• After two years in private practice, Dr. Patterson joined the faculty at UAB in 2003 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2013. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dr. Patterson calls Clemson, S.C., —where his parents were college professors—his home. He attended Furman University for undergraduate education and graduated with honors. Upon graduation from Furman, he completed his medical education at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (currently Wake Forest University Medical School), graduating in 1994. Dr. Patterson then completed his surgical training at University of Alabama at Birmingham, being named administrative chief resident during his final year. His experience at UAB cultivated an interest in vascular surgery which led to his fellowship in vascular surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin under the leadership of Jonathan B. Towne, M.D., from which he graduated in 2001.

    Dr. Patterson is a specialist in vascular surgery, and a dedicated educator. He particularly enjoys concentrated, hands-on intraoperative training and education. Additionally he has served as preceptor for third year medical students and has consistently participated in didactic lectures for the third year medical student surgery rotations. Dr. Patterson is the former ambulatory medical director for the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at The Kirklin Clinic, but has recently assumed the role as medical directory for the Ambulatory Vascular Laboratory also housed in The Kirklin Clinic.

    Dr. Patterson serves as peer reviewer for Journal Vascular Surgery (distinguished reviewer, 2012, 2013) Annals of Vascular Surgery, American Journal of Surgery.

    He has participated in regional and national vascular surgery societies in various capacities, most notably as participant in the Mock Oral Exam offered by the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, and as a former program committee chair for the Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society (formerly PVSS).

    Dr. Patterson has mentored numerous faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates. Outside of his work Dr. Patterson, is involved with numerous community activities. He serves as deacon for Mountain Brook Baptist Church, and is active in the Altamont School Parent’s Association.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Carotid endarterectomy with concomitant distal endovascular intervention is associated with increased rates of stroke and deathJournal of Vascular Surgery2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent Claudication 2020
    2020 Long-Term Trends in Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation and Myocardial Infarction after Elective Vascular Procedures 2020
    2020 The association between preoperative length of stay and surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery2020
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2017 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warrantedJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:500-505. 2017
    2017 Meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 yearsBritish Journal of Surgery.  104:166-178. 2017
    2016 Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trialJAMA Surgery.  151:1139-1144. 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care systemJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:177-181. 2016
    2015 Outcomes after celiac artery coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  62:36-42. 2015
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended timeJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:377-382. 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval successJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:21-25. 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size thresholdJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:1458-1466. 2013
    2013 Effect of lipid-modifying drug therapy on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:355-363. 2013
    2013 Risk scoring system to predict 3-year survival in patients treated for asymptomatic carotid stenosisJournal of Vascular Surgery.  57:1576-1580. 2013
    2012 Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograftJournal of Vascular Surgery.  55:1-8. 2012
    2011 Long-term single institution comparison of endovascular aneurysm repair and open aortic aneurysm repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  54:1592-1598. 2011
    2011 Evaluating outcomes of endoleak discrepancies between computed tomography scan and ultrasound imaging after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair 2011
    2010 Prospective implementation of an algorithm for bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided filter placement in critically ill patientsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  51:1215-1221. 2010
    2008 Early Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Dissection Using the Gore TAG Endoprosthesis 2008
    2008 Should endovascular repair be used for small abdominal aortic aneurysms?Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  42:113-119. 2008
    2007 Outcome after celiac artery coverage during endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair: Preliminary resultsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  45:467-471. 2007
    2005 Effect of warfarin anticoagulation on below-knee polytetrafluoroethylene graft patency 2005
    2005 Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: A retrospective assessment of open versus endovascular repair 2005
    2005 Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders in ophthalmologistsAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology.  139:179-181. 2005
    2001 Lessons learned in adopting endovascular techniques for treating abdominal aortic aneurysmArchives of Surgery.  136:627-634. 2001
    2001 Shear force regulates matrix metalloproteinase activity in human saphenous vein organ cultureJournal of Surgical Research.  95:67-72. 2001
    1999 Combined blunt cardiac and pericardial rupture: Review of the literature and report of a new diagnostic algorithmAmerican Surgeon.  65:568-574. 1999

    Research Overview

  • lower extremity occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION 2015 - 2027
  • A Multi-arm, Multi-Center, Non-Randomized, Prospective, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the NEXUS™ Aortic Arch Stent Graft System in Treating Thoracic Aortic Lesions Involving the Aortic Arch  awarded by ENDOSPAN LTD 2020 - 2026
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2020 - 2026
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2020 - 2025
  • Private Grant  awarded by OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2019 - 2024
  • Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (Best)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2014 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by VASCULAR DYNAMICS INC. 2018 - 2023
  • Statin Neuroprotection and Carotid Endarterectomy: Safety, Feasibility and Outcomes  awarded by Columbia University 2018 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2015 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2014 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2015 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2016 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by COOK RESEARCH INCORPORATED 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by Bayer HealthCare 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by INTACT VASCULAR 2015 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROX MEDICAL INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by GE HEALTHCARE 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOLOGIX, INC. 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by TRIVASCULAR, INC. 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by VOLCANO CORP. 2014 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by CVRX, INC. 2007 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by TAKEDA DEVELOPMENT CENTRE EUROPE LTD. 2012 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by INTACT VASCULAR 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERYAN MEDICAL 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION 2010 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by LOMBARD MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES 2006 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by ENDOLOGIX, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by CORDIS CORPORATION 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gore (W. L.) and Associates 2013 - 2014
  • Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular Versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by MEDTRONIC, INC. 2007 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBVIE INC 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by GRIFOLS, INC 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTRAZENECA AB 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROFIBRIX 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by AASTROM BIOSCIENCES, INC. 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR, LLC 2010 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University 1994
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Furman University 1990
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1995
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1999
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2001
  • Full Name

  • Mark Patterson