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 Mar 21;:
Lin WCP, Doyle MG, Roche SL, Honjo O, Forbes TL, Amon CH
J Vasc Surg. 2019 Mar 27;:
Crawford SA, Osman E, Doyle MG, Lindsay TF, Amon CH, Forbes TL
Vascular. 2019 Mar 24;:1708538119829582
Salata K, Hussain MA, Mestral C, Greco E, Mamdani M, Tu JV, Forbes TL, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan 26;1:CD012510
Kayssi A, Al-Jundi W, Papia G, Kucey DS, Forbes T, Rajan DK, Neville R, Dueck AD
JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Nov 02;1(7):e185418
Salata K, Hussain MA, de Mestral C, Greco E, Mamdani M, Forbes TL, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Al-Omran M
Can J Public Health. 2019 Jan 07;:
Hussain MA, Al-Omran M, Salata K, Sivaswamy A, Verma S, Forbes TL, Kayssi A, de Mestral C
J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1936-1945.e5
Rocha RV, Friedrich JO, Elbatarny M, Yanagawa B, Al-Omran M, Forbes TL, Lindsay TF, Ouzounian M
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

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