Thomas F Patterson
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Patterson, MD

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
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About me

About Me

Dr. Thomas F. Patterson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas. He completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical School, in Nashville, Tennessee and at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut where he also served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.
Dr Patterson currently is a Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is also Director of the San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology.
He has extensive experience in opportunistic fungal infections. His clinical and research interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. He has been involved in developing new antifungal drugs and in clinical trials of new antifungal compounds.
Dr Patterson has published and lectured extensively on fungal infections. He is a past member of the ICAAC and IDSA Program Committees and is Editor-in-Chief of the popular mycology He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Committee for Infectious Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Past-President of the Texas Infectious Disease Society.




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Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinic

Yale University School of Medicine


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bone Or Joint Infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Complication Of Transplant
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear Infection
  • Endocarditis
  • Fungal Infection
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • H. Pylori Infection
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
  • High Blood Pressure Disorder
  • High Cholesterol Level
  • Hiv/Aids (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hospital-Acquired Infection
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Infections
  • Infectious Colitis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inflammation Of The Heart Valve
  • Lipid Disorder
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection (Mrsa)
  • Mycobacterium Infection
  • Nail Fungus
  • Opportunistic Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Resistant Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds)
  • Shingles
  • Sinus Infection
  • Spine Infection
  • Staphylococcus Bacteria Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wound Infectio