Carl Backer, MD

Carl Backer, MD

Thoracic Surgery Chicago, IL

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery


Office Address

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

Carl Backer, MD

Thoracic Surgery Chicago, IL

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Pediatric Cardiac, Pediatric Thoracic
  • Clinical Interests: Congenital Heart Defects; Vascular Rings; Pediatric Heart Transplantation; Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityMcGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityMcGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Mayo Medical SchoolMayo Medical School

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License1982 - 2017
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery, 1986
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2007
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryCongenital Cardiac Surgery, 2009

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President-ElectCongenital Heart Surgeons' Society, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Chicago Magazine: Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2012

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

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

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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