Dr. Backhus is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and chief of thoracic surgery at the VA Puget Sound. She trained…
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Patient Care Philosophy
My goal is to apply state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques in the care of my patients. In doing so, I believe in a collaborative relationship between patient and provider and in care delivery that is patient-centered.
Volunteer and community outreach.
Thoracic oncology, including lung, esophageal and chest wall malignancies; lung transplantation; benign diseases of the chest; lung volume reduction surgery and minimally-invasive thoracic surgery.
Cancer survivorship; cancer surveillance; patient-reported outcomes; surgical outcomes; lung cancer imaging and comparative effectiveness.
|University of Southern California||Medical education||2000
|UCLA - Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery||Residency||
|Univ. of Southern California||Internship||
|Univ. of Southern California||Residency||
|American Board of Thoracic Surgery||Thoracic Surgery||2010
|American Board of Surgery||General Surgery||2008