A native of New Haven, Dr. Forrest attended St. Thomas’s Day School from 1980-1988, followed by high school at Hopkins, before obtaining his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College where he graduated Cum Laude with a double major in History and Biology. Following graduation John moved to Baltimore where he worked for two years at Johns Hopkins studying genetic mutations in cystic fibrosis. It was during this time that John met his future wife Emily who was a phD student in genetics at Johns Hopkins. After two years in Baltimore, he moved back to New Haven and began medical school at Yale in 2000. After graduation from medical school he remained at Yale for internship and residency training, before starting his Cardiology fellowship. Dr. Forrest subsequently completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Yale before being recruited to join the faculty in 2012. Dr. Forrest presently serves as the Director of the Structural Heart Disease Program at the Yale School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Inpatient Cardiology Floor at Yale New Haven Hospital. John presently lives in Hamden with his wife (Emily) and two sons (William- age 6, and Andrew- age 3). He volunteers with several local Hamden organizations including the Hamden Fathers Baseball League.