photo of Mario D. Forte MDPeaceHealth employed provider

Mario D. Forte MD

  • General Surgery
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Provider

Dr. Forte was born in Seattle, WA in 1956. He was raised in Seattle and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 1978. He then spent four years working and attending graduate school in Pharmacology at the University of Washington. Subsequently, he attended medical school at the University of Washington and received his M.D. degree in 1986.

He was in intern and resident in General Surgery at the University of Washington from 1986 to 1991. He completed his residency as Chief Resident from 1990-1991. He joined the surgical staff at Longview Surgical Group in August of 1991.

Dr. Forte and his wife, Kris, have two children. He resides in Longview and his hobbies include gardening, fishing, and hiking. He speaks conversational Italian.

Dr. Forte is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. He has admitting privileges at St. John Medical Center (Longview, WA) and S.W. Washington Medical Center (Vancouver, WA). In addition, he consults and treats patients in conjunction with surgeons at Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Washington. Dr. Forte works in partnership with Dr. Dane Moseson and Dr. Christine Katterhagen in the Columbia Regional Breast Center. Dr. Forte holds medical licenses in both the State of Washington and Oregon.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Care Oregon
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW)
  • Coventry/First Health Network
  • Crime Victims
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Health Net of Oregon
  • Humana Health Plan
  • Kaiser OR
  • Kaiser Perm WA
  • Labor And Industries
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health (ODS)
  • Molina
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
  • Oregon Medicaid (DMAP)
  • Pacific Source
  • Premera HealthPlus-Blue Cross
  • Providence
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • United HealthCare Networks
  • WA Medicaid (DSHS)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery


  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    Degree: MD
    Specialty: General Surgery


  • General Surgery

Privileged Facilities

  • PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to provider-specific questions on our post-appointment patient surveys. Patient Comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) on our Patient Satisfaction Survey, and are displayed in their entirety. Learn more about our survey.

  • PeaceHealth Medical Group - Lower Columbia
    St. John - Surgery
    1615 Delaware Street
    Longview, WA 98632-2367
    Fax: 360-501-3555
My PeaceHealth

This doctor participates in My PeaceHealth, an online tool that allows you to message your doctor and view your health record online. Log in or sign up today.