Austin Finklea, DO
Austin Finklea, DO, joined the obstetrics/gynecology team at Bluffton Medical Group in August 2015. Prior to joining BMG, he completed a residency in obstetrics/gynecological surgery at Michigan State University/College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Finklea graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, with a bachelor's degree in zoology and a minor in chemistry in 2007. While at Weber, he worked as a lab instructor for the Department of Anatomy and Physiology. He earned a medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University/DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., in 2011, and he completed a residency in obstetrics/gynecological surgery and served as chief OB/GYN resident at Michigan State University/College of Osteopathic Medicine/Mercy Health in East Lansing in 2015.
Before beginning his medical career, Dr. Finklea completed a two-year mission in Helsinki, Finland, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2000. He was founder, owner and operator of Sundance Window Cleaning in Layton, Utah, for eight years, and also worked for DF Construction, also in Layton, while going to school.
Dr. Finklea, who is trained to perform robotic and single-site laparoscopy surgeries and advanced minimally invasive surgeries, has special interests in cosmetic vaginal/pelvic surgery, hypertension in pregnancy, hysterosalpingogram (HSG), in-office sonohysterography, surgical and medical management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse surgery and management.
Dr. Finklea is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Finklea, who serves as a scout master for the Boy Scouts of American and is an Eagle Scout, is fluent in Finnish. He also volunteers as a congregational leader in his church.