Martha and Luther Hodges Visiting Professor Alec Patterson, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Washington University in St. Louis
October 16 @ 7:15 am - 8:15 am
Martha & Luther Hodges Visiting Professor
Alec Patterson, MD
Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis
Alec Patterson, MD, is the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Washington University School of Medicine. A graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he was Chief Resident of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Patterson joined Washington University in 1991 to direct one of the first lung transplant programs in the United States at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It rapidly became one of the largest in the world. He has authored more than 400 publications, 70 book chapters, and 300 abstracts and presentations. In addition, he is the editor of 9 textbooks on thoracic surgery and is currently the editor for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. His laboratory, funded by National Institutes of Health grants, investigates a broad spectrum of applications in thoracic surgery. He has served as visiting professor at 55 institutions worldwide where his work has had an enduring influence.
Having held numerous positions of leadership in the thoracic surgery world, Dr. Patterson champions the importance of leadership in the field of thoracic surgery, stressing that its core values, scholarship, mentoring, and quality patient care must be always take precedent.