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
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
CMAJ. 2017 May 08;189(18):E650-E651
Improving opioid safety practices in primary care: protocol for the development and evaluation of a multifaceted, theory-informed pilot intervention for healthcare providers.
BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 26;7(4):e013244
J Rehabil Med. 2016 Mar 22;
CMAJ. 2015 Dec 22;
Approach to the pharmacological management of chronic pain in patients with an alcohol use disorder.
J Pain Res. 2015;8:851-7
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Sep 1;9:CD001929
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