01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Patterson has been practicing medicine for over three decades, after first receiving his medical degree from Queens University in 1974. He later went on to complete residencies in general surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

In 1982, Dr. Patterson joined the thoracic surgery team at the University of Toronto, receiving the Royal College of Surgeons Gold Medal for his lung transplantation research. He also went on to become the Director of Toronto’s Lung Transplant Program. Dr. Patterson then moved on to Washington University, where he held the titles of Evarts A Graham Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

His continued affiliations and contributes to peer-reviewed journals and books has helped Dr. Patterson both expand his research and share his knowledge with others in the field.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Clinical trials for lung and esophageal oncology, lung transplantation-preservation and lung surgery.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certifications in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Queens University
  • Fellowship for Pulmonary Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency for Surgery at Queens University
  • Residency for Vascular Surgery at University of Toronto
  • Residency for Thoracic Surgery at University of Toronto