Graeme Forrest, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, VAMC
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR USA
Dr. Graeme Forrest, MBBS, MD obtained his medical degree at the University of Adelaide. He completed his internal medicine residency at Columbus Hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and was Chief Medical Resident. He completed his infectious disease fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr Forrest has a strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship and uses this for cross collaboration with intensive care specialists and hematologists. A lot of the interest is utilizing rapid diagnostics of microbes to minimize antibiotic use and target therapy directly to the organism. This should lead to improved outcomes and reduced costs and resistant organisms. Dr Forrest provides antibiotic advice for many complicated infections especially in patients with underlying immunodeficiencies and has a special interest in endocaditis. Dr Forrest specializes in infections in immunocompromised hosts, especially solid organ transplant recipients and patients with stem cell transplants. His work also includes patients with hematologic malignancies and has done this work for many years and has a strong tie with this patient population. As drug resistant bacteria is an ever increasing issue, he works on ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics within the hospital to prevent these infections.