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Stephen A. Back, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Clyde and Elda Munson Professor of Pediatric Research
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine


  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology

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About me

The focus of Dr. Back's research is in cerebral palsy in relation to etiology and cellular/molecular basis of cerebral white matter injury in premature infants. He currently serves as the director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Laboratory at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. He received his board certification in neurology, with special certification in child neurology, in 1997.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education and training

    • M.D., 1990, University of California at Davis School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • University of California, Irvine Medical Center
  • Fellowship

    • Fellowship in pediatric neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Certifications

    • Pediatric neurology, 1997
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