Forbes, Thomas

Forbes, Thomas

Surgeon Name: Thomas L. Forbes

Title: Professor& Chair

Hospital Name:University Health Network
Address: 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, M5G2C4

Tel: 416-340-3274

Fax: 416-340-5029

Email:thomas.forbes@uhn.ca

AdministrativeAssistant: Josephine Wrixon

Tel: 416-340-3274

Email:josephine.wrixon@uhn.ca


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