Ephraim Back, MD

Department of Medicine
Primary Care

Dr. Back is a primary care physician. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and conducted his residency at Highland Hospital of Rochester. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Back is the founding program director for the Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency program. He is a clinical professor of family and community medicine at Albany Medical College and has been a family medicine educator for over 30 years, serving as associate director of the St. Clare’s/ Ellis Hospital FMRP in Schenectady, program director of the Institute for Family Health Mid-Hudson FMRP in Kingston, and founder of the advanced practice clinician fellowship program at Hudson Headwaters Health Network in Glens Falls. He has received multiple teaching honors including the NYS Academy of Family Physicians’ “Family Physician Educator of the Year” award twice.

Dr. Back has provided full-spectrum family medicine care to underserved communities throughout his career. With an interest in public health and epidemiology, he pursued an MPH and served as an officer with the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the CDC. In response to the opioid epidemic, he has been treating patients with substance use disorders, conducts buprenorphine waiver training for physicians across the state, and is board certified in addiction medicine.

Addiction Medicine

American Board of Preventive Medicine
2021

Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
1987

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1984
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1984
SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY

Residency

Family Medicine
1987
Highland Hospital of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Internship

Family Medicine
1985
Highland Hospital of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Medical School

1987
Highland Hospital
Rochester, NY
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