Carl L. Backer, MD

Carl L. Backer, MD

Carl L. Backer, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Chief Medical Philanthropy Officer; A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

About Me

Dr. Backer is currently on sabbatical. 

Dr. Backer is the Immediate Past-President of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society. He is also President of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.

To contact Dr. Backer, please call the Cardiovascular Surgery Office at 312.227.4240.

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart surgery, adults with congenital heart disease, complex reoperations in congenital heart surgery, heart transplantation, tracheal surgery, vascular rings, Fontan conversion and arrhythmia surgery

Education & Training

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

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Research Interests: Arrhythmias; cardiology; cardiovascular diseases; circadian rhythms; congenital heart disease; heart transplantation

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