Dr. Backstein is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2007.
He then went on to successfully complete a 5-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2012. Since that time, he has obtained additional fellowship training in Cosmetic and General Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, he has completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital.
He is currently extremely active in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant skin conditions throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas. He has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals.