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