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Susan Donahue Fuhrman

Susan Donahue Fuhrman, American exercise physiologist, nurse. Registered Nurse; certified exercise specialist, American College Sports Medicine; certified cardiac rehabilitation nurse, American Nurses Credentialing Center. AACVPR Distinguished Service award, 1995.


  • Fuhrman, Susan Donahue was born on November 26, 1959 in Milwaukee. Daughter of James Jerome and Gloria Grace (Kingsley) Donahue.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1982. Master of Science in Human Kinetics, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988.


    • Staff nurse Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, 1982-1984. Cardiovascular intensive care nurse St. Luke's Hospital, 1984-1987, instructor cardiopulmonary resuscitation, since 1984, instructor first aid, 1985-1988, cardiac rehabilitation nurse, exercise physiologist, 1986-1988. Cardiac rehabilitation coordinator/clinical specialist St. Joseph's/Elmbrook Memorial Hospital and Family Plan, since 1988.

      Research assistant, health care director University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1986-1988. Guest lecturer University Wisconsin, 1987, 93, 94. Continuing education instructor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1987-1992.

      Consultant St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse; certified exercise specialist, American College Sports Medicine. Certified cardiac rehabilitation nurse, American Nurses Credentialing Center.


    School site coordinator American Heart Association, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Fellow American Association Cardiovasc. and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (vice president 1995-1997, board directors, chairperson reimbursement committee 1990-1994, cardiovascular nursing representative 1993-1995). Member AACVPR Health Policy/Economics Committee, 1995-1998, Credentials Committee, 1998-1999 (chair, since 1999), ASCH-Research Science Committee, since 1999, American Nurses Association, American College Sports Medicine, National Coalition for Promotion of Physical Activity Committee, American Heart Association.



    Aerobic and weight conditioning, softball, soccer, biking, holistic living, meditation, relaxation, yoga.


    • Married Gregg Alan Fuhrman, June 6, 1987. Children: Hannah Marie, Margaret Grace.
    • father: James Jerome Donahue
    • mother: Gloria Grace (Kingsley) Donahue
    • spouse: Gregg Alan Fuhrman
    • children: Hannah Marie Fuhrman
    • Margaret Grace Fuhrman
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    Born November 26, 1959
    (age 57)