Dr. Joseph Thomas Backe MD Dermatologist

Dr. Joseph Backe is a dermatologist in Decatur, Alabama and is affiliated with Decatur General Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Decatur General Hospital who specialize in Dermatology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Dermatologist: General Dermatology

Hospital Affiliation

Decatur General Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1971–1972

University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Class of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Dermatology
Certified in Dermatology

AL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAD), American Academy of Dermatology

Publications & Presentations

Letter: IgM deposits in tuberculoid leprosy.
Backe, J. T., Charlesworth, E. N., Garcia, R. L.

Letter: Iodide-induced immunofluorescence in dermatitis herpetiformis.
Charlesworth, E. N., Backe, J. T., Garcia, R. L.

IgM in skin lesions of systemic amyloidosis.
Garcia, R. L., Backe, J. T.


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