Dr. Patterson is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a native of Georgia, raised in Valdosta, and first came to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. He is a practicing physician at Athens Eye Doctors & Surgeons. Dr. Patterson works with Medical Campus Outreach and is involved at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Lauren live in Athens with their three children. Dr. Patterson and his wife Lauren both volunteer for Mercy Health Center.