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Emergency medicine


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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.

Personal Interests

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.
Emergency Department at Harborview

Emergency Department at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Burn care, Critical care medicine, Emergency medicine, Pediatric trauma care

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Pediatric Trauma and Burn Services at Harborview

325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA Seattle, WA 98104


Pediatric burn care, Pediatric emergency care, Pediatric trauma care

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


Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine, 2005, American Board of Emergency Medicine