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 Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Oct 02;7(19):e008657
Salata K, Syed M, Hussain MA, de Mestral C, Greco E, Mamdani M, Tu JV, Forbes TL, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M
Clin Invest Med. 2018 Sep 30;41(3):E148-E155
Salata K, Hussain MA, De Mestral C, Greco E, Mamdani M, Tu JV, Forbes TL, Verma S, Al-Omran M
J Biomech Eng. 2018 Sep 01;140(9):
Sanford RM, Crawford SA, Genis H, Doyle MG, Forbes TL, Amon CH
Vasc Med. 2018 04;23(2):153-162
Roy TL, Forbes TL, Dueck AD, Wright GA
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2018 Apr;52(3):188-194
Doyle MG, Crawford SA, Osman E, Eisenberg N, Tse LW, Amon CH, Forbes TL
J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan 29;:
Crawford SA, Sanford RM, Doyle MG, Wheatcroft M, Amon CH, Forbes TL
Surgeon. 2018 Jan 02;:
Li B, Forbes TL, Byrne J
J Vasc Surg. 2018 06;67(6):1717-1726.e5
Dubois L, Allen B, Bray-Jenkyn K, Power AH, DeRose G, Forbes TL, Duncan A, Shariff SZ
J Vasc Surg. 2017 12;66(6):1814-1819
Lee K, Murphy PB, Ingves MV, Duncan A, DeRose G, Dubois L, Forbes TL, Power A
J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Apr 29;:
Kayssi A, Metias M, Langer JC, Roche-Nagle G, Zani A, Forbes TL, Wales P, King SK


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