Dr. Furukawa specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, acute pain management including the perioperative period, and pediatric and adult chronic pain management. An area of interest is anesthesia and pain management of burned patients.
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston TX 1985
B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1981
Internship: Surgery (categorical), The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1985-1986
General Surgery, PGY-2, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX 1986-1987
Anesthesiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 1989-1992
American Board of Anesthesiology,
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine,
American Burn Association
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists and California Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
California Medical Association
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine
Honors and Awards
Department Mentoring Director Award, UC Davis Health Mentoring Academy, 2017
Outstanding Unit, 349th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 2015 Tri-annual Unit Effectiveness Inspection, US Air Force, 2015
UC Davis Pain Management Center Teacher of the Year, 2008
Army Commendation Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, 2007
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 2000
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Service Ribbon, 1999
Army National Defense Service Ribbon, 1991
Reserve Forces Service Ribbon, 1991
Army Achievement Medal, 1988
Distinguished Military Graduate, 1981
Reserve Officers Training Corporation (ROTC) Award, Pomona College, 1981
Select Recent Publications
Keller BA, Becker JA, Chen YJ, Clark-Wronski J, Furukawa K, Rahm A, Hirose S, Raff G and Kabagambe S. Intercostal Nerve Cryoblatation for Pectus Excavatum Repair: Preliminary Outcomes in Twenty-Five Patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016;51(12):2033-2038.
De Mesa C, Chu I, Furukawa K, Sheth S. Use of Continuous Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Catheters to Facilitate a Multidisciplinary Inpatient-Based Rehabilitation Plan in a Child with Lower Extremity Type 1 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015 November;94(11):e114-115.
Devera HV, Furukawa KT, Scavone JA, Matson M, Tumber S. Interscalene blocks in anesthetized pediatric patients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;34(6):603-4.
DeVera HV, Furukawa KT, Matson MD, Scavone JA, James MA. Regional techniques as an adjunct to general anesthesia for pediatric extremity and spine surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6):801-4.
Reynolds PC, Furukawa KT. Modern draw-over anesthetic vaporizers used to deliver anesthesia in austere and battlefield conditions. Mil Med. 2003 May;168(5):ii-iii.