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About Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

Dr. Todd Finnerty is a psychologist and disability claims expert. His services include medical records reviews on Veterans’ disability claims (including writing nexus letters). You can learn more about that here. is a blog from Dr. Finnerty with resources and occasional relevant news items.

Dr. Finnerty has expertise in other disability matters as well.

Dr. Finnerty has been a psychologist since 2003. He has worked as an in-house consultant on Social Security disability claims since 2004.

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Dr. Todd Finnerty is a psychologist in private practice in Columbus, Ohio. He has significant training related to PTSD, including VA-specific training through the contractors VES and QTC. In the past Dr. Finnerty has performed hundreds of examinations on veterans for VA third-party contractors. Dr. Finnerty also helps make decisions on Social Security disability claims for the state of Ohio and has substantial experience in evaluating impairment. In this role Dr. Finnerty was named the 2012 “Disability Review Physician of the Year” by the National Association of Disability Examiners, Great Lakes Region and the 2010 “Consultant of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Disability Examiners. He has training in behavioral sleep medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Finnerty is a forensic specialist and adheres to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as well as the APA’s Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology ( These guidelines include the responsibilities of integrity, impartiality and fairness and note: “When offering expert opinion to be relied upon by a decision maker, providing forensic therapeutic services, or teaching or conducting research, forensic practitioners strive for accuracy, impartiality, fairness, and independence. Forensic practitioners recognize the adversarial nature of the legal system and strive to treat all participants and weigh all data, opinions, and rival hypotheses impartially. When conducting forensic examinations, forensic practitioners strive to be unbiased and impartial, and avoid partisan presentation of unrepresentative, incomplete, or inaccurate evidence that might mislead finders of fact. This guideline does not preclude forceful presentation of the data and reasoning upon which a conclusion or professional product is based.”

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Dr. Finnerty is a psychologist and disability claim expert. He also has a considerable interest in sleep disorders and knows what it is like to deal with sleep apnea himself.