Penn Medicine
Help | Search | Site Map | Contact   
faculty photo

Karen C. Patterson, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Services Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
15 The Park Octagon
Western Terrace
Nottingham, NG71AF
BA (Psychology, General Science)
University of Oregon, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 2004-2005.
Intern in Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 2005-2007.
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, 2008-2010.
Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 2007.
Board Certification in Pulmonary Medicine, 2010.
Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine, 2011.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Patterson has expertise in the care of patients with interstitial lung diseases, including sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, autoimmune-associated lung disease, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Specific clinical interests include pulmonary fibrosis from sarcoidosis and cardiac sarcoidosis. Dr. Patterson participates in several research studies related to interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis. In addition, she is the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and teaches pulmonary physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

Patterson KC, Strek ME: Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary aspergillosis syndromes. Chest 146(5): 1358-68, November 2014.

Patterson KC, Huang F, Oldham JM, Bhardwaj N, Hogarth DK, Mokhlesi B. : Excessive daytime sleepiness and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with sarcoidosis. Chest 143(6): 1562-8, June 2013.

Jensen MA, Patterson KC, Kumar AA, Kumabe M, Franek BS, Niewold TB: Functional genetic polymorphisms in ILT3 are associated with decreased surface expression on dendritic cells and increased serum cytokines in lupus patients. Ann Rheum Dis 72(4): 596-601, April 2013.

Patterson KC, Franek BS, Sperling AI, Mueller-Quernheim J, Sweiss NJ, Niewold TB.: Circulating cytokines in sarcoidosis: Phenotype-specific alterations for fibrotic and non-fibrotic pulmonary disease. Cytokine 61(3): 906-11, March 2013.

Patterson KC, Hogarth K, Husain AN, Sperling AI, Niewold TB: The clinical and immunologic features of pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis. Trans Res 160(5): 321-31, November 2012.

Sweiss NJ, Zhang W, Franek BS, Kariuki SN, Moller RD, Patterson KC, Bennett P, Girijala LR, Nair V, Baughman RP, Garcia JG, Niewold TB: Linkage of Type I Interferon Activity and TNF-alpha Levels in Serum with Sarcoidosis Manifestations and Ancestry. PLos ONE 6(12), December 2011.

Patterson K, Strek M: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. Proc Am Thor Soc 7(3): 237-244, May 2010.

Sweiss N, Patterson K, Sawaqed R, Jabbar U, Korsten P, Hogarth K, Wollman R, Garcia JG, Niewold TB: Rheumatic Manifestation of Sarcoidosis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 31(4): 463-473, January 2010.

Patterson K, McShane PJ, Churpek M, Verhoef P: What Fellows Are Reading in Other Journals. Recommended Reading from the University of Chicago Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182(11): 1453-54, May 2010.

back to top
Last updated: 08/12/2019
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Site best viewed with a supported browser.
SOM Home International Programs Penn Alumni Clinical Trials Centers and Institutes Departments Faculty Research Education Administration