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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
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  • 80 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501
Nashville, TN 37232


  • 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

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • 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.
*Dr. Forbes was great!
April 13, 2021
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Great experience she was sweet and made us feel comfortable.
November 17, 2020
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The care provider spent the appropriate time with me and example to me what I needed know about my kidneys and future situations due to my kidneys.
September 14, 2020
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No problems.
September 9, 2020
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Knowledgeable & friendly, answered my questions thoroughly.
August 12, 2020
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THe visit was less than 15 min, but *Dr. Forbes took adequate time to discuss my surgery and the way she was panning to remove the organ.
June 4, 2020
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*Dr. Forber is an outstanding doctor. One I trust very much.
June 2, 2020
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Since I've been through this process before I was concerned with how Dr. Forbes and I communicated. The interaction was great.
April 24, 2020
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March 17, 2020
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