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Michael Forbes, MD, FAAP, FCCM

Chief Academic Officer; William H. and Rebecca D. Considine Endowed Chair for Pediatric Research; Head, Rebecca D Considine Research Institute

Dr. Forbes is the Chief Academic Officer at Akron Children’s. He also served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and is past president of the medical staff. He’s been practicing since 1998 and with Akron Children’s since 2006. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pa. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. Dr. Forbes has a special interest in child abuse, traumatic brain injury, cardiac/pulmonary failure, health services delivery, biomedical informatics and preventative care. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with a subspecialty certification in pediatric critical care medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Trauma Society. Dr. Forbes has authored and contributed to numerous medical articles and is a professor  of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatrics: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatric Critical Care: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics; Critical Care Medicine
Academic Appointments:
Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Practicing Since:
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
Research Interests:
Noninvasive monitoring; noninvasive ventilation; mathematical modeling of critical care systems, professional and patient outcomes; neurobehavioral trauma drivers
Special Interests:
Child abuse, traumatic brain injury, cardiac/pulmonary failure, health services delivery, biomedical informatics, population health, preventative care
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