Andrea Furlan

Dr. Andrea Furlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Physician and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She is also a Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Furlan has extensive experience in reviewing the scientific literature for the Cochrane Collaboration and for clinical practice guidelines. She received a CIHR New Investigator Award, and her research focus is on treatments of chronic pain including medications, complementary and alternative therapies, and rehabilitation. She was the team leader for the development of the Canadian Opioid Guideline, and is now involved with Guideline's National Faculty in the dissemination and implementation of the guideline across Canada. She developed the Opioid Manager™, a point-of-care tool for physicians prescribing opioids to help manage chronic pain, which is available in many EMR platforms and as an App for iPad/iPhone. She is the author of the My Opioid Manager, a book and App for patients using opioids for chronic pain. Dr. Furlan is a co-Chair of Echo Ontario for Pain and Opioid Stewardship.
  • chronic pain
  • low-back pain
  • neuropathic pain
Clin J Pain. 2018 Feb;34(2):190-191
Carnide N, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Irvin E, Van Eerd D, Koehoorn M, Furlan AD
CMAJ. 2017 Sep 18;189(37):E1196
Furlan AD, Williamson OD
CMAJ. 2017 May 08;189(18):E650-E651
Furlan AD, Williamson OD
BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 26;7(4):e013244
Leece P, Buchman DZ, Hamilton M, Timmings C, Shantharam Y, Moore J, Furlan AD, Safer Prescribing of Opioids (SPO) Investigators
J Rehabil Med. 2016 Mar 22;
Furlan AD, Hassan S, Famiyeh IM, Wang W, Dhanju J
CMAJ. 2015 Dec 22;
Furlan AD, Murphy L
J Pain Res. 2015;8:851-7
Murphy L, Ng KW, Su VCh, Woodworth-Giroux S, Levy TS, Sproule BA, Furlan AD
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Sep 1;9:CD001929
Furlan AD, Giraldo M, Baskwill A, Irvin E, Imamura M
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 22;
Furlan AD, Malmivaara A, Chou R, Maher CG, Deyo RA, Schoene M, Bronfort G, van Tulder MW, from the Editorial Board of the Cochrane Back and Neck Group
J Occup Rehabil. 2015 Jul 8;
Steenstra IA, Franche RL, Furlan AD, Amick B, Hogg-Johnson S



Associate Professor, Division of Physiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Scientist, Institute for Work & Health