Dr. Kristen Backe is a mental health clinical pharmacist practitioner and PGY2 mental health residency program director at VA North Texas.
Dr. Backe received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She then went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Cox Health System in Springfield, Missouri, and a PGY2 psychiatric residency at Seton Healthcare/University of Texas at Austin before coming to VA North Texas in 2015.
Dr. Backe is one of two clinical pharmacy specialists in the PC-MHI clinic where she practices medication therapy management for a variety of mental health disease states including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, substance use disorder, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder.
She was honored to be recognized as a PGY1 Preceptor of the Year for 2016-17 and began her role as PGY1 residency program co-coordinator in July 2017 and will assume the role of PGY2 mental health residency program director in 2022. Dr. Backe is also a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).