Diana Finkel, DO, Infectious Disease, Newark, NJ, University Hospital


Infectious Disease Newark, NJ

HIV/AIDS Medicine, Healthcare Associated Infections

Assistant Professor Program Director, Fellowship

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  • Office

    140 Bergen Ave Level D
    Ambulatory Care Center/Rutgers
    Newark, NJ 07103
    Phone(973) 972-5111
    Fax(973) 972-3102
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  • Dr. Diana Finkel is an infectious disease specialist in Newark, NJ and is affiliated with University Hospital. She received her medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice 20 years. She also speaks multiple languages, including Russian. She specializes in hiv/aids medicine and healthcare associated infections and is experienced in general infectious disease, urinary tract infections, hiv/aids, healthcare-associated infections, and transgender modification.

Education & Training

  • Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences
    Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical SciencesFellowship, Infectious Disease, 2000 - 2002
  • Rutgers-NJMS
    Rutgers-NJMSResidency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 2000
  • Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kansas City University College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 1997
  • Rutgers UniversityB.A., Biology, 1993
  • Rutgers UniversityB.S., Psychology, 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State License 2002 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Charter Physician Leader of Pascack Valley Hospital Hackensack University Medical Center Meridian, 2013
  • New Jersey Choice Top Doctor New Jersey Monthly, 2013, 2017
  • Commitment/ Dedication in Providing Care and Service to the HIV/AIDS Community New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, 2009

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Association Between Early Treatment with Tocilizumab and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19  
    Kusum S Mathews, Michal L Melamed, Samantha K Brenner, Amanda Leonberg-Yoo, Edward J Schenck, Jared Radbel, Jochen Reiser, Anip Bansal, Diana Finkel, Mary Mallappallil..., JAMA Internal Medicine
  • Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Prosthetic Value Endocarditis With Ceftaroline  
    Najjar, S., Biele, L., Najjar, J., Finkel, DG, Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice, 1/1/2014
  • Prevalence of GB virus type C in urban Americans infected with human immunodeficiency virus  
    Smith, SM, Donio, MJ, Singh, M., Fallon, JP, Jitendranath, L., Chkrebtii, N., Slim, J., Finkel, D., Perez, G, Retrovirology, 1/1/2005
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  • Rise in MIC s for Colistin in Multi-drug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in Community Hospitals-3 Year Experience.
    Finkel, D, IDSA, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2012
  • Continuing Rise in MICs for Colistin in Multi-drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria in Community Hospitals.
    Finkel, D, IDSA, Boston, MA, 1/1/2011
  • Nephrotoxicity Associated with Colistin Use in the Elderly.
    Finkel, D, ICAAC, Boston, MA, 1/1/2010
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  • Antibiotic Stewardship 
    Pascack Valley Hospital /Hackensack University Medical Center Meridian - 1/1/2017
  • Clostridium Difficile 
    Saint Mary’s General Hospital - 1/1/2016
  • Antibiotic Safety/Vaccines for Seniors 
    Saint Mary’s General Hospital, 2008, 2009 - 1/1/2009
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Authored Content

  • I Do “Success Dances” with Patients Who Reach Their GoalsSeptember 2018
  • I Do “Success Dances” with Patients Who Reach Their GoalsSeptember 2018


  • Chair, P&T 2013 - 2018
  • Chair, Infection control 2008 - 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Russian

Hospital Affiliations