Dr. Patton is an electrophysiologist in the Division of Cardiology. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders such as rapid or slow rhythms; evaluation for individuals at risk for cardiac arrest; implantation and management of cardiovascular implantable devices (pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, and biventricuar pacemaker-defibrillator); and ablation for supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
She earned her bachelor's degree from the University Chicago, and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. She completed an internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and electrophysiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During her cardiology fellowship, she did research on the genetics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Seidman laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She came to the University of Washington as an assistant professor in 2004. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Dr. Patton believes in ensuring each patient feels listened to, and can act as a partner in making medical decisions. Her personal interests include reading, hiking, learning to throw to be able to pitch to small children, and cooking for friends.
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