Dr. Kevin Furmaga, Pharm.D, BCPP, is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and clinical researcher who serves as a clinical psychopharmacology specialist in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and Saint Mary’s Health Care. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Furmaga received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Madonna University in 1979, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 1986. He then completed a 2-year residency and research fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago in 1988.
Dr. Furmaga’s research interests include the use of genetic testing to improve the selection of medications used to treat patients with mental disorders. He is the lead investigator on a pilot study at Pine Rest designed to determine if a battery of genetic markers improves the selection of medications used to treat patients with depression. Dr. Furmaga’s clinical practice provides drug therapy consultations to prescribing clinicians at Pine Rest and education to patients taking psychiatric medications. He has a number of journal publications and book chapters that focus on the pharmacologic management of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders.