Dr. Patterson is a graduate Colgate University (Hamilton, New York) where he majored in pre-med. He obtained his medical degree at Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, New York) and completed surgical residency at UAB (Birmingham, Alabama). He then joined the Navy and served in Vietnam before returning to serve a urology residency at the University of Tennessee (Memphis, Tennessee). Dr. Patterson opened a urology practice in Franklin, Tennessee in 1977, then joined the Galesburg Clinic as a staff urologist in 1982.
Dr. Patterson has lived and worked in Galesburg for 40 years, is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.