Dr. Patterson began his education by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the esteemed Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. During this time, he received several honors including graduating Magna Cum Laude and gaining fellowship in Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Patterson continued his training by completing his Medical Degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. His general surgery training began at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham and was completed at the world renowned Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then fulfilled his plastic surgery residency at the University of California in San Diego where he worked with numerous internationally recognized plastic, head & neck, and maxillofacial surgeons.
Dr. Patterson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with professional memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).