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Specializes in Neurotology • Male • Age 53

550 17th Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dr. Backous' Experience

Dr. Backous' Care Philosophy


  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo

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  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Awards & Recognitions


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Visiting Professor, Royal College of Medicine, UK, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2000, 2005
  • America's Best Doctors, 2007-11
  • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2010

Media & Publications

  • Assesment of individuals suspected or diagnosed with central auditory processing disorder: a medical perspective, 2006
  • Evaluation and management of conductive hearing loss, 2010
  • Reports form the 12th Symposium on cochlear implants in children., 2010
  • Facial Nerve Grading Grading System 2.0, 2009
  • International classification of reliability for implanted cochlear implant receiver stimulators., 2010
  • Techniques for cochlear implant electrode placement in the ossified cochlea., 2010
  • Intracranial concerns in lateral skull base surgery, 2007
  • Guiding patients through the choices for treating vestibualr schwannomas: balancing options and ensuring informed consent., 2008

Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989

Internship Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine
Complete in 1991

Residency Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine
Complete in 1995

Fellowship Hospital

Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Complete in 1997

Languages Spoken by Dr. Backous & Staff

  • English

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