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

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

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

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

  • Abusalem S, Polivka B, Coty MB, Crawford TN, Furman CD, Alaradi M. The Relationship Between Culture of Safety and Rate of Adverse Events in Long-Term Care Facilities. J Patient Saf. 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000587. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30889049.
  • Furman CD, Wagner L, Gomes J, Gopalraj R, Parker BF, Morton L, Antimisiaris D, Neamtu D, Masroor S, Martin-Galijatovic R, Cotton S, Shaw MA. Implementing Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults: Overcoming Barriers and Promoting Facilitators. Geriatrics (Basel). 2018 Sep 26;3(4). pii: E62. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics3040062. PubMed PMID: 31011098; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6371170.
  • Faul AC, D'Ambrosio JG, Yankeelov PA, Cotton SG, Furman CD, Hall-Faul M, Gordon B, Wright RB. Human Flourishing and Integrated Care Models: The Development of the Flourish Index. Gerontologist. 2018 Sep 19. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30239756.
  • 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 May;21(5):638-644. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0589. Epub 2018 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 29341818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5946723.
  • 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.
  • 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.