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Pain management, Psychology, Rehabilitation medicine




David Patterson, Ph.D., is the founder of Harborview's Rehabilitation Consult Service and a UW professor of Medicine and Psychology and an adjunct professor of Surgery.

Dr. Patterson specializes in pain control and recovery from physical trauma, burn injuries and other forms of disabilities. He is also internationally known for his work in clinical hypnosis.

Dr. Patterson earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University. He has conducted NIH funded studies on pain control since the 1980s. He has also conducted clinical research in rehabilitation psychology, and studied the use of immersive virtual reality for pain control.

Personal Interests

Dr. Patterson is a drummer and once led a seven-piece band called the Shrinking Heads. He enjoys hiking, kayaking and walking his chocolate Labrador Retriever.
Florida State Univ., Psychology Department

Medical education, 1982

Oregon Health & Science University

Residency, Medical Psychology

Emory University Program SOM Faculty Office Building

Fellowship, Medical Psychology

Univ. of Southern California


Univ. of Southern California(BEFORE 1971 ONLY)