Brandon Backlund, M.D., is a board certified physician in the Emergency Department at Harborview, a UW assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and associate director of Emergency Ultrasound.
Dr. Backlund evaluates and treats patients to diagnose and stabilize life-threatening conditions. He believes that every individual's health is their own responsibility, and it is the physician's job to advise and assist them in restoring, maintaining or improving their health. He believes that patients have much better outcomes when they are engaged and motivated to participate in their care.
Dr. Backlund earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His clinical and research interests include emergency bedside ultrasound, resident education in emergency medicine, emergency airway management and wildnerness medicine.
Dr. Backlund has always enjoyed a strong connection to the outdoors, particularly trail running, hiking and backpacking. He loves to travel in and outside of the U.S. He enjoys the cinema and good books. I also enjoys craft beers and good wine.
Education and Training
Univ. of Iowa
Medical education, 2000
Univ. of Calif. San Diego
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Scripps Mercy Hospital Program
Denver Health Medical Center
Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Medicine, 2005, American Board of Emergency Medicine