- ABMS Certification:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Research Interests:
- Clinical Practice:
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Echocardiography
- Assistant Professor
Brandy Patterson, MD, is a cardiologist at UVA Heart and Vascular Center. She specializes in managing the cardiac consequences of chemotherapy in the evolving field of cardio-oncology as well as treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in women.
Dr. Patterson's mother was an OR nurse and professional racquetball player, and her father played professional baseball, so she grew up with an interest in health and wellness. She started dancing early in life and had a career as a freshman in high school with the professional modern dance company Body and Soul. She also went to states in Florida for the women’s golf team her senior year of high school. During her undergraduate studies in South Florida, she danced professionally for the Miami Heat. She attended The Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, completed her internal medicine residency and became a hospitalist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After her year of hospitalist work, she went on to complete her fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Florida. After two years as a clinical assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined UVA in 2014.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Patterson is actively involved in clinical research and participates in community outreach efforts to spread the word about the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. She is the specialist physician on the BeWell advisory board. She is also in the process of building a cardio-oncology program at UVA. She is married, has children and loves animals. Despite her busy life, she continues to make time for exercise, golf, and dance.
- University of Miami 2004
- Alleghany General Hospital
- University of Florida