John R. Backman, MD

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Dr. John Backman was named a “2018 — Top Doctor” in the annualĀ San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Dr. Backman completed medical school from New York University, School of Medicine in 1972. He finished his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein School on Medicine and went on to his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Backman has over 35 years of experiences and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He has a special interest in preventative medicine. He also evaluates and structures exercise programs for international competitors.


Naval Medical Center - San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease - 1978

University of California, San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease

Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Medicine, Residency - 1972

New York University School of Medicine, MD - 1972

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships & Associations

Fellow American College of Cardiology

Fellow American College of Sports Physicians

Fellow American College of Physicians

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