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Satoshi Furukawa, MD

Satoshi Furukawa, MD Physician

Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Furukawa is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Satoshi Furukawa

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2018
Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2015 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Coronary Disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Cardiac Angioplasty
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National American Federation for Clinical Research, National American Heart Association, National Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Furukawa is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Flood SP, Ayah O, Furukawa S, Norris RB: A rare cause of constrictive pericarditis BMJ Case Reports : pii: bcr2016216813,2017.

Naqvi SY, Henry D, Furukawa S, Haber H: Primary neuroendocrine tumour of the right ventricle presenting with heart failure and cyanosis BMJ Case Reports : pii: bcr2016214810,2016.

Dodd JW, Novotny P, Sciurba FC, Benzo RP; NETT Research Group: Executive function, survival, and hospitalization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A longitudinal analysis of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12 (10): 1473-1481,2015.

Kim V, Sternberg AL, Washko G, Make BJ, Han MK, Martinez F, Criner GJ; National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Severe chronic bronchitis in advanced emphysema increases mortality and hospitalizations COPD 10 (6): 667-678,2013.

Benzo R, Siemion W, Novotny P, Sternberg A, Kaplan RM, Ries A, Wise R, Martinez F, Utz J, Sciurba F; National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Factors to inform clinicians about the end of life in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Journal of Pain Symptom Management 46 (4): 491-499.e4,2013.

Kim V, Kretschman DM, Sternberg AL, DeCamp MM Jr, Criner GJ; National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Weight gain after lung reduction surgery is related to improved lung function and ventilatory efficiency American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 186 (11): 1109-1116,2012.

Come CE, Divo MJ, San José Estépar R, Sciurba FC, Criner GJ, Marchetti N, Scharf SM, Mosenifar Z, Make BJ, Keller CA, Minai OA, Martinez FJ, Han MK, Reilly JJ, Celli BR, Washko GR; NETT Research Group: Lung deflation and oxygen pulse in COPD: Results from the NETT randomized trial Respiratory Medicine 106 (1): 109-119,2012.

Chandra D, Lipson DA, Hoffman EA, Hansen-Flaschen J, Sciurba FC, Decamp MM, Reilly JJ, Washko GR; National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Perfusion scintigraphy and patient selection for lung volume reduction surgery American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 182 (7): 937-946,2010.

Molina EJ, Sandusky MF, Gupta D, Gaughan JP, McClurken JB, Furukawa S, Macha M: Outcomes after heart transplantation in patients with and without pretransplant renal dysfunction Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal 44 (3): 168-176,2010.

Washko GR, Martinez FJ, Hoffman EA, Loring SH, Estépar RS, Diaz AA, Sciurba FC, Silverman EK, Han MK, Decamp M, Reilly JJ; National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group: Physiological and computed tomographic predictors of outcome from lung volume reduction surgery American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 181 (5): 494-500,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Penn Medicine at Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-8713
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)