Janet Patterson, MD

Chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Developmental Behavioral

    About me

    Janet Patterson, MD is an Associate Professor at SIU School of Medicine and Chief of the Developmental Pediatrics and Psychology division. She specializes in the developmental and behavioral outcomes of young children.  She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.  Dr. Patterson completed her residency at SIU School of Medicine and went on to complete her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Health with the University of Chicago Hospitals.  She received her Board Certification in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics in March of 2015.  She has held several administrative roles including Chief Medical Officer at the Community Health Improvement Center in Decatur, Illinois; 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 currently the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics and she will assume the role of Director of Graduate Medical Education in July 2017.



    Education & training

    Pediatric Behavioral Specialist
    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
    The University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL - Post-Doctoral Fellow in 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