Gal Finer, MD, PhD

Gal Finer, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Nephrology (Kidney Diseases)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Gal Finer MD, PhD, is a board-certified pediatrician and a pediatric nephrologist in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finer has been caring for children with a variety of kidney diseases at Lurie Children’s since 2007. Her current interest lies in the research of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT). Dr. Finer acquired knowledge in genetic diseases of the kidney while serving the Bedouin population in Israel, and in molecular pathways of renal fibrosis and kidney development while working in the laboratories of Dr. William H. Schnaper and Dr. Susan Quaggin. Dr. Finer is the recipient of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Young Investigator Award of 2017, and of the NIH-K08 Clinical Investigator Award in 2020. Visit the Finer Laboratory.

Clinical Interests

Nephrotic syndrome; congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract; genetic kidney diseases (cystinosis, oxalosis, kidney tubular acidosis, Fanconi syndrome, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, Bartter syndrome, Gitelman syndrome); kidney stones; plasmapheresis; polycystic kidney disease​

Education & Training

Education: Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2000

Postgraduate Training: Residency in pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 2013-2015; Fellowship in pediatric nephrology, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2007-2010; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2004-2007; Residency in pediatrics, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel, 2000-2004

Professional Organizations: American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, International Pediatric Nephrology Association