Erin Forest, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.96 (23 patient reviews and ratings)
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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 Orthopaedics & 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 Orthopaedics & 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
“Very nice and she cares about her patients. Dr Forest did a great job fixing my hand and arm. She takes her time with you and she makes sure l understood what she was doing to my hand and arm.”
– Rosemary S.
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“Dr. Forest operated on both of my hands with excellent results. That was impressive but what truly showed her compassion and dedication to complete patient care, was when I was diagnosed with RA and was waiting for three months for my first visit to a rheumatologist. Dr. Forest personally called and I was seen the next day! Within a week of treatment the severe pain was gone. She did what my other doctor didn’t take the time to do. Dr. Forest saved me from three months of pain and I will be forever grateful.”
– Tom B.
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