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Christina M. Patterson, MD

Job Title Interim Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Job Title Interim Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Job Title Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2004 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles 


2007 Pediatrics, Tod Children's Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio
2010 Child Neurology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.


2011 Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society/Allegheny County Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology


  • Resident Teaching Award in Pediatrics, NEOUCOM
  • Outstanding Resident Award in Neonatology
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, Psychology
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society


  • Valproic acid in the treatment of infantile spasms in patients with Down syndrome. Patterson C, Resnick T, Holder D, Vaisleib I. (2009) Epilepsia, 50: 158–308.
  • Efficacy of Lacosamide as adjunctive therapy in adolescents with intractable epilepsy: a case series. Patterson C, Williams S, Crumrine P, Varma R, Holder D. (2010) Epilepsia 0 Suppl. 0 (Abst. 2.197 ).
  • Impact of PET scan on epilepsy surgery evaluation.  Oberst E, Gedela S, Mountz, J, Patterson C, Sogawa Y, Tamber, M, Tesoro O, Williams S. Abst.  2.092, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting (2013).
  • Phenotype and Genotype Variability in Bethlem Myopathy.Abdel-Hamid, H, Patterson, C, Tesoro, O Abstract #90, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting  (2013).
  • Using Laboratory Data for Prediction of 30-Day Hospital Readmission of Pediatric Seizure Patients. Draper A, Ye Y, Ruiz V, Patterson C, Urbach A, Palmer F, Wang S, Somboonna M, Tsui F.  Under process of submission, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting (2014).

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Visual recovery after severe brain injury or visual pathway disturbance.  PI: Behrmann, M. IRB#PRO13030146
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February 27, 2015
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February 27, 2015