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
Can J Rural Med. 2019 Oct-Dec;24(4):115-120
Furlan AD, Pajer KA, Gardner W, MacLeod B
BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 08;9(8):e028937
Sandhu HK, Abraham C, Alleyne S, Balasubramanian S, Betteley L, Booth K, Carnes D, Furlan AD, Haywood K, Iglesias Urrutia CP, Lall R, Manca A, Mistry D, Nichols VP, Noyes J, Rahman A, Seers K, Shaw J, Tang NKY, Taylor S, Tysall C, Underwood M, Withers...
BMJ. 2018 Sep 27;362:k2990
Sandhu H, Underwood M, Furlan AD, Noyes J, Eldabe S
J Telemed Telecare. 2018 Jan 01;:1357633X18782090
Furlan AD, Zhao J, Voth J, Hassan S, Dubin R, Stinson JN, Jaglal S, Fabico R, Smith AJ, Taenzer P, Flannery JF
J Rehabil Med. 2018 Apr 03;:
Furlan AD, Irvin E, Munhall C, Giraldo-Prieto M, Fullerton L, McMaster R, Danak S, Costante A, Pitzul KB, Bhide RP, Marchenko S, Mahood Q, David JA, Flannery JF, Bayley M
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

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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