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Carl Lewis Backer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
|Carl Lewis Backer, M.D., F.A.C.S.|
|Title||Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School|
|Expertise||Congenital heart surgery; tracheal surgery; pediatric heart transplantation; vascular ring surgery; coarctation of the aorta; research-transplant coronary artery disease; post-cardiopulmonary bypass inflammatory response; artificial lung (NIH funded)|
|Current Organization||Children's Memorial Hospital|
|Type of Organization||University hospital/international referrals|
|Major Product||Heart surgery in children|
|Area of Distribution||National|
|University/Degree||B.A., Northwestern University, College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston, IL, 1976; M.D., Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, 1980|
|Born||April 29, 1955, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Honors & Awards||B.A. with Honors, 1976; Phi Beta Kappa, 1976; Northwestern Memorial Hospital Surgical Award, 1985; The Wausau School District 25 Year Club Hall of Fame Award, 1994; Charter Member, Children's Circle of Care, The White House, 9/27/95|
|Published Works||Over 130 journal articles, over 45 book chapters, 4 books, "The Arterial Switch", "Coarctation of the Aorta", Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (Editor 2nd & 3rd edition)|
|Affiliations||Amer. College of Surgeons; Amer. College of Cardiology; Amer. Assoc. for Thoracic Surgery; European Assoc. for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; Congenital Heart Surgeons Society; Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Doctor's Mayo Society; Amer. Academy of Pediatrics-Surgical Section; Amer. College of Chest Physicians; Amer. Medical Assoc.; International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation; Amer. Society of Transplant Physicians; Pediatric Heart & Lung Transplant Study Group; Collaborative Transplant Study; North Amer. Society of Pacing & Electrophysiology; Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, Executive Committee-Surgical Liaison; Amer. Heart Assoc.; Chicago Surgical Society; Illinois Surgical Society|
|Hobbies & Sports||Skiing, sailing, golf|
|Career Accomplishments||Amer. Board of Surgery, 4/8/86 (Recertification 10/21/94); Amer. Board of Thoracic Surgery, 5/13/88 (Recertification 1/13/97); AATS Cardiothoracic Digest Internet Journal Review; Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiac Surgery and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Work History||Assistant Professor of Surgery, 1988-96; Associate Professor of Surgery, 1996-2000; Professor of Surgery, 2000-present, Northwestern University Medical School|
|Spouse||Julia Ford Backer|
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