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Carl Backer, MD

Carl Backer, MD

Thoracic Surgery Chicago, IL

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery

Office Address

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  • 225 East Chicago Avenue, #22
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 227-4240
    Fax: (312) 227-9643

Dr. Backer's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac, Pediatric Thoracic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Backer's Education & Medical Training

  • McGaw Medical Center - Northwestern UniversityMcGaw Medical Center - Northwestern UniversityResidency, Thoracic Surgery
  • McGaw Medical Center - Northwestern UniversityMcGaw Medical Center - Northwestern UniversityResidency, General Surgery
  • Mayo Med SchMayo Medical SchoolMedical School

Dr. Backer's Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1982 - 2014
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1986
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2007
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryCongenital Cardiac Surgery, 2009

Dr. Backer's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • SuperDoctors.comSuper DoctorSuperDoctors.com
  • American College of SurgeonsFellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons

Dr. Backer's Publications & Presentations

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Lectures

  • AATS 2013 Annual MeetingAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 5/4/2013
  • ASE 2012 Chicago Sonographer Update: Adult Congenital Heart Disease SeriesAmerican Society of Echocardiography, Chicago, Illinois - 5/5/2012

Dr. Backer's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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