Erin Forest, M.D.
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Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder

Dr. Forest is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. She received her bachelor of science degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, and her medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. After medical school, Dr. Forest completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. She chose to further specialize and underwent a hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Forest is certified by and holds a subspecialty certificate in surgery of the hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Iowa City, IA
  • Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • Indian River Medical Center
“Dr. Forest was a pure delight and a brilliant doctor. I have a hand infection from having had strep asepsis, and she had answers, solutions and was empathetic and delightful! I would recommend her to every single person that asks so thank you for employing such an outstanding human being.”
– Tricia S.
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