Christopher R. Forrest

Christopher R. Forrest


Chair, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, HSC


Christopher R. Forrest is a Professor and Chair in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Toronto and is the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and Medical Director of the Craniofacial Program at the Hospital for Sick Children.

He received his medical training at the University of Toronto and completed his fellowship in Plastic Surgery also at the University of Toronto in 1990. He is a graduate of the Surgeon Scientist Program at the University of Toronto and received post graduate fellowship training in the area of adult and pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery.

He has been working full time at the Hospital for Sick Children since 1999 and is a recognized expert in pediatric craniofacial disorders. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and has authored several book chapters. He has research interests in radiation related bone growth disorders and osteoblast function in craniosynostosis.

Areas of Specialty

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Practice Hospital

Hospital for Sick Children




Dyanne Bechard

Practice Location

The Hospital for Sick Children
5430 - 555 University Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8


(416) 813-8659


(416) 813-6637

Referral Instructions

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Research Interests

My research is broadly focused on pediatric craniofacial surgery and encompasses:
- Creation of a patient reported outcome measure to assess the impact of cleft and craniofacial surgery
- Morphometric assessment of infants and children with craniofacial conditions using 3D and CT based techniques
- Application of new technologies and simulation/robotics in craniofacial surgery
- In vitro assessment of osteoblast behavior in infants with craniosynostosis.
It is my hope that collaborative research in these areas will lead to meaningful and significant innovation in the world of pediatric craniofacial surgery.