• Dr. Patterson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following her internship at NC Baptist Hospital, she entered her residency at UAB. Dr. Patterson continued her medical training at UAB with a fellowship in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She has completed training in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2002 Oral corticosteroids increase esophageal acid contact times in patients with stable asthmaChest.  121:625-634. 2002
    1999 Gastroesophageal reflux disorders and asthmaCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.  5:63-67. 1999
    1998 Mycobacterium tuberculosis presenting as immune mediated thrombocytopenia purpuraChest.  114. 1998
    1998 Low serum antimycobacterial drug levels in non-HIV-infected tuberculosis patientsChest.  113:1178-1183. 1998

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Patterson’s past research has focused on sleep quality, gastroesophageal reflux disorders, asthma, and sleep-wake disorders.
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by INSPIRE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2017 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by INSPIRE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Patterson is active in sleep medicine education and training, having overseen accreditations for St. Vincent's Hospital, Marshall Sleep Disorders Center, and Lakeshore Sleep Center.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University 1993
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, Furman University 1989
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Patterson