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.
B.A., Pomona College, Claremont CA 1981
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1992
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 1998
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
Select Honors and Awards:
UC Davis Pain Management Center Teacher of the Year, 2008
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters,
Army Commendation Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters,
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:
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.