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Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH

Project: "Advance Care Planning: Ensuring Patients’ Wishes are Honored"
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH is an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine, in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine. She joined the faculty in 2000, was named vice-chair for geriatric medicine in 2005, and has an associate appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine to teach Palliative Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1992, an MD degree from UofL School of Medicine in 1996, and a master’s in public health from UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences in 2003. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UofL in 1999 and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UofL in 2000. She is board certified in geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Her research focuses on palliative medicine in the nursing home setting. She was awarded a Geriatric Academic Career Award to teach palliative medicine to interdisciplinary teams in 2004. In 2012, Dr. Furman was the only Kentuckian among 73 individuals from 27 states and the District of Columbia selected to participate in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Advisors Program. She serves as the medical director for the university’s geriatric medicine outpatient office.

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