Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After college, he postponed attending medical school to work in full time ministry as an executive pastor/youth pastor. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a transitional residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and performed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
From 2012-2013, Dr. Patterson was the Chief Resident of the Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt. Currently, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society.