Christian D. Furman, M.D., MSPH, AGSF

Christian D. Furman, M.D., MSPH, AGSF

Christian D. Furman, M.D., MSPH, AGSF

Christian D. Furman, M.D., MSPH, AGSF

  • Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
  • Interim Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medical Education
  • Margaret Dorward Smock Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Director, Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging
550 South Jackson Street, Ste. A3K00
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7040 - Academic Office


Clinical Expertise
Geriatrics; Palliative Medicine

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Geriatric Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Louisville
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

 

Featured Publications

  • Schapmire TJ, Head BA, Nash WA, Yankeelov PA, Furman CD, Wright RB, Gopalraj R, Gordon B, Black KP, Jones C, Hall-Faul M, Faul AC. Overcoming barriers to interprofessional education in gerontology: the Interprofessional Curriculum for the Care of Older Adults. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2018 Feb 15;9:109-118. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S149863. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29497345; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5819582.
  • Head BA, Furman CD, Lally AM, Leake K, Pfeifer M. Medicine as It Should Be: Teaching Team and Teamwork during a Palliative Care Clerkship. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jan 17. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0589. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29341818.
  • Furman CD, Earnshaw LA, Doukas DJ, Farrer LA, Friedland RP. A case of inappropriate apolipoprotein e testing in Alzheimer's disease due to lack of an informed consent discussion. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2014 Nov;29(7):590-5. doi: 10.1177/1533317514525829. Epub 2014 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 24615498.
  • De Sousa M, Smith D, Corcoran A, Bailey FA, Furman C, Ritchie C, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Casarett D. Families' perceptions of inpatient and home hospice care at end-of-life. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Nov 8;170(20):1856-7. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.392. PubMed PMID: 21059980.
  • Lu H, Trancik E, Bailey FA, Ritchie C, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Furman C, Smith D, Wolff C, Casarett D. Families' perceptions of end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs versus non-Veterans Affairs facilities. J Palliat Med. 2010 Aug;13(8):991-6. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0044. PubMed PMID: 20649437.
  • Furman CD, Doukas DJ, Reichel W. Unlocking the closed door: arguments for open access hospice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2010 Feb;27(1):86-90. doi: 10.1177/1049909109338388. PubMed PMID: 20124254.
  • Casarett D, Pickard A, Bailey FA, Ritchie C, Furman C, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Chen Z, Shea JA. Do palliative consultations improve patient outcomes? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Apr;56(4):593-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01610.x. Epub 2008 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 18205757.
  • Scharfenberger J, Furman CD, Rotella J, Pfeifer M. Meeting American Council of Graduate Medical Education guidelines for a palliative medicine fellowship through diverse community partnerships. J Palliat Med. 2008 Apr;11(3):428-30. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2007.0263. PubMed PMID: 18363483.
  • Casarett D, Pickard A, Amos Bailey F, Ritchie C, Furman C, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Shea JA. Important aspects of end-of-life care among veterans: implications for measurement and quality improvement. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Feb;35(2):115-25. Epub 2007 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 18053680.
  • Casarett D, Pickard A, Bailey FA, Ritchie CS, Furman CD, Rosenfeld K, Shreve S, Shea J. A nationwide VA palliative care quality measure: the family assessment of treatment at the end of life. J Palliat Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;11(1):68-75. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2007.0104. PubMed PMID: 18370895.