Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children and is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Moreover, they’ve been a client of mine (my first “big client”) for over 15 years. Needless to say, I’m proud to be associated with a hospital that is so vital to the community.
Earlier this year the hospital announced that renowned pediatric cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Joseph M. Forbess will join Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS) as chief of the Section of Cardiovascular (CV) Surgery, and will assume a leadership position within the Nicklaus Children’s Heart Institute.
Dr. Forbess will build on the longstanding leadership of Dr. Redmond P. Burke, who has guided the cardiovascular surgery program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 1995 and will remain a valued member of the CV surgical team.
Get to know him better in this short profile video I produced:
Dr. Forbess comes to Nicklaus Children’s from University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, where he was professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and surgical director of the Children’s Heart Program at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.
He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, followed by residencies in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.
To learn more about the Nicklaus Children’s Heart Institute, visit them at nicklauschildrens.org/heart