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Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Director, UPMC Center for Balance Disorders
  • Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurology, Bioengineering, and Physical Therapy

Dr. Furman's clinical activities include the evaluation of patients with dizziness and disequilibrium and consultation neurology. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Furman is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Barany Society, and The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

    Education & Training

  • University of Toronto and at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fellowships in Nonsurgical Neurotology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Neurology Residency
  • University of Pennsylvania, PhD in Bioengineering
  • University of Pennsylvania, MD
Pittsburgh Best Doctors
Jean Louis Rheil Award for Research by a Resident in Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
Mary Ellis Bell Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania
Wolf Prize in Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests

Dr. Furman's research interests include vestibulo-ocular function in older persons, otolith-ocular reflexes, and migraine-related dizziness. He also improves the testing methods relating to balance system abnormalities, increasing the understanding of human inner ear (vestibular) function, and enhances the rehabilitation of people with inner ear disease.