Dr. Melissa Forgie
Dr. Melissa Forgie
Senior Vice-Dean, Medical Education
Interim Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)

613-562-5800 ext. 7927


Dr. Forgie 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. 

Before her positions as Senior Vice-Dean, Medical Education, Interim Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and previously Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Forgie was Assistant Dean, Student Affairs as well as Co-Chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine National for Student Affairs. She was previously Residency Program Director for the University of Ottawa's Hematology Training Program. 

Her clinical practice specializes in thromboembolic diseases, haemoglobinopathies and transfusional iron overload.

In her capacity as Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, she received 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 sub programs. She sits on a number of AFMC working groups.

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.

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 was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in January 2015. She is Vice-Chair of the AFMC Undergraduate Dean Group.

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. She is currently one of the most highly awarded physicians at The Ottawa Hospital and is a site chief at the Civic Campus.