Board Bio - Jennifer Patterson
Jennifer Patterson is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Neuroscience Institute at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has worked in Neurology since 2014 and has expertise in the emergent diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke. She serves as a Sub-Investigator on several research trials. She is a Disease Specific Reviewer for The Joint Commission for stroke. She also continues to work as a provider in the Emergency Department at Erlanger Health Systems. Prior to working in Neurology, Jennifer was employed at both Memorial Health Systems and Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner. She was recognized as a Fellow of Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2011.
She is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a focus on optimizing systems of care for hyperacute stroke management, including the transfer of stroke patients requiring higher levels of stroke services. She has an interest in health policy and was selected to participate in the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Nurses Health Policy Summit in Washington, DC. She is a frequent presenter at national and international stroke conferences, lecturing on hyperacute diagnosis and management of stroke, and methods to optimize stroke systems of care. In 2018, she served at the Co-Chair to the Advanced Practice Provider track for the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting. She was elected to the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians Board of Directors in 2019.
She currently lives on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and when she’s not at work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She has two children, Blake (22) and Caitlyn (18), and a German Shepherd, Toby (4).