Furlan, Anthony, MD

FurlanResearch Statement

Dr. Furlan’s research interests include Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke Therapy, Clinical Trials, Heart and Brain Research, and Thrombolysis.


Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Chairman, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Co-Director, Neurological Institute, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Nakibuuka J, Sajatovic M, Nankabirwa J, Ssendikadiwa C, Kalema N, Kwizera A, Byakika-Tusiime J, Furlan AJ, Kayima J, Ddumba E, Katabira E. Effect of a 72 Hour Stroke Care Bundle on Early Outcomes after Acute Stroke: A Non Randomised Controlled Study. PLoS One. 2016 May 4;11(5):e0154333. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154333. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27145035; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4856379.
  • Warach SJ, Luby M, Albers GW, Bammer R, Bivard A, Campbell BC, Derdeyn C, Heit JJ, Khatri P, Lansberg MG, Liebeskind DS, Majoie CB, Marks MP, Menon BK, Muir KW, Parsons MW, Vagal A, Yoo AJ, Alexandrov AV, Baron JC, Fiorella DJ, Furlan AJ, Puig J, Schellinger PD, Wintermark M; Stroke Imaging Research (STIR) and VISTA-Imaging Investigators.. Acute Stroke Imaging Research Roadmap III Imaging Selection and Outcomes in Acute Stroke Reperfusion Clinical Trials: Consensus Recommendations and Further Research Priorities. Stroke. 2016 May;47(5):1389-98. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.012364. Epub 2016 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 27073243.
  • Kent DM, Dahabreh IJ, Ruthazer R, Furlan AJ, Reisman M, Carroll JD, Saver JL, Smalling RW, Jüni P, Mattle HP, Meier B, Thaler DE. Device Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale After Stroke: Pooled Analysis of Completed Randomized Trials. J Am  Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 1;67(8):907-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.12.023. Review. PubMed PMID: 26916479; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4769377.
  • Smith WS, Furlan AJ. Brief History of Endovascular Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment. Stroke. 2016 Feb;47(2):e23-6. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010863. Epub 2015 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 26429995.
  • Kaddumukasa M, Kakooza A, Kayima J, Kaddumukasa MN, Ddumba E, Mugenyi L, Furlan A, Lhatoo S, Sajatovic M, Katabira E. Community knowledge of and attitudes toward epilepsy in rural and urban Mukono district, Uganda: A cross-sectional study. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Jan;54:7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.10.023. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 26610095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4724516.
  • Kaddumukasa M, Kayima J, Kaddumukasa MN, Ddumba E, Mugenyi L, Pundik S, Furlan AJ, Sajatovic M, Katabira E. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of stroke: a cross-sectional survey in rural and urban Uganda. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Dec 26;8:819. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1820-6. PubMed PMID: 26708348; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4691295.
  • Caplan LR, Furlan AJ, Hacke W. Acute Ischemic Stroke Therapy: The Way Forward. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Dec;72(12):1405-6. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2872. PubMed PMID: 26436413.
  • Kent DM, Dahabreh IJ, Ruthazer R, Furlan AJ, Weimar C, Serena J, Meier B, Mattle HP, Di Angelantonio E, Paciaroni M, Schuchlenz H, Homma S, Lutz JS, Thaler DE. Anticoagulant vs. antiplatelet therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 3; doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv252 Pubmed PMID: 26141397
  • Furlan AJ. Endovascular therapy for stroke–it’s about time. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 11;372(24):2347–2349. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1503217 Pubmed PMID: 25882509
  • Furlan AJ. Brief history of patent foramen ovale and stroke. Stroke. 2015 Feb;46(2):e35-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007772. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 25586831.
  • Thaler DE, Ruthazer R, Weimar C, Serena J, Mattle HP, Nedeltchev K, Mono ML, Di Angelantonio E, Elkind MS, Di Tullio MR, Homma S, Michel P, Meier B, Furlan AJ, Lutz JS, Kent DM. Determinants of antithrombotic choice for patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke. Neurology. 2014 Nov 18;83(21):1954-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001007. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25339209; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4248455.
  • Elmariah S, Furlan AJ, Reisman M, Burke D, Vardi M, Wimmer NJ, Ling S, Chen X, Kent DM, Massaro J, Mauri L; CLOSURE I Investigators. Predictors of recurrent events in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale within the CLOSURE I (Evaluation of the STARFlex Septal Closure System in Patients With a Stroke and/or Transient Ischemic Attack Due to Presumed Paradoxical Embolism Through a Patent Foramen Ovale) trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Aug;7(8):913-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.01.170. PubMed PMID: 25147037.
  • Nakibuuka J, Sajatovic M, Katabira E, Ddumba E, Byakika-Tusiime J, Furlan AJ. Knowledge and Perception of Stroke: A Population-Based Survey in Uganda. ISRN Stroke. 2014;2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/309106. PubMed PMID: 25202472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4156791.
  • Furlan AJ, Jauss M. Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke: the hole story. Stroke. 2013 Sep;44(9):2676-8. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001676. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 23908069.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Anthony Furlan
Contact Number: (216) 844-3194
Contact Email: Anthony.Furlan@UHhospitals.org