Nicola Finley, M.D.

Nicola Finley, M.D.


Nicola Finley, M.D. / Canyon Ranch Tucson, Advisory Board Member, Global Wellness Summit

Q: Where were you born?

In New York and I grew up in South Florida.

Q: How did you become interested in your career field?

I was initially introduced to healthcare through my mom who was a registered nurse. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to become a physician since I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. It wasn’t until I volunteered as a hospital candy striper that I knew for sure that medicine was the career I wanted to pursue.

Q: What is the biggest challenge of your job?

The uncertainty with the COVID pandemic and its impact on the travel and hospitality industries.

Q: What is the greatest reward of your job?

Getting to know the Canyon Ranch guests, building long-term relationships and making a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

Q: Do you have any family members in Tucson?

I’m married to Tony and we have a 14-year-old daughter, as well as two rescue dogs, so there’s never a dull nor quiet moment in our home.

Q: Where would you most like to vacation next — and why?

I would like to go to Morocco because my family had a vacation planned there last March, but due to COVID we had to cancel it at the last minute. We had plans to work with a non-profit organization that empowers teenage girls in addition to fun adventures like glamping in the Sahara Desert, a cooking class and other cultural experiences.

Q: What was the last book you read, and what did you enjoy the most about it?

Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams. It offered great practical advice that I wish I had known when I was in college. I plan on sharing the tips that I learned with my daughter, nieces and nephews.

Q: When you have the time, what is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

Bridgerton was my favorite show to binge watch. Since there are no more episodes of that show, I’m now going back and forth with between Schitt’s Creek and Cobra Kai.

Q: What’s your favorite food indulgence?

Hands down — chocolate lava cake!

Q: In 20 words or less, describe your perfect day.

Hike with a friend, take a nap, make a new dish for dinner then play board games as a family.

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