John Backman, MD

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


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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.

Dr. Backman is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

Board Certifications

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

Medical Education

New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1972


Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Medicine, 1975


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

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