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Marc C. Patterson, M.D.

Marc C. Patterson, M.D., is chair of the division of child and adolescent neurology and director of the child neurology training program at Mayo Clinic; professor of neurology, pediatrics and medical genetics at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; and a visiting child neurologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities.

He is certified in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in neurology by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr. Patterson received his medical degree with first class honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He completed a rotating internship in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry and ophthalmology at Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Patterson subsequently served as a junior house officer and medical registrar in internal medicine, nephrology, and hematology/oncology at Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, before continuing training in neurology and child neurology at the University of Queensland. Dr. Patterson completed a residency in child neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a fellowship in neurometabolic disorders under the mentorship of Roscoe Brady, M.D., at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Areas of special interest for Dr. Patterson include inherited metabolic disorders, neonatal screening, prospective natural history studies, biomarkers, novel therapeutics, neurogenetics, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurology education.

Dr. Patterson is a member of committees and task forces for multiple groups, including the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology (Fellow), American Neurological Association (Fellow), World Health Organization, and the Institute of Medicine. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child Neurology and Child Neurology Open, an editor of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, and section editor for Child Neurology of Up-To-Date.


  • MB, BS (Hons I), Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia
  • MD, University of the State of New York, N.Y.
  • Residencies (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Neurology), Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Child Neurology Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • Neurometabolic Disease Fellowship, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Neurology)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow, American Neurological Association
  • Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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