Barry R. Furrow

Health Law Program, Kline School of Law at Drexel University

Professor Furrow is a Professor of Law and Director of the Health Law Program at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. Professor Furrow earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School before clerking with the Superior Court of Massachusetts and then handling civil litigation and health-law cases with the Boston firm, Palmer & Dodge. Professor Furrow is a pioneer in the field of health law, the lead author of eight editions of Health Law–Cases, Materials and Problems. 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 has also held full-time faculty posts at the University of Detroit School of Law, American University’s Washington College of Law and at the George Mason University Anthony Scalia School of Law. His teaching 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’s expertise spans a wide array of health-related topics, including among others patient safety, mental health, telehealth, and private equity financing in health care. He has written extensively in such publications as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review and the Drexel Law Review; and has also published chapters in several Oxford and Cambridge Press Handbooks on Health.

Presentation (PPTX format): Lawyer as Deal Maker in Health Care Acquisitions: Revising the Rules of Professional Responsibility