Barry Furrow is a pioneer in the field of health law. He is the lead author of
“Health Law — Cases, Materials and Problems” (now in its 7th edition), which remains the
leading casebook in the field. He is also co-author of the treatise, “Health Law,” which
the U.S. Supreme Court has cited three times. 

Professor Furrow came to the law school from Widener University School of Law, where he
founded the Health Law Institute and earned the Jay Healey Distinguished Health Law
Teaching Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. He also served as
interim dean and dean of the faculty at Widener University School of Law. Previously,
Professor Furrow directed the Health Law Center at the University of Detroit School of
Law, where he also served as a full-time faculty member. He has also held full-time
faculty posts at American University’s Washington College of Law and at George Mason
University School of Law. His experience also includes teaching stints in the University
of Michigan Law School and School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina
School of Law in Chapel Hill. Professor Furrow currently is an associate of the Center
for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Barry Furrow’s expertise spans a wide array of health-related topics, including health
care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety, patient privacy, mental health,
provider accountability, medical ethics and bioethics, and legal issues of pain
management. He has written more than three dozen law review articles on state and federal
regulation of medical errors and patient safety, pain management, sports medicine, tort
reform, medical privacy, and regulation of scientific research. His articles have
appeared in publications including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Duke Law
Journal, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Drexel Law Review. 

Professor Furrow earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School before clerking with the Superior
Court of Massachusetts and handling civil litigation and health-law cases with the Boston
firm, Palmer & Dodge. 

Professor Furrow is an editorial board member and former editor-in-chief of Law, Medicine
& Health Care. 

Articles

Link

Regulating Patient Safety: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2011)

Patient injury is a predictable feature of health care, particularly in hospitals, in the United...

 

Books

Bioethics: Health Care Law & Ethics, 6th ed. (with Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz) (2008)
 

Health Care Organization & Finance, 6th ed. (with Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz) (2008)
 

Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 6th Ed. (with Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz) (2008)
 

Liability & Quality Issues in Health Care, 6th ed. (with Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz) (2008)
 

Health Law, 2nd ed. (with Thomas L. Greaney, Sandra H. Johnson, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, and Robert L. Schwartz) (2000)
 

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