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Dr. Joseph Forbess | UMSOM

forbess-joseph-umsomJoseph Forbess, MD, MBA was named surgical director of the Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery in the division of cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Forbess is a top pediatric and neonatal cardiovascular surgeon and has consistently led programs that have both achieved 3-star rankings (the highest possible) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and national prominence in the US News and World Report rankings.

For the past three years, he was a professor of surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also served as chief of pediatric cardiovascular surgery for Advocate Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Advocate Children’s Heart Institute in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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