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As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Brian Patterson, MD, leads a team of expert health care clinicians who treat people with illnesses or injuries that could be life-threatening or pose an immediate risk to their health and well-being. Injury or illness can be caused by disease, infection, stroke, heart attack, or bodily trauma, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. He speaks with patients, obtains lab tests and imaging, such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatment.
Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack, or a condition needing rapid treatment, such as pneumonia, Dr. Patterson attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.
Dr. Patterson’s research interests are in clinical informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. His work aims to use routinely collected clinical data to generate actionable insights to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for older adults.
Education & credentials
- Emergency Medicine
- Clinical Informatics
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL