Brendan Patterson, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Contact Information

Primary Office
01065 JPP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009


BS, Bachelor of Science, University of Washington
MPH, Epidemiology, Saint Louis University School of Public Health
MD, Doctor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of North Carolina, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Summary

Dr. Patterson has focused his research efforts on improving clinical outcomes after shoulder and elbow surgery. His primary research interest involves advancing the field of shoulder replacement by investigating the technical aspects of anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Patterson also has a particular interest in in improving patient satisfaction and remains an active researcher in this field.


Casp, A. J., Patterson, B. M., Yarboro, S. R. & Tennant, J. N. (2018). The Effect of Time During the Academic Year or Resident Training Level on Complication Rates After Lower-Extremity Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 100(22), 1919-1925. PMID: 30480596.

Keener, J. D., Patterson, B. M., Orvets, N. & Chamberlain, A. M. (2018). Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tears: Refining Surgical Indications Based on Natural History Data. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. PMID: 30335631.

Orvets, N. D., Chamberlain, A. M., Patterson, B. M., Chalmers, P. N., Gosselin, M., Salazar, D., Aleem, A. W. & Keener, J. D. (2018). Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients with a B2 Glenoid Addressed with Corrective Reaming. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(6S), S58-S64. PMID: 29501223.

Patterson, B. M., Orvets, N. D., Aleem, A. W., Keener, J. D., Calfee, R. p., Nixon, D. C. & Chamberlain, A. M. (2018). Correlation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Scores with Legacy Patient-Reported Outcome Scores in Patients Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(6S), S17-S23. PMID: 29776469.

Chalmers, P. N., Granger, E. K., Orvets, N. D., Patterson, B. M., Chamberlain, A. M., Keener, J. D. & Tashjian, R. Z. (2018). Does Prosthetic Humeral Articular Surface Positioning Associate with Outcome After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty?. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(5), 863-870. PMID: 29289492.

Aleem, A. W., Patterson, B. C., Chamberlain, A. M. & Keener, J. D. (2018). Risk of Perforation Is High During Corrective Reaming of Retroverted Glenoids: A Computer Simulation Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000302.

Keener, J. D., Patterson, B. M., Orvets, N., Aleem, A. W. & Chamberlain, A. M. (2018). Optimizing Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Component Position in the Setting of Advanced Arthritis with Posterior Glenoid Erosion: a Computer-Enhanced Range of Motion Analysis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(2), 339-349. PMID: 29332666.

Patterson, B. M., Eskildsen, S. M., Clement, R. C., Lin, F. C., Olcott, C. W., Del Gaizo, D. J. & Tennant, J. N. (2017). Patient Satisfaction is Associated with Time With Provider But Not Clinic Wait Time Among Orthopedic Patients. Orthopedics, 40(1), 43-48. PMID: 27755644.

Varkey, D. T., Patterson, B. M., Creighton, R. A., Spang, J. T. & Kamath, G. V. (2016). Inital Medical Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: A Demographic Analysis of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment in the United States Medicare Population. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 25(12), e378-e385. PMID: 27496352.

Patterson, B. M., Draeger, R. W., Olsson, E. C., Spang, J. T., Lin, F. C. & Kamath, G. V. (2014). A Regional Assessment of Medicaid Access to Outpatient Orthopaedic Care: The Influence of Population Density and Proximity to Academic Medical Centers on Patient Access. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 96(18), e156. PMID: 25232086.

Patterson, B. M., Creighton, R. A., Spang, J. T., Roberson, J. R. & Kamath, G. V. (2014). Surgical Trends in the Treatment of Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior Lesions of the Shoulder: Analysis of Data From the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification Examination Database. Am J Sports Med, 42(8), 1904-10. PMID: 24890780.

Patterson, B. M., Spang, J. T., Draeger, R. W., Olsson, E. C., Creighton, R. A. & Kamath, G. V. (2013). Access to Outpatient Care for Adult Rotator Cuff Patients with Private Insurance versus Medicaid in North Carolina. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 22 (12), 1623-7. PMID: 24135415.