Shanna Patterson
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Shanna Patterson, MD

Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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About Me

Shanna Patterson, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside, and is the Neurology Site Chair at these hospitals. She is the Director for Special Projects in System-wide Neurology Clinical Operations, and she also serves as the founding Patient Education Advisor for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, as well as a member of the Mount Sinai Morningside Archives Committee and St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Alumni Association. Her clinical focus is on the evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular symptoms and conditions, and peripheral nerve and muscle electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS).

A native of California, Dr. Patterson completed both her BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience and her MD at the University of California at San Diego. She completed her Neurology Residency and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Healthcare Delivery Leadership at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In 2010 Dr. Patterson joined St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, and she has been involved in a variety of clinical, academic and administrative initiatives and opportunities. She enjoys teaching medical students, residents and neuromuscular fellows, and is a former Associate Residency Director for the Neurology training program at Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as former Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Brain and Behavior medical student course group leader.

Dr. Patterson is interested in improving patient safety and experience. In 2020 she completed her LEAN Green Belt in Process Improvement, and in 2021 a Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She was selected to participate in the Mount Sinai Health System LEAD program in 2018-2019, where she studied faculty engagement and applications of emotional intelligence in optimizing patient care. Dr. Patterson has also served as a Communication Champion for the Mount Sinai Health System and contributed as part of the Patient Experience Committee at Mount Sinai Morningside. At Mount Sinai West she has led an expansion in inpatient Neurological programs through the service’s evolution to become a tertiary center for clinical care in General Neurological conditions, Epilepsy and Stroke.

She has presented at American Academy of Neurology national meetings and departmental Grand Rounds conferences. Dr. Patterson’s publications include manuscripts and text chapters on topics including neurological complications of Covid-19, disorders of the peripheral nervous system in intensive care patients, myasthenia gravis, and neurological complications of Celiac disease. Dr. Patterson was recognized as the Society of St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital’s Distinguished Young Physician in 2018, and was a recipient of the Mount Sinai Executive Leadership Scholarship in 2020.


Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
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