Masaru Furukawa MD, MS - PGY-3

Post Grad Trainee 3
(608) 845-9531

Masaru Furukawa grew up in Essex, Vermont. He earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University before attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed a one-year clinical research experience at the University of Vermont General Clinical Research Center. As a principal investigator, he conceived and developed a research protocol for conducting responsible and rigorous research with human volunteers. In addition to his research interests, Masaru is also deeply committed to helping patients achieve better health through increased physical activity and other lifestyle changes. During medical school, he found ways to help young people become active by volunteering as a ski coach for high school students in Vermont. He also became the Youth Racer Program Coordinator for the Green Mountain Multisport Club in Burlington, which provided financial assistance to local youth interested in sports. He has also coached soccer and track at both the high school and college level. Masaru is committed to keeping himself active, as well - he has completed six Ironman triathlons, five half iron-distance triathlons, and 13 marathons so far.