Savannah Forrester


Hospital Site:
Vancouver Island – Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital

Dr. Savannah Forrester is a staff physician working out of both the Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. She is the physician lead and project co-lead for a Delirium Process Improvement project partnered with Seniors Health on Vancouver Island. She is the current secretary for the CAEP Geriatric Emergency Medicine Committee as well as an instructor for the CAEP Geriatric EM Course. In 2019 she received the Esther & Saul Baker Award as a trainee in Toronto for Outstanding Contributions in the Care of Older Patients.

Dr. Forrester is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC. She is the UBC EM grand rounds coordinator for the Vancouver Island site as well as a member of the competence committee for the Island EM residency program. She has completed the Island Medical Program Teacher Certificate and is currently leading the development of geriatric EM curriculum for UBC EM residents.

Teaching Interests

  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  • Delirium
  • Senior Friendly ED

Research Interests

  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  • Quality Improvement
  • Education
  • Delirium


  • Hammouda, N, Carpenter, CR, Hung, WW, et al; the GEAR Network (2021) “Moving the needle on fall prevention: A Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (GEAR) Network scoping review and consensus statement”. Acad Emerg Med, 28 pp. 1214– 1227.
  • Ellis B, Brousseau AA, Eagles D, Sinclair D, Melady D; CAEP Writing Group (2022) “Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians position statement on care of older people in Canadian Emergency Departments: executive summary”. CJEM, 24(4) pp. 376-381.
  • Ruberto AJ, Sivilotti MLA, Forrester S, Hall AK, Crawford FM, Day AG (2021) “Intravenous Haloperidol Versus Ondansetron for Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (HaVOC): A Randomized, Controlled Trial”. Ann Emerg Med, 77(6) pp.613-619.

Academic Background

  • FRCPC, Queen’s University, 2020
  • MD, University of Calgary, 2015
  • BSc, University of Alberta, 2012