Dr. L. Patrick Finklea, Jr. is a 2002 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he played division one soccer and received the Outstanding Departmental Award in Philosophy. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and pediatric residency training at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. During this training, he was awarded the Children’s Health Advocate of the Year by the Medical Legal Assistance for Families and volunteered at Camp Camp for disabled children and Camp Independence for children with diabetes.
Dr. Finklea enjoys outdoor activities and participated in the Mid Atlantic Med WARs (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) in 2007 and 2008, where he received 2nd place both years. In 2009, he served as director of the race. These days he and his wife, Lindsey Finklea, MD, stay busy running after their two children, Lillian and Stone. The family also enjoys trips to the beach, barbecues with the neighbors, and running.