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 website www.doctorfungus.org. 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.