FacultyPhotoPattersonAssistant Professor
Medical Director of the UAB Sleep-Wake Disorders Center

Areas of Interest
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Disorders Medicine

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.

Education & Training

Medical School
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Contact Information


UAB Highlands

Office Phone
(205) 930-7114

(205) 930-8225

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