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…
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Patient Care Philosophy
"I believe that all patients should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. My goal is to apply state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques in my care of patients with diseases of the chest."
Sports, family, skiing and reading.
Thoracic oncology, including lung, esophageal and chest wall malignancies; lung transplantation; benign diseases of the chest; and minimally-invasive thoracic surgery.
|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