Leo Furcht, MD

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Leo Furcht, MD

Professor and Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Chairman of the Board, University of Minnesota Physicians
Department Head Board Member
Term Ending: 2014

Educational Summary
Medical Degree:
Columbia University, NY
State University of New York Medical School
Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

UMPhysicians Involvement

  • Chairman, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, 1989-Present
  • Started and lead the M.D./Ph.D. Program
  • Started and lead the University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Center
  • UMPhysicians Board Member from founding to present
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2004-Present
  • UMPhysicians Assurance Company, Board Member, 2004-present
  • Executive and Governance, Finance, Audit, Investment, and Executive Compensation Committees

Professional Leadership

  • Federation American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB) (a confederation of 21 biomedical research organizations representing 84,000 members), Past Vice President for Science Policy
  • FASEB, President-Elect
  • FASEB, President
  • FASEB, Past-President
  • American Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP), Board of Counselors
  • ASIP, Treasurer
  • Have founded or co-founded a number of biomedical companies and served on the Board of Directors of those and others



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