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About Timothy Furnish, MD

Timothy Furnish, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain, particularly chronic pain and acute, post-surgical pain.

Dr. Furnish initiated and is now director of the inpatient pain consult services at UC San Diego Health's Center for Pain Medicine. The inpatient pain consult service sees patients either before or after surgery to help their surgeons develop a post-operative pain management plan to facilitate recovery and comfort, and reduce the chances of developing chronic pain.

His research and clinical focuses are on chronic neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, back pain and perioperative pain.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego Health, he was a fellow in pain management at UC San Diego Health. He completed residency training in anesthesiology at UC San Diego Health and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He also holds a master's degree in social work from University of Kansas. Dr. Furnish is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dr. Furnish is currently on the Society of Hospital Medicine's Guidelines Committee Reducing Adverse Drug Events from Opioids and is co-chair of UC San Diego's Pain Management Committee.

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For more information, see Center for Pain Medicine.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-08-16

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Neuropathy and Nerve Related Pain
  • Acute Postsurgical Pain
  • Cancer-Related Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted