Cherilyn Cecchini, M.D., Named Partner, FINN Global Health Practice
July 18, 2023
FINN Taps Physician-Influencer Who Brings Deep Experience in Provider-Patient Relationships and Expertise in Communicating with Clarity and Impact.
NEW YORK, NY—FINN Partners today announced that Cherilyn Cecchini, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician, author and influencer with more than a decade of experience in health and communications, has joined FINN as Partner in the New York Health Group. With her hire, FINN continues in its initiative to bring broader real-world expertise and depth of experience to its team of communications professionals to benefit client services and offerings. She reports to Tom Jones, managing partner, Head, New York Health and Pharma Sector.
“As a professional who is passionate about health policy and communication with patients – where the rubber meets the road in healthcare – I have leveraged my ability to communicate to help support innovation, instill confidence and promote adherence,” said Dr. Cecchini. “Without strong provider-patient connection, the great achievements in medical science are worthless. I look forward to applying my background, knowledge and communications experience to the FINN team to support clients’ important work and ultimately improve patient outcomes.”
In addition to being a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Cecchini is an author and influencer of note, which brings additional benefit to FINN Health clients, including opportunities for their experts to build strong relationships with media. An accomplished scientific writer, Dr. Cecchini has provided diverse content for GoodRx and widely read opinion pieces for KevinMD and Doximity. As an extensively quoted medical expert, she has provided commentary for Parents Magazine, Romper, PureWow, Upjourney, What to Expect, Eat This, Not That!, Business Insider, Babygaga, Good Housekeeping, Celebrity Parents Magazine, the Strategist, AAMC News and other outlets. She has consulted for several healthcare provider platforms, including Doximity, Figure1 and HumanDx, which has afforded her the opportunity to offer unique insight around communicating with physicians and provider-patient communications.
Beyond pediatrics, Dr. Cecchini’s therapeutic expertise spans rare disease, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, women’s health, gene therapy and cardiology. “Cherilyn’s wealth of healthcare expertise, coupled with her robust communication experience, enhance our Practice’s ability to reach business decision makers, drive change, and help clients improve patient outcomes,” said Jones. “Our Global Health Practice is built on a foundation of talented, conscientious individuals, committed to making a difference, and Cherilyn is an especially appropriate and welcome addition to our team.”
Prior to joining FINN, Dr. Cecchini held multiple roles of increasing responsibility at LifeSci Communications, a boutique health communications agency. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Account Management, providing strategic corporate communications counsel for her clients while co-leading the medical communications division that she launched.
“Cherilyn’s valuable insights into the physician-patient relationship, coupled with her experience as a communicator, writer and influencer, will enhance our Practice’s ability to help clients solve their most complex challenges,” said Fern Lazar, managing partner, Global Health Practice Leader at FINN Partners. “Cherilyn has directed her energy into patient care on the front lines; she knows exactly what patients need and what providers are looking for to improve the journey for those whom they serve. I am looking forward to working with her to inject her perspective into conversations on the dynamics and critical components of care.”
Dr. Cecchini served on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) after holding numerous leadership roles at the local and national level. In recognition for her meaningful contributions to the organization, she was chosen as a recipient of the Susan L. Ivey “Courage to Lead Award” and the 2022 “AMWA Inspire Award.”
Dr. Cecchini earned her M.D. from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Jefferson Medical College) and completed her residency training at Children’s National Hospital, a top-10 children’s hospital, where her academic research focused on physician-patient communication. Find her on Instagram.