Sam A. Forman is a physician, educator, businessman, and local historian. He is the president of Oak and Ivy Health Systems, Inc. and a visiting scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Throughout his successful careers as a physician, military officer, and businessman, he has published and lectured on historical topics that affect current issues. In his spare time, he acts as company surgeon of the Lexington Minute Men historical reenactors.
Forman has a personal mission to increase enthusiasm for American core values and to promote the constructive involvement of diverse groups in civic issues. He is a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston Athenaeum, Bostonian Society, and New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Board-certified in occupational medicine, Forman is licensed to practice in three states. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, and Massachusetts Medical Society. Also a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, he has written numerous papers in the fields of medicine, chronic disease management, toxicology, and history.
Forman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning BAs in American history and the history of science and biology. He received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical College and MBA from Yale School of Management.