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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611
Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. We focus on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures.
Beginning in 2019, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center on Northwestern University's Chicago campus will be the new home for the Manne Research Institute.
Dr. Backer is President of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society. He is also Vice President of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.
To contact Dr. Backer, please call the Cardiovascular Surgery Office at 312.227.4240.
Education: Mayo Medical School, 1980
Postgraduate Training: Children's Memorial Hospital, 1988; Northwestern University Medical School, 1987, 1985
Board Certifications: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Research Interests: Arrhythmias; cardiology; cardiovascular diseases; circadian rhythms; congenital heart disease; heart transplantation