25061283. Finestone AJ, Appropriate blood pressure for the "old-old" (85 years and older). Clin Interv Aging 9:(1009-10)2014

18982930. Finestone AJ, Inderwies G, Death and dying in the US: the barriers to the benefits of palliative and hospice care. Clin Interv Aging 3:3(595-9)2008

18225473. Finestone AJ, Jacobs MR, Cacciamani JA, Not Geropharmacotherapy 101. Clin Interv Aging 2:4(715-8)2007

18047253. Finestone AJ, The older driver: who is responsible? The state, the doctor, or the older driver? Clin Interv Aging 1:1(6-10)2006

16510373. Wertheimer AI, Santella TM, Finestone AJ, Levy RA, Drug delivery systems improve pharmaceutical profile and facilitate medication adherence. Adv Ther 22:6(559-77)2005 Nov-Dec

12812623. Finestone AJ, Is stress testing a Hobson's choice in some geriatric patients? J Am Med Dir Assoc 1:5(223)2000 Sep-Oct

9066451. Finestone AJ, A doctor's dilemma. Is a diagnosis disabling or enabling? Arch Intern Med 157:5(491-2)1997 Mar 10

8163215. Finestone AJ, Byers K, Acute facial paralysis: is it a stroke--or something else? Geriatrics 49:4(50-2)1994 Apr

8414596. Finestone AJ, Considering AIDS in the elderly. Pa Med 96:7(26-7)1993 Jul

2244552. Axelrod P, Finestone AJ, Infectious mononucleosis in older adults. Am Fam Physician 42:6(1599-606)1990 Dec

2663158. Finestone AJ, Society and medicine: their union and its impact on medical education in the 1990s and beyond. Clin Ther 11:3(282-9)1989 May-Jun

3273862. Finestone AJ, Old docs, new technology, journal reading, and quality patient care--are they related? Clin Ther 10:2(143-4)1988

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