Leonard Finn, MD

Family physician/Owner, Needham Wellesley Family Medicine PC, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Clinical Instructor of Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts

Dr. Finn has been researching, writing, and teaching about prevention and lifestyle enhancement for 42 years and has been in private family medicine practice for 41 years. In 2015, he was chosen by Boston Magazine as a "Best Family Physician." He recently completed a successful three-year pilot quality improvement project that taught healthy nutrition and mindful eating to patients in group visits to achieve better control of obesity and related conditions. For nine years, he has taught mindfulness to patients in office visits and group visits, and he also teaches mindfulness to family physicians. For six years, he has used group visits to teach healthy nutrition and lifestyle enhancement to patients. Dr. Finn has led many physician organizations. He served as medical director of a physician-hospital organization (PHO) and is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP). In addition, he has chaired or participated on committees to improve health care delivery for the American Cancer Society, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He has received awards for service, teaching, and research from the AAFP, MassAFP, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2017, he was inducted into the MassAFP’s Preceptor Hall of Fame.