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Joel Patterson, MD
Associate Professor
Departments: Surgery
Specialties: Neurosurgery
Languages: English
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Dr. Joel Patterson was born in Houston, Texas. After growing up primarily in Colorado, he attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and in 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in chemistry. After a few years of working as a research chemist in the field of civil engineering, Dr. Patterson moved to Galveston where he began his medical career. He was granted his Doctor of Medicine (cum laude) with research honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in 1991 and continued his postgraduate training in neurosurgery, completing his residency in 1997. As a medical student, he was the recipient of the Medical Student Research Award, the Donald Duncan Memorial Scholarship in Anatomy, was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, and was a Co-Director of the 32nd Annual National Student Research Forum in 1991. He completed his neurosurgical training at UTMB in 1997.

On completion of his neurosurgical training, he and his family moved to Texarkana, Texas where he joined a successful neurosurgical practice. While in Texarkana, Dr. Patterson was instrumental in the establishment of a Level II Trauma Center at one of the community hospitals and served on numerous committees with a variety of leadership roles. In 2003, he returned to Galveston where, in addition to establishing a robust clinical practice, he has been an integral participant in a number of educational, clinical, and administrative endeavors.

After Hurricane Ike devastated the community and institution in 2008, Dr. Patterson was asked to assume leadership of and rebuild the Division of Neurosurgery at UTMB. Despite some very trying times and seemingly insurmountable challenges, the faculty and residents within the Division have been successful in re-establishing the clinical practice, maintaining accreditation of the training program, and contributing to the advancement of the field through scholarly activity.

Medical/Professional School:

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1991

Residencies:

Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1992

Neurosurgery, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1997


Certifications:

American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

UTMB Health Neurosurgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-4456

UTMB Health Neurosurgery - League City Campus Clinics
2240 Gulf Freeway South Suite 2.110
League City, TX 77573
Fax: (281) 309-0419

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very good bedside manners. talked to me in ways I like to be talked to.Jan 24,2017
told me he had enough to do . that I could go and do more or learn to live with itJan 24,2017
Once again I was treated with the utmost professionalism.Jan 26,2017
*Dr. J. Patterson is an excellent surgeon. He was honest and right to the point of my medical concerns. He showed me the MRI. No other dr. has done that! He was great -Apr 27,2017
This was my third or forth visit with this provider, always friendly and explained things clearlyJun 29,2017
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