Becker received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, in 2002. He completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center with Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina. He later completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to his arrival in Decatur, Becker was a member of the interventional cardiology teaching faculty at St. Vincent Heart and Vascular Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he practiced as a structural, peripheral and coronary interventionist and directed the institute’s cardiac catheterization laboratories as well as its interventional cardiology department.
He also served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of internal medicine/cardiology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and is the founder and president of Panvascular Consulting LLC, a national independent medical consulting group specializing in educating physicians on cardiovascular procedures and therapies.
Becker has authored or coauthored numerous medical textbook chapters, research abstracts and peer-reviewed publications.
“I think it’s key that a provider never forgets that we – doctor and patient – are in this together, working hand-in-hand and with equal say, on a patient’s care plan to achieve their best health,” said Becker. “I treat my patients as I would expect to be treated as a patient.”
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