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About Daphna M. Finn, MD, MS

Daphna Finn, MD, is board-certified psychiatrist at UC San Diego Health's Eating Disorder Center for Treatment and Research. She sees children and adolescents in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs with a wide range of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.

She also evaluates and treats co-occurring conditions, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Finn has extensive experience with medications to treat pediatric mental health conditions, as well as training in a variety of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family-based therapy and motivational interviewing.

Dr. Finn enjoys fostering openness, trust and curiosity with her patients and partnering with families to better understand their child and provide helpful treatment recommendations in challenging circumstances. She enjoys helping younger children reestablish themselves on a positive developmental trajectory and helping adolescents understand their values and goals to help them build lifelong wellness and joy.

She completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital where she was a chief fellow, as well as a clinical fellow of Harvard Medical School. She completed residency training in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine where she also earned her medical degree. She also holds a Master of Science in clinical psychology from Northwestern University.

Dr. Finn is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, hiking, arts and crafts projects and traveling.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Behavioral and Mental Health.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Master's Degree

  • Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Evanston, IL

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2021-08-16

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Conditions and Treatments

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted