Douglas D. Backous, MD


Ear, Cochlear Implant, Acoustic Neuroma
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Douglas Backous, MD, is a board-certified neurotologist specializing in treating conditions of the ear and skull base. For more than 22 years, Dr. Backous has provided leading edge treatments for patients with hearing loss, deafness, chronic ear infections, cholesteatoma acoustic neuromas and facial nerve disorders.

His professional passion is ensuring access to care for patients who choose to hear with cochlear implants, brainstem implants, Baha and other hearing devices. He treats adults and children. His medical research interests focus on implantable hearing device program efficiency for improved patient access and program viability. Dr. Backous is a member of the Proliance Surgeons Board of Directors. He is also the program director for the Seattle Advanced Otology Fellowship at Puget Sound ENT.

Both Doug (’84) and his wife, Julie (’86), are alumni of Seattle Pacific University, where he previously served as Board Chair. They have three adult children.

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Specializing in:

  • Ear Nose & Throat
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neurotology
  • Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat


Care Center

104 27th Avenue SE
Puyallup, WA 98374-1145

(253) 770-9712


Care Center

21911 76th Ave W Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

(253) 770-9712



Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Residency in Otolaryngology
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine

Program: Fellowship in Neurotology
Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Otolaryngology

Program: Subspecialty Certificate in Neurotology
Institution: American Board of Otolaryngology


President, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Member, American Neurotology Society

Member, American Otological Society

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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