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George Forrest MD

Chair, Department of Physical Med & Rehabilitation

Board Certification:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, 1986
(Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
(Internal Medicine)

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, 2000
(Spinal Cord Injury Medicine)

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, 1989
(Electrodiagnostic Medicine)

Contact Information:

AMC Physical Med & Rehabilitation Group
47 New Scotland Avenue, MC 79
Physicians Pavilion, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12208

Tel: (518) 262-5633
Fax: (518)262-9036

Specialties Education Details Full Biography Videos

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine


Phys Med And Rehab

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1985
Washington University Medical Center
Seattle, WA


Internal Medicine

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1981
SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY


Internal Medicine

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Medical Education


08/01/1974 - 06/30/1978
Virginia Medical College
Richmond, VA

Dr. Forrest is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and internal medicine with subspecialty boards in electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine and spinal cord injury. Dr. Forrest has advanced training in his field and is one of only a few physicians in the region to have multiple board certifications. He also has expertise in treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Most of his work is dedicated to Albany Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation unit, treating patients with spinal cord injury, lower back pain, and those undergoing stroke rehabilitation. “I try my best to help my patients return to a better quality of life,” says Dr. Forrest. He has also written a number of publications and serves as a reviewer for three of the main journals in the specialty of rehabilitation medicine.

Dr. Forrest is most proud of his role as Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also serves as a professor for the department at Albany Medical College.