Marc C. Patterson, M.D.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Marc C. Patterson, M.D., is currently a professor of neurology, pediatrics and medical genetics, and chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology. He previously served as director of the Child Neurology Training Program at Mayo Clinic (2008-2016).

His research and practice are focused on rare diseases in children, including:

  • Neurogenetics and developmental disorders
  • Neurometabolic disorders in general
  • Niemann-Pick disease, type C
  • Other lysosomal diseases (including glycoproteinoses)
  • Mitochondrial cytopathies
  • Congenital disorders of glycosylation

These are areas in which he has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has presented widely throughout the United States and internationally, both to professional and lay organizations. Dr. Patterson has received funding support from NIH, industry and private foundations. He is currently an editor for the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. He became editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child Neurology on Jan. 1, 2014, and subsequently editor-in-chief of its open-access sister journal, Child Neurology Open.

  1. Metabolic disorders
  2. Neurocognitive Disorder
  1. Newborn screening
  • Inherited metabolic disorders
  • Neonatal screening
  • Prospective natural history studies
  • Biomarkers
  • Novel therapeutics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neurology education

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2003
    MD - Awarded under section 6529 of the NY State Education LawState University of New York
  2. 1993
    Special Clinical FellowDepartment of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  3. 1992
    Fellow - Neurometabolic and Neurogenetic diseasesDevelopmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Warren Grant Magnusson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health
  4. 1990
    Senior Clinical Fellow - Pediatric NeurologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1989
    Clinical Fellowship - Pediatric NeurologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1988
    Medical Registrar - PediatricsRoyal Children's Hospital
  7. 1985
    Medical Registrar - Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hematology/OncologyRoyal Brisbane Hospital
  8. 1983
    Junior House Officer - Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hematology/OncologyRoyal Brisbane Hospital
  9. 1982
    Rotating Internship - Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry, OphthalmologyRoyal Children's Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital
  10. 1981
    MB BSUniversity of Queensland


  1. 2001
    Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 1994
    Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology