Wayne H. Finley, M.D., Ph.D.

Title:  Medical Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Alabama
School of Medicine
Location: Birmingham, AL United States


  • Alabama Academy of Science (trustee, 1991-2001)
  • Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American College of Medical Genetics, Fellow (founder, education committee 1993-1997)(program director, 1996)
  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • American Institute of Chemists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Caduceus Club (president, 1984-1986)
  • Della Robbia Club (gold member, 2008)
  • Greater Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce (board directors, 1983-1986)
  • Jefferson County Medical Society (maternal and child health committee, 1975-1979) (chairman, 1976-1977) (president, 1983)
  • Jefferson County Pediatrics Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Kiwanis Club, Shades Valley (president, 1973-1974)
  • Medical Alumni Association of the University of Alabama (president, 1974-1975)
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama (counselor, 1990)
  • National Advisory Research Resources Council for the National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health Alumni Association
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Pi
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Rotary Club of Birmingham
  • Sigma Xi, University of Alabama-Birmingham Chapter (president, 1972-1973)
  • Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Sons of the American Revolution (flag chairman)
  • The American Society of Human Genetics
  • The New York Academy of Sciences
  • The Newcomen Society
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • The Southern Medical Association
  • The Southern Society Pediatric Research
  • Wayne Finley Breakfast Club


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2017)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine (2017)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1993-2016, 1986-1987)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2012, 1997-1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)
  • Recipient, Martha Myers Role Model Award (2008)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award (2005)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Birmingham Business Journal (2003)
  • Recipient, Samuel Buford Word Award, Medical Association State of Alabama (2003)
  • Establishment, Finley-Compass Bank Genetics Conference Center, UAB Trustees (2001)
  • Inductee, Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame (2001)
  • Recipient, Brother Bryan Humanitarian Award (2001)
  • Recipient, Will Gaines Holmes Award, Children’s Aid Society (1999)
  • Recipient, Alumnus of Year Award, Jacksonville State University (1989)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, University of Alabama Medical Center (1983)
  • Recipient, Turlington Award (1982)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award (1978)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Educators of America Award (1971)
  • Recipient, Alabama Association for Retarded Children Medial Award (1969)
  • Author, University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association 1859-2003
  • Numerous contributor articles on human malformations and clinical cytogenetics to professional journals
  • Recipient, Gardner Award, Alabama Academy of Sciences

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