Thomas Forbes

Vascular Surgery
UHN - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St, Eaton North 6-222, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C4


Dr. Forbes is Professor of Surgery 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. Dr. Forbes was Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto from 2014 till 2023.  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.





University of Toronto



University of Western Ontario

FRCSC (General Surgery)


University of Western Ontario

Certificate of Special Competence (Vascular Surgery)