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
Project ECHO: Building capacity to manage complex conditions in rural, remote and underserved areas.
Can J Rural Med. 2019 Oct-Dec;24(4):115-120
Testing a support programme for opioid reduction for people with chronic non-malignant pain: the I-WOTCH randomised controlled trial protocol.
BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 08;9(8):e028937
Relationship between early prescription dispensing patterns and work disability in a cohort of low back pain workers' compensation claimants: a historical cohort study.
Occup Environ Med. 2019 Aug;76(8):573-581
BMJ. 2018 Sep 27;362:k2990
Evaluation of an innovative tele-education intervention in chronic pain management for primary care clinicians practicing in underserved areas.
J Telemed Telecare. 2018 Jan 01;:1357633X18782090
Rehabilitation service models for people with physical and/or mental disability living in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.
J Rehabil Med. 2018 Apr 03;:
Prescription Dispensing Patterns before and after a Workers' Compensation Claim: An Historical Cohort Study of Workers With Low Back Pain Injuries in British Columbia.
J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Feb 19;:
The opioid epidemic and national guidelines for opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain: a perspective from different continents.
Pain Rep. 2017 May;2(3):e599
Clin J Pain. 2018 Feb;34(2):190-191
CMAJ. 2017 Sep 18;189(37):E1196
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