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Rachel C. Forbes MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation, and Surgical Director of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Areas of Expertise

  • Dialysis Access
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Donor Surgery
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal/Kidney Transplantation
  • Transplant Surgery



  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Master of Business Administration - Vanderbilt University, 2013
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery, 2013

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
January 29, 2024
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Dr Forbes was very professional yet empathetic to my needs and concerns. She was very pleasant to talk to and explained the procedure very well.
January 29, 2024
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November 6, 2023
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Dr. Forbes answered all questions and gave us explanations of transplant. Never felt rushed.
July 27, 2023
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June 17, 2023
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Doctor was friendly, compassionate, listen d well, and carefully answered our questions and a plan for care
May 26, 2023
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Dr Forbes is always wonderful!
April 6, 2023
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