Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH, AGSF is the Medical Director for the Trager Institute/Optimal Aging Clinic at the University of Louisville (UofL). She is a Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and holds the Margaret Dorward Smock Endowed Chair for Geriatric Medical Education. A graduate of the UofL School of Medicine, Dr. Furman completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UofL in 2000. She is board certified in geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Her research focuses on palliative medicine in the nursing home setting. She was awarded a Geriatric Academic Career Award to teach palliative medicine to interdisciplinary teams in 2004. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected Dr. Furman as the only Kentuckian among 73 national health care professionals to participate in the CMS Innovation Advisors Program. She also served as a Practice Change Leader. Dr. Furman was inducted as a Fellow in the American Geriatrics Society in 2013. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP) for the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).