Considered an international expert in voice and swallowing disorders, Dr. Forrest is vice dean of Clinical Affairs for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, medical director of Ambulatory Services for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and president of The Ohio State University Physicians, Inc. In these roles, he leads the clinical direction of the organization, bolstering growth through innovation and investment in new patient care facilities and models of care. He champions high-value care by implementing initiatives that ensure high-quality, safe care that is cost effective and drives patient satisfaction.
Dr. Forrest, along with Michael Trudeau, PhD, established the Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Ohio State in 1994. He has served numerous roles for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, including vice chair, residency program director and Laryngology division and fellowship director.
Dr. Forrest received his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He completed a general surgery internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, a residency at The Ohio State University and a laryngology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. The fellowship was under the guidance of Robert Ossoff, DMD, MD, and was focused on voice disorders and treating the professional voice. Dr. Forrest went on to complete a second fellowship in microvascular and reconstructive surgery at Ohio State, under the guidance of Michael Sullivan, MD, and focused on post head and neck cancer reconstruction. He obtained his MBA from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State.