Dr. Sarah Forgie was appointed to the position of chair of the department of pediatrics in 2019. She joined the University of Alberta’s department of pediatrics in 2003 and is currently a professor in the division of pediatric infectious diseases, and a pediatric infectious disease physician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. She teaches learners at many levels in a variety of settings and uses innovative and creative approaches.
Dr. Forgie received a B.Sc. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto, a master of education from the University of Alberta and completed her MD and specialty training at the University of Manitoba. She has been honoured with many teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Her research focuses on innovations in medical education and infection prevention.
In addition to administrative roles within the faculty of medicine and dentistry and the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Sarah worked in central administration at the University of Alberta as the vice-provost (learning initiatives) for the past four years.