Dr. Patterson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Freed Hardeman College and received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee, Memphis. He completed his urologic training in Memphis and has been on the faculty in the Department of Urology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 1987. He served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology from 1996-1999. He is board-certified in urology. His special interests are in bladder cancer, urinary diversion, laparoscopic urology and urolithiasis. He speaks locally and regionally to patient groups and physician meetings.
Dr. Patterson is a member of The American Medical Association, the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, Memphis Urologic Society, Tennessee Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Society of University Urologists, Southeast Section of American Urological Association, American Urological Association and The International Society of Urology. He is also Chief of the Section of Urology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis. He has been a trustee of Freed Hardeman University since 1994 and currently is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Academic Affairs Committee.