John Backman, MD

Dr. John Backman, MD
Dr. John Backman, MD


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Disease
320 Santa Fe Dr
Ste 204
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


Dr. John Backman specializes in cardiology and has more than 35 years of medical experience. He has special interests in traditional diagnostic cardiology, and fitness and preventive medicine. An avid marathoner with more than a 100 under his belt as well as a dozen triathlons, he also creates exercise programs for weekend warriors and elite competitors.

He has served as physician and medical director of many road races in San Diego and was race director of the Easter Seals Race for five years.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 1977
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1975

Medical Education

  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1972


  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Medicine, 1972


  • Naval Medical Center - San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease, 1978
  • University of California, San Diego, Cardiovascular Disease, 1977
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