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Christina M. Patterson, MD

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology


  • 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 ).

Research Interests

Efficacy of Rufinamide as an Adjunctive Treatment in Subjects with Absence Seizures, who are unresponsive to Current Antiepileptic Drugs, Multi-Center Pilot Study (Rufinamide). PI: Vaisleib, I.
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