Forbes
Thomas Forbes
Professor
Vascular Surgery

Contact Info

T. (416) 340-4800 Ext. x3274
F. (416) 340-5029

Location

UHN - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St
Eaton North 6-222
Toronto
ON, M5G 2C4

Accepting

None

Biography: 

Dr. Forbes is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto since 2014.  He is also the co-Program Director of the Advanced Aortic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto, a unique collaborative fellowship between vascular and cardiac surgery in open and endovascular therapies for thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies.  Previously he was Chair/Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Western Ontario (2005-2014) and Graduate Program Chair of the Masters of Science in Surgery program.  He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Past-President of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, Section Editor of Rutherfords Textbook of Vascular Surgery and the Chair of the Vascular Care Working Group of the Cardiac Care Network.  He is also the former vice-Chair of the Vascular Surgery Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Clinical Interests: all aspects of vascular surgery, including endovascular therapy of the thoracoabdominal aorta, carotid artery surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, dialysis access

Academic Interests: stent graft design, biomechanics, simulation and development of endovascular technology, clinical outcomes and learning curve analysis, spinal cord complications of thoracoabdominal aortic surgery.

Education:
 

Institution

Credential

Year

University of Toronto

MD

1990

University of Western Ontario

FRCSC (General Surgery)

1997

University of Western Ontario

Certificate of Special Competence (Vascular Surgery)

1998

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