Dr. Patterson is a cardiologist and assumed the position of Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in June 2018. Immediately prior to assuming this position Dr. Patterson served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of New York-Presbyterian / Weill-Cornell Medical Center. Previously, he was the founding Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) McAllister Heart Institute, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at UNC, Physician-in-Chief of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and Director of the system-wide UNC Heart and Vascular Network. Dr. Patterson was appointed the Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and was recognized at UNC with the Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement and the Kenan-Flagler Distinguished Alumni Award. He is an established investigator of the American Heart Association and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund clinical scientist in translational research. Dr. Patterson is an associate editor of The Journal of Clinical Investigation and the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, and serves on the editorial board of many other biomedical journals. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of University Cardiologists, the Association of American Physicians and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. Dr. Patterson is the founder of Enci Therapeutics and Clavé Biodesign. He received his MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and was appointed associate dean for medical entrepreneurship at UNC in 2010. In 2012 he received the Judah Folkman Award in vascular biology and is currently the president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.