Michael S. Patterson, MD

As an Associate with Gómez and Associates, Dr. Patterson works with Senior Executives on leadership team alignment, fostering innovation and creativity, and helping individuals hone their own leadership effectiveness. Utilizing his experience in Fallujah Iraq when he was the Battalion Surgeon for the Marines’ 3rd Reconnaissance along with his ability as a master storyteller, he has developed a mesmerizing and audience engaging program called Decision Points to examine specific leadership competencies and real world challenges of senior leaders. Captain Patterson was in the reserves at the time he was called back up and deployed with the start of the war in Iraq. It is especially his situation of being the “ordinary citizen” and thrust into an “”extraordinary” situation that allows him to make such a strong connection despite the seemingly unrelated worlds of our audiences.

Currently, Dr. Patterson works at Camino Entrada Pediatrics, part of St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, serving Santa Fe and the northern New Mexico communities since September 1990. He provides care to children from newborn to eighteen years old. Additionally, he covers the hospital labor and delivery suites, pediatric inpatient unit and the emergency room. His broad range of responsibilities includes the initial stabilization of critically ill premature newborns, preparing them for transportation to more specialized neonatal intensive care units.

Dr. Patterson was a member of the United States Navy and then the Reserves until January 2007. He provided care to military dependent and civilian children during annual training assignments in a variety of settings, including Naples and Sigonella, Italy, Rota, Spain, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Celica, Ecuador. Beyond pediatrics, his military experience included training with the United States Marine Corps. This included activities in Camp Pendleton, CA and Camp Fuji, Japan. In 2003 he was recalled to active duty as the medical officer for 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, in charge of 54 Navy corpsmen and one assistant battalion surgeon. In 2005, he was recalled a second time. As the battalion surgeon for 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, he had 19 Navy corpsmen in his medical department for this elite combat unit in the Anbar Province of Iraq.

Dr. Patterson completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado, receiving his MD in 1983. His internship in pediatrics was at Naval Hospital San Diego, CA. While on active duty with the Navy, he spent a year in Okinawa, Japan as a general medical officer with the Marines. Later hewas assigned to Naval Hospital Whidbey Island, WA, where his duties included pediatrics department head, chairman of child abuse committee and establishment of an air transport team for critically ill infants. Between his active and reserve duties, he served nearly 24 years.

Phone: 719.447.4841 | Email: mike@gomezandassociates.com