Dr. George Fuhrman, MD

Dr. George Fuhrman, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. George Fuhrman, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in surgical oncology, oncology, and more.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care

Learn about Dr. Fuhrman

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fuhrman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 79% of peers
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Fuhrman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Fuhrman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fuhrman "Dr. George Fuhrman, MD is a surgeon who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Fuhrman is affiliated with Ochsner Baptist, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fuhrman "Dr. George Fuhrman joined the Ochsner team in 1994 and has held many leadership roles. He served as Section Head of General Surgery, as Director of the Tansey Breast Center and as Residency Program Director for Surgery. In 2006 he moved to Georgia to serve as Director of Graduate Medical Education and Program Director for Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center. He returned to Ochsner in 2012. He served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, as Vice President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress and is currently a member of the surgery residency review councel that provides oversight and accreditation for surgical training in the US. Dr. Fuhrman has authored over 70 journal articles and was editor of the acclaimed M.D. Anderson Handbook for Surgical Oncology. His interest in education extends to patient care as he involves patients in decision making."
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3  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mercer University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Orleans Magazine Best Doctors, 2017
Media & Publications
  • Dr. Fuhrman has 82 published articles,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member
  • American Surgical Association, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress, Member
  • Southern Surgical Association, Member
  • Western Surgical Association, Member

Dr. Fuhrman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fuhrman to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Ochsner Health System

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based on 40 total reviews (22 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fuhrman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Would not go to anyone else. Excellent physician. Wonderful bedside manner. Keeps you informed and included in all decisions.
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