A 1984 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Robert L. Forti, MD, PhD, earned his PhD in Experimental Pathology, and later completed his Medical Degree in 1985. Forti completed his Internship within the Vanderbilt Affiliated Hospitals in 1986. Forti later completed his Internal Medicine Residency, including Chief Resident within the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in 1988; and subsequently his board certification in Internal Medicine from the American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine in 1989.
Following his Internal Medicine training, Forti served the Emergency Medicine patients of Saint Thomas Hospital (1989-1992) while continuing to pursue his advanced medical education with an accomplished Fellowship in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Washington (1994).
In 1994, Forti entered private practice, serving Internal Medicine patients in Seattle, Washington until 2000. In 2001, Forti returned to Nashville, dedicating his time to serving Internal Medicine patients for fourteen years. During his private practice tenure, Forti recognized his increased interest in providing care for individuals with severe to late-stage illness. As such, in 2004-2016, he became actively involved with hospice organizations, serving as an Associate Medical Director then later transitioning to the Medical Director/Regional Physician Director. In 2012, Forti earned his board-certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Forti was selected as the Director of Palliative Care Services for the Ascension Midtown campus in 2016.
In 2016, The Advanced Care Group was established, where we proudly recognize Forti for his dedication and commitment, serving as our Medical Director.