Brian Patterson

Dr.  Brian Patterson is a tenured Associate Professor in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the inaugural Medical Informatics Director for Predictive Analytics and Clinical Decision Support at UW Health. In this role, Dr. Patterson works with hospital leadership to best use information technology to support clinical, educational, and research priorities. He advises on a range of issues, including optimizing the design, implementation, dissemination, evaluation, and routine use of clinical decision support and AI to improve healthcare quality, operational efficiency, educational programs, and research. 

Dr. Patterson’s research interests are in clinical informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. His work aims to use routinely collected clinical data to generate actionable insights to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for older adults. To achieve these goals, Dr. Patterson works in collaboration with investigators from the business and engineering schools as well as in the department of biostatistics and medical informatics.  

Dr.  Patterson graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science in Bioengineering and went on to complete a master’s degree in public health and a medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He continued at Northwestern for his residency training in emergency medicine, where he served as chief resident.