Dr. Joseph Matthew Forbess MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Forbess is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Medical Center of Dallas and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 16 years. He is one of 12 doctors at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and one of 19 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Pediatric Cardiac

Hospital Affiliation

Children's Medical Center of Dallas

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1997

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1997 - 1999

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TX State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Incidence of acute kidney injury following cardiac catheterization prior to cardiopulmonary bypass in children.
Huggins, N.,Nugent, A.,Modem, V.,Rodriguez, J. S.,Forbess, J.,Scott, W.,Dimas, V. V.

Optimization of Preoperative Status in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome With Intact Atrial Septum by Left Atrial Decompression and Bilateral Pulmonary Artery Bands.
Barker, G. M.,Forbess, J. M.,Guleserian, K. J.,Nugent, A. W.

Morphology of Interatrial Defects Created by Interventional Techniques in a Neonatal Animal Model.
Desena, H. C.,Veeram Reddy, S. R.,Welch, T.,Wang, J.,Forbess, J.,Nugent, A. W.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Network Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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