Dr. Patten received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from Vanderbilt University where he majored in Biomedical Engineering, followed by an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in 1982. He received his Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 1984 and further obtained a Master of Fine Arts from Queens University of Charlotte and a Master of Theology Studies degree at Emory University.
Dr. Patten completed his internship at Georgetown University/D.C. General Hospital. He was a senior resident at Meharry Medical College and served as chief resident at Alvin C. York, VAMCM in Tennessee. He received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1989, Geriatrics in 1998 and Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2012. Dr. Patten has over 30 years of experience in primary care and urgent care.
Dr. Patten’s professional society memberships include 100 Black Men of Atlanta, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, American College of Physicians, International Society of Poets, Georgia State Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Who’s Who in Black America.
In his spare time, Dr. Patten enjoys hunting, fishing, a good book, writing, traveling and life.