Chief of Diversity
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
22. S. Greene Street, P1H10B
Education and Training
2002 B.S., Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana (Cum Laude)
2007 M.D., Howard University College of Medicine
2007 - 2008 Internship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
2008 - 2011 Residency, Psychiatry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
2011 - 2012 Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Dr. Forrester is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her Psychiatry residency training as well as Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is board certified in the sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine. She serves as the faculty advisor the Department of Psychiatry Cultural Diversity Day and is the coordinator of the Cultural Psychiatry Resident course. She also serves as the Director for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Hairston DR, de Similien RH, Himelhoch S, Forrester A: Treatment of phantom shocks: A case report. Int J. Psychiatry Med. 2018 Sept PMID 30244622
Weinberger T, Forrester A, Markov D: Major Depressive Disorder in Breast Cancer. Psychiatr Clin N Am 409–422, 2010
Katherine S. Perry, M.D.1, Forrester, A, MD, Scott Shapiro, M.D., Jeffrey S. Wolf, M.D., FACS – Massive Non-melanoma Cutaneous Malignancies of the Head and Neck in a Developed Country Pending Submission for publication
O’Donnell D, Worly B, Forrester A, Vajjhala V, Becker M: Sociocultural differences, medicolegal implications, and risk management issues in the medical care of an elderly Chinese woman. Journal Healthcare Risk Management Vol. 33, No. 1 27- 31
1. WeinbergerT, Forrester A, Markov D: Major Depressive Disorder in Breast Cancer. Psychiatr Clin N Am 409–422, 2010
Dr. Forrester's research interests include Women's Mental Health specifically, Perinatal Psychiatry as well as Psycho-Oncology and Cultural Competence in the medical setting.
Dr. Forrester is trained as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist and works within that division. She is the psychiatry liaison provider for the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation Service and conducts all of the allogeneic pre-stem cell transplant evaluations. She is also one of the designated providers for Psycho-Oncology Liaison Services to the Greenebaum Cancer Center.