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Dr. Melissa Forgie, Senior Vice-Dean, Medical Education, University of Ottawa and Vice-President, Medical Education, TOH

Dr. Melissa Forgie is the Vice President Medical Education. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s medical school and has Royal College specializations in Internal Medicine and in Hematology. She has a fellowship in Thromboembolic Disorders and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, and is a clinician investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management.

In addition to her position as Vice President Medical Education, she is also Senior Vice-Dean, Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and previously Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs. She was previously Residency Program Director for the University of Ottawa’s Hematology Training Program.

Her clinical practice specializes in thromboembolic diseases.

She has received international recognition for her advocacy for and assessment of the learning environment. She developed a program for social accountability for the MD program, which encompasses humanities, community service learning, global health, leadership and social determinants of health. She is a member of the Ontario Hospitals Association Education Advisory Group.

She has publications in a wide array of prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature and continues to publish in her area of clinical expertise. She is an active investigator in a number of both peer reviewed and industry funded clinical trials and also publishes in medical education.

She is an invited member of the International Women’s Forum, which features women world leaders who have broken through barriers and achieved recognition for their leadership. She is Chair of the Board of Governors of Ashbury College and a Governor of the Board of Governors of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. She was previously appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Dr. Forgie has received several teaching awards and teaches in both the Anglophone and Francophone streams of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program. She has also received numerous patient care awards and is a 2009 recipient of the Ottawa Hospital Physician Recognition Award.

Last updated on: December 5th, 2022