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

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.