Elizabeth Hall Finley, MD, FRCSC

School and Training:

  • Born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
  • School: McGill University (BSc), University of Western Ontario (MD).
  • Surgical training at McGill and Western with Plastic Surgery residency in New York at Montefiore and Einstein and a microsurgery fellowship with Dr Harry Buncke in San Francisco.

Current Practice:

  • Board Certified in both Canada and the United States in Plastic Surgery.
  • Specialize in Cosmetic Breast and Abdominal Surgery. Owned and managed a private surgical facility in Banff.

Research and Publications:

  • Nationally and internationally recognized for contributions in Plastic Surgery.
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery – book published 2010 by Quality Medical Publishing.
  • Publications, chapters, editor of several books in plastic surgery.
  • Teaching both with surgical demonstrations and lectures nationally and internationally.
  • Senior Examiner for American Board of Plastic Surgery

Leadership roles:

  • Chief of Staff, Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff 1988-1992
  • Chair College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Task Force on Sexual Abuse of Patients by Physicians.
  • Chair Committee to set standards and guidelines for Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities in Alberta
  • Multiple committee chair and memberships – American and Canadian Ethics etc.
  • Past president, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2011.


  • Award of the Association of American Publishers for the best clinical book published in 1990
  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Calgary, 1994
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Trustees Special Achievement Award (for contribution to plastic surgery), October 2010.
  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Banff, 2018.


  • 3 grown children, raised in Banff
  • Ski, snowboard, kitesurf, snowkite
  • Loves reading mystery novels
  • Learning Spanish!!