Infectious Disease Specialist Kristine Patterson, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Amy Widner

Patterson is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine. She sees patients through UAMS’ Infectious Diseases Clinic.

She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, followed by residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and subspecialty training in infectious disease at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patterson comes to UAMS from Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She previously spent 14 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her clinical, research and teaching portfolios were directed towards the prevention and treatment of HIV in women.


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