Thomas Forbes

Dr. Forbes is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto, a position he has held since 2014. He obtained his medical degree in 1990 from the University of Toronto and completed his general surgery and vascular surgery training at the University of Western Ontario. He is the co-Program Director of the Advanced Aortic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto, a 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 the inaugural Graduate Program Chair of the Masters of Science in Surgery program. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, editorials and book chapters and given over 100 invited lectures or guest professorships. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Canadian Journal of Surgery and a member of several editorial boards. He is the Past-President of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, Section Editor of Rutherford’s Textbook of Vascular Surgery and the Chair of the Vascular Care Working Group of the Cardiac Care Network in Ontario. He is also a former Program Director and vice-Chair of the Vascular Surgery Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  

Dr. Forbes’ research interests centre around making aortic surgery safer through advanced imaging, collaborations with engineering and spinal cord protection.
 
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 25;:
Rocha RV, Lindsay TF, Austin PC, Al-Omran M, Forbes TL, Lee DS, Ouzounian M
J Vasc Surg. 2019 Nov 02;:
Rocha RV, Lindsay TF, Friedrich JO, Shan S, Sinha S, Yanagawa B, Al-Omran M, Forbes TL, Ouzounian M
CMAJ. 2019 Sep 03;191(35):E955-E961
Hussain MA, Al-Omran M, Salata K, Sivaswamy A, Forbes TL, Sattar N, Aljabri B, Kayssi A, Verma S, de Mestral C
J Vasc Surg. 2019 Aug 30;:
O'Donnell TFX, Verhagen HJ, Pratesi G, Pratesi C, Teijink JAW, Vermassen FEG, Mwipatayi P, Forbes TL, Schermerhorn ML
J Endovasc Ther. 2019 Aug 28;:1526602819872499
Crawford SA, Doyle MG, Amon CH, Forbes TL
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 01;179(8):1147
Forbes TL
J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2019 Sep;5(3):314-318
Tai E, Jaberi A, Oreopoulos GD, Forbes TL, Tan KT, Mafeld S
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03;2(7):e196578
Salata K, Hussain MA, de Mestral C, Greco E, Aljabri BA, Mamdani M, Forbes TL, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2019 Aug;53(6):464-469
Doyle MG, Crawford SA, Osman E, Hatch J, Tse LW, Amon CH, Forbes TL
CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr-Jun;7(2):E379-E384
Salata K, Hussain MA, de Mestral C, Greco E, Aljabri BA, Sabongui S, Mamdani M, Forbes TL, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M

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Professor & Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto