Brendan Furlong, MD

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Brendan Furlong, MD
Vice President & Chief Medical Information Officer
Interim Chair, MedStar Emergency Physicians

Brendan Furlong, MD, serves as vice president and chief medical information officer for MedStar Medical Group (MMG). In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the efficient design, implementation, and use of health technology within MMG. He serves as a member of the MMG Executive Staff.

Dr. Furlong is also the interim chair of MedStar Emergency Physicians, overseeing seven emergency departments across the MedStar System. He remains the Clinical chief of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), where he practices and directly oversees the clinical operations of the department while supporting its educational missions. At MGUH, the Emergency department sees a highly diverse population of 30,000 patients annually. He is also a member of the Hospital’s Executive Staff.

Dr. Furlong serves as an associate medical director of MedSTAR Transport, which operates MedStar Health's fleet of ground transport ambulances and critical care transport helicopters.

Dr. Furlong holds a faculty appointment at the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he is associate professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, providing clinical instruction to both Georgetown University medical students and residents. His academic interests include medical legal aspects of Emergency Medicine, EMTALA law, clinical operations and transport medicine. He serves on MedStar Georgetown’s Medical Executive and Risk Management Committees, and the MedStar Professional Liability Claims and Risk Prevention Committee.

Dr. Furlong received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors. He received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he also served as chief resident. He joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 1996.

Dr. Furlong is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a past member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He has authored articles and textbook publications in the Emergency Medicine literature.