Dr Forbat qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London gaining a BSc Physiology with 1st Class Honours 1977 and MBBS 1980. He completed his post-graduate training in cardiology at Groby Road (Glenfield) Hospital, Leicester and returned to St. Thomas’ as a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow in 1987. He was awarded his MD in 1994. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at West Cumberland Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist South Cleveland in 1995. He was the first interventionally trained cardiologist in Cumbria and pioneered a North Cumbrian mobile ECHO service to study patients in the community with suspected diagnosis of heart failure. He returns to Bristol having brought new services to other units, with experience in leading three cardiology departments. He also holds an honorary contract at Walsgrave University Hospital Coventry, where he has regular interventional sessions.
Dr. Forbat now consults exclusively in the private sector and has clinics in England and Glasgow. He can therefore see patients outside his scheduled clinic times on request. He also offers home visits with ECG and ECHO if required.
Dr. Forbat uses new innovative technologies for his cardiology services, offering continuity of care and true “patient choice” to families and businesses in the UK.
Telemedicine enables him to monitor patients at home or abroad using his iPhone. He has been using it for the acute and semi- acute management of patients in the UK and this year with GPRS units he has monitored them when they travel abroad (as far as Australia) on holiday or business.