Janet Patterson, MD

Associate Professor of Clinic Pediatrics – Developmental/Behavioral Medicine, Chief, Division of Pediatric Developmental/ Behavioral Medicine, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education

    About me

    Janet Patterson, MD is an associate professor in clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Developmental / Behavioral Medicine.  She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL, and completed a pediatric residency at SIU School of Medicine.  She completed fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Health at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, IL.  In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Patterson has administrative experience as the Chief Medical Officer at the Community Health Improvement Center in Decatur, Illinois, the Medical Director of the Children’s Diagnostic Clinic at SIU School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Autism Services with Easter Seals of Central Illinois.  Dr. Patterson is board certified in pediatrics and developmental/behavioral medicine, and serves as the Department of Pediatrics Program Director for Graduate Medical Education.



    Education & training

    Pediatric Behavioral Specialist - Pediatric Developmental/Behavioral Medicine
    Board Certifications
    Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    Medical School
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Maywood, IL
    Undergraduate Degree
    Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program Springfield, IL - Pediatrics
    University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Academic Location

    Academic Office

    301 N 8th St Springfield, IL 62769
    Mail Code: 9658


    • JL Patterson,  SA Cara­petian,  JR Hageman,  KR Kelley, (2013) Febrile Seizures Pediatric Annals  42(12): 249-254


    • Edna Mae Riggs School Health Award, 2002
    • Faculty Teacher of the Year, Pediatric Residency Program, 1991-1992  Department of Pediatrics, SIU School of Medicine
    • Mortimer Award, 1979 Excellence in Chemistry



    Mortimer Award, 1979 Excellence in Chemistry