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Michael Forbes, MD, FAAP

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Clinical Research & Outcomes Analysis, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Pediatric Intensivist (Critical Care Specialist); Medical Staff Past President

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Dr. Forbes is a pediatric intensivist, critical care specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and as the director of clinical research and outcomes analysis, pediatric intensive care unit at the hospital. 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 an associate professor  of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and is Medical Staff Past President.  

Critical Care Medicine
Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency:
Pediatrics: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship:
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:
1998
Associations:
  • 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
Publications:
  • Best Doctors in America 2019-2020 Logo
  • Best Doctors in America 2017-2018 Logo
  • Best Doctors 2015-2016

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