Shalini G. Forbis, MD, MPH

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730-C Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404
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Phone: 937-641-3500
Fax: 937-641-5370


Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH


Pediatrics, Medical College of Ohio
Chief Resident, Medical College of Ohio


General academic pediatrics, University of Rochester

Special Interests

Asthma, Health Literacy, Communication

Publications and Presentations

    • 2013: Mueller GA, Wolf S, Bacon E, Forbis SG, Langdon L, Lemming C.  Contemporary topics in pediatric pulmonology for the primary care clinician. Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care (in press)
    • July 2008: Pascoe JM, Little DR, Forbis SG, Slora EJ.  Patient visits to a Midwestern primary care practice-based research network: a comparison to two national primary care data sets.  Southern Medical Journal 2008;7:693-698.
    • August 2007:Yin HS, Forbis SG, Dreyer BP.  Health literacy and pediatric health.  Curr    Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 2007;37(7):258-286.
    • July/Aug. 2007:Forbis SG, McAllister TR, Monk SM, Schlorman CA, Stolfi A, Pascoe JM.   Children and firearms in the home:  a Southwestern Ohio Ambulatory Research Network (SOAR-Net) study.  J Am Board Fam Med 2007;20:385-391).
    • August 2006 : Forbis SG, Rammel J, Huffman B, Taylor R.  Barriers to Care of Inner-City Children with Asthma: School Nurse Perspective.  J School Health (April 2006).
    • April 2002:Forbis SG, Aligne CA.  Poor readability of written asthma management plans found in national guidelines.  Pediatrics 109:e52, 2002.
    • Book Chapter: 2012;SG Forbis, “Child Health-Care Access” in Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. 2012.

Awards & Honors

2008 - Ohio Community Asthma Advocacy Award (Ohio Asthma Coalition)
2001 William L. Bradford Fellowship Award

I chose my specialty because...

I love working with children and their families! I love to watch my patients grow up!

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Ohio born and raised. After my fellowship I wanted to be closer to home in Ohio.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of it's commitment to providing quality of care to children. I love working with the people here.

My personal Interests are...

travel, reading, crafts


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