San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5103
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

American University of the Caribbean


Albert Einstein Medical Center


Albert Einstein Medical Center


Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics


Dr. Patterson is a pediatric endocrinologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego. She cares for patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders, disorders of growth, including short stature, adrenal disorders, pituitary abnormalities and disorders of puberty.

Dr. Patterson's clinical interests are in seeing a wide variety of patients and working with medical students, residents and fellows to improve their knowledge in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Her research interest is fructose metabolism.

Prior to coming to Rady Children's, she worked for Pediatric Endocrinology Associates at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Dr. Patterson completed her fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., and her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. SJ Magazine named her as a "Top Doc for Kids" in its physician poll.

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