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Thomas S. Backer, MD, FACC

Thomas S. Backer, M.D., F.A.C.C.About Dr.Backer

Dr. Backer, a native of St. Louis, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He completed his medical degree at St. Louis University in 1980 and his residency and fellowship in cardiology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He completed his naval scholarship duty in 1988 and has been in private practice in North Metro Atlanta since that time.

Dr. Backer believes in the strength and importance of a meaningful patient-physician relationship.


  • Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Columbia
    B.S. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, May 1976
  • Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
    Doctor of Medicine, May 1980
  • Internship: Categorical Internal Medicine, July 1980 – June 1981
    Naval Hospital San Diego, California
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, August 1982 – August 1984
    Naval Hospital Sand Diego, California
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, August 1984 – August 1986
    Naval Hospital San Diego, California

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine 
    September, 1984
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
    November, 1987
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Recertified in Interventional Cardiology 2009

Professional Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Medical Association of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • North Fulton Hospital
  • Northside-Forsyth Hospital

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