COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Masks are still required in healthcare settings per CDC and state health department guidelines.
Surgery (General Surgery)
Mario Forte, MD is Board Certified in General Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, with specialized training in Advanced Trauma Life Support, and is Certified in Breast Ultrasound by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Forte is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Forte believes great patient care is based on collaboration with the patient and care team. He chose surgical medicine as his profession to allow him to actively intervene with a surgical procedure to restore a patient to health. Dr. Forte has been caring for patients at PeaceHealth St. John since 1991, and is the most senior general surgeon on the medical staff.
When Dr. Forte is away from work, he devotes his times to gardening, hiking, skiing, reading, cooking, and is a beverage aficionado who enjoys wine and brewing his own beer.