Dr. Richard Furman has been practicing for more than 30 years as a vascular surgeon. His background includes serving as past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, along with being past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and governor of the American College of Surgeons for two terms. Dr. Furman is the author of Defeating Dementia, Prescription for Life, and Take Charge of Your Cholesterol. He also co-founded World Medical Mission, in association with Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Furman resides in North Carolina.