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Patterson Mark vascular

Chief of Vascular Surgery Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital

Areas of Interest
lower extremity occlusive disease, arterial aneurysms


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 a 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 a peer reviewer for the 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 a 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

Rose MK, Pearce BJ, Matthews TC, Patterson MA, Passman MA, Jordan WD. “Outcomes after celiac artery coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.” J Vasc Surg 2015; 62(1):36-42.

Glocker RJ, Awonuga O, Novak Z, Pearce BJ, Patterson M, Matthews TC, Jordan Jr WD, Passman MA. “Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended time.” J Vasc Surgery: Venous Lymphat Disord 2014; 2(4):377-382.

Glocker RJ, Novak Z, Matthews TC, Patterson MA, Jordan WD Jr, Pearce BJ, Passman MA.  “Factors Affecting Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVCF) Retrieval Success.”  J Vasc Surgery: Venous Lymphat Disord 2014; 2(1):21-25.

Keith CJ, Passman MA, Gaffud MJ, Novak Z, Pearce BJ, Matthews TC, Patterson MA, Jordan WD Jr. “Comparison Outcomes following Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Based on Size Threshold.” J Vasc Surg; 58(6):1458-1466.

Alcocer F, Mujib M, Lowman B, Patterson M, Passman MA, Matthews TC, Jordan WD Jr. “Risk Scoring System to Predict 3-year Survival in Patients Treated for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis.” J Vasc Surg 2013; 57(6):1576-1580.

Keith CJ, Passman MA, Carignan MJ, Parmar GM, Nagre SB, Patterson MA, Taylor SM, Jordan WD.  “Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograft.”  J Vasc Surg 2012; 55:1-8.

Quinney BE, Parmar GM, Nagre SB, Patterson M, Passman MA, Taylor S, Chambers J, Jordan WD “Long-term single institution comparison of endovascular aneurysm repair and open aortic aneurysm repair.” J Vasc Surg 2011 Dec; 54(6):1592-1597; discussion 1597-1598.

Nagre SB, Taylor SM, Passman MA, Patterson M, Passman MA, Combs BR, Lowman BG, Jordan WD Jr. “Evaluating outcomes of endoleak discrepancies between computed tomography scan and ultrasound imaging after endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair.” Ann Vasc Surg 2011 Jan; 25(1):94-100.

Yamaguchi DJ, Mujib M, Matthew TC, Passman MA, Patterson MA, Taylor SM, Jordan WD.  (Abstract) “Survival Comparison of Patients Undergoing Secondary Aortic Repair.”  J Vasc Surg 2011; 54(6):185.

Keith CJ Jr, Passman, MA, Carignan MJ, Parmar GM, Nagre SB, Patterson M, Taylor SM, Jordan WD Jr. “Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograft” J Vasc Surg 2012 Jan; 55(1):1-8; discussion 8.

Killingsworth CD, Passman MA, Weinberg JA, Taylor SM, Patterson MA, McGwin JR. G, Melton SM, Rue LW, Jordan WD Jr.   “Prospective Implementation of an Algorithm for Bedside Intravascular Ultrasound Guided Filter Placement in Critically Ill Patients.”  J Vasc Surg 2010; 51(5):1215-1221.

Pearce BJ, Passman MA, Patterson MA, Taylor SM, LeCroy CJ, Combs, BR, Jordan WD Jr. “Early Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair for Acute Complicated Type B Dissection Using the Gore TAG Endoprosthesis.” Ann Vasc Surg 2008; 22:742-749.

LeCroy CJ., Passman MA, Taylor SM, Patterson MA, Combs BR, Jordan W D Jr. “Should Endovascular Repair Be Used for Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms?”  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery April/May 2008, 42(2):113-119; discussion 120-121.

Vaddineni SK, Taylor SM, Patterson MA, Jordan WD Jr.  “Outcome after celiac artery coverage during endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair: Preliminary results.” J Vas Surg 2007 Mar; 45(3):467-471.

Patterson MA and Jordan WD Jr.  “Non-neurologic Complications Associated with Carotid Stenting.”  Pearce WH, Matsumura JS and Yao JST, editors.  Trends in Vascular Surgery 2006: New Techniques and Technologies in Vascular Surgery.  Evanston, IL: Parmentier Publishing Services; 2006.

Vaddineni SK, Russo GC, Patterson MA, Taylor SM, Jordan WD Jr.“Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Retrospective Assessment of Open vs. Endovascular Repair.” Ann Vasc Surg 2005; 19(6):782-786.

LeCroy CJ, Patterson MA, Taylor SM; “Effect of Warfarin Anticoagulation on Below-Knee Polytetrafluoroethylene Graft Patency.  Ann Vasc Surg 2005; 19(2):192-198.

Patterson MA and Towne JB.  “Intraoperative Carotid Duplex Examination.” In Pearce WH, Yao JST, editors. Advances in Vascular Surgery.  Chicago, IL: Precept Press; 2002.

Patterson, MA, Jean-Claude JM, Crain MR; “Lessons Learned in Adopting Endovascular Techniques for Aneurysm Repair”.  Arch Surg 2001; 136(6):627-634.

Patterson MA, Leville CD, Hower CD; “Shear Force Regulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Human Saphenous Vein Organ Culture”.  J Surg Res 2001; 95:67-72.

May AK, Patterson MA, Rue LW III; “Combined Blunt Cardiac and pericardial Rupture:  Review of the Literature and Report of a New Diagnostic Algorithm”.  Amer Surg  1999; 65(6):568-574.

Patterson MA “Endovascular Composite Sequential Bypass Using Covered SFA Graft and Vein Bypass for Distal Reconstruction.”  Darling RC, Ozaki CK, editors.  Master Techniques in Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Hybrid, Venous, Dialysis Access, Thoracic Outlet And Lower Extremity Procedures. Wolters Klumer, 2015.


Medical School
Bowman Gray School of Medicine

University of Alabama
General Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin
Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Contact Information

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