Dr. Jan Patterson named to infectious disease subspecialty board

SAN ANTONIO (July 2, 2012) — Jan Evans Patterson, M.D., M.S., infectious diseases physician with UT Medicine San Antonio, today was appointed to the Subspecialty Board on Infectious Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Dr. Patterson is associate dean for quality and lifelong learning in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. UT Medicine is the School of Medicine’s clinical practice.

ABIM’s subspecialty boards and test committees are composed of experts in both academic medicine and practice, all of whom must be ABIM certified in their particular subspecialty. Members of these boards apply their individual and collective knowledge toward the development of the policies, standards and requirements for certification and maintenance of certification in their subspecialty, with special focus on developing the cognitive exam that physicians must take to certify or maintain their certification in that field.

Dr. Patterson is professor of medicine and pathology and director of the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy of the Health Science Center.

Thomas F. Patterson, M.D., professor and division chief of infectious diseases in the School of Medicine, also is serving on the ABIM Subspecialty Board on Infectious Disease.

UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, with expertise in more than 100 different branches of medicine. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s flagship clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and there are clinics and physicians at several local and regional hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, University Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit the website at www.UTMedicine.org for a complete listing of clinics and phone numbers.

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