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Rachel C. Forbes, MD, MBA

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Surgical Director of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Areas of Expertise

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


  • English

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery, 2013


  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Master of Business Administration - Vanderbilt University, 2013


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

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  • *Dr. Forbas is the best. She called me after each time I gave labs and went over them with me. With her doing that it really meant a lot to me.
    Patient | October 2, 2019
  • The doctor was exception in the way she explained and discussed things. I highly recommend her.
    Patient | July 15, 2019
  • *Dr. Forbes was great - She went over and beyond & take quality care and listen to my needs.
    Patient | March 4, 2019