Farr A Curlin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Humanities
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail 3040, 108 Seeley G Mudd Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Farr A. Curlin, MD, is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Farr practices palliative medicine and works with colleagues in the Trent Center and the Divinity School to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture. He is interested in the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of physicians, and practices of care for patients at the end of life.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, The University of Chicago, 2001 - 2004
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago, 1998 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1998

Publications

Lee, Richard T., Andrea Barbo, Gabriel Lopez, Amal Melhem-Bertrandt, Heather Lin, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, and Farr A. Curlin. “National survey of US oncologists' knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns regarding herb and supplement use by patients with cancer.” J Clin Oncol 32, no. 36 (December 20, 2014): 4095–4101. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2014.55.8676.

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25403205
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Lawrence, Ryan E., Kenneth A. Rasinski, John D. Yoon, and Farr A. Curlin. “Primary care physicians' and psychiatrists' willingness to refer to religious mental health providers.” Int J Soc Psychiatry 60, no. 7 (November 2014): 627–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764013511066.

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24296966
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Padela, Aasim I., Monica Peek, Crista E. Johnson-Agbakwu, Zahra Hosseinian, and Farr Curlin. “Associations between religion-related factors and cervical cancer screening among Muslims in greater chicago.” J Low Genit Tract Dis 18, no. 4 (October 2014): 326–32. https://doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0000000000000026.

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24914883
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Cook, Alyssa F., Vineet M. Arora, Kenneth A. Rasinski, Farr A. Curlin, and John D. Yoon. “The prevalence of medical student mistreatment and its association with burnout.” Acad Med 89, no. 5 (May 2014): 749–54. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000204.

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24667503
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Putman, Michael S., John D. Yoon, Kenneth A. Rasinski, and Farr A. Curlin. “Directive counsel and morally controversial medical decision-making: findings from two national surveys of primary care physicians.” J Gen Intern Med 29, no. 2 (February 2014): 335–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-013-2653-4.

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24113808
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Kim, Daniel, Farr Curlin, Kelly Wolenberg, and Daniel Sulmasy. “Religion in Organized Medicine: The AMA's Committee and Department of Medicine and Religion, 1961-1974.” Perspect Biol Med 57, no. 3 (2014): 393–414. https://doi.org/10.1353/pbm.2014.0025.

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25959352
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