Dr. Abigail Patterson was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended college at the University of Loyola in Chicago, and returned to Wisconsin for medical school at the University of Wisconsin.  She moved to Dallas for her pediatric residency at UT Southwestern and has stayed on as faculty in the Newborn nursery.  In addition to her interest in newborn medicine she is interested in global health and global health research, specifically in Haiti.


Medical School
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2012)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Care of the well newborn
  • Global health

Honors & Awards

  • Global Health Award
    UT Southwestern Pediatric Residency Program (2015)
  • Departmental High Honors – Biology
    Loyola University Chicago (2008)
  • Undergraduate Research Award
    Loyola University Chicago (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Catholic Medical Association