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Maria Jevitz Patterson

Maria Jevitz Patterson, microbiology/pediatric infectious disease professor. Diplomate American Board Medical Examiners, American Board Pediatrics General Pediatrics, American Board Pediatrics Infectious Diseases.


  • Patterson, Maria Jevitz was born on October 23, 1944 in Berwyn, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Frank Jacob and Edna Frances (Costabile) Jevitz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology summa cum laude, College St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1970. Doctor of Medicine, Michigan State University, 1984.


    • Laboratory assistant, instructor medical microbiology for student nurses Medical School Northwestern University, Chicago, 1966-1970. Postdoctoral fellow in clinical microbiology affiliated hospitals University Washington, Seattle, 1971-1972. Assistant professor microbiology public health Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972-1977, associate professor, 1977-1982, associate professor pathology, 1979-1982, lecturer department microbiology public health, 1982-1987, resident in pediatrics affiliated hospitals, 1984-1985, 86-87, clinical instructor department pediatrics and human development, 1984-1987, associate professor microbiology-public health-pediatrics-human development, 1987-1990, professor, since 1990.

      Staff microbiologist department pathology Lansing General Hospital, 1972-1975. Director clinical microbiology graduate program. Michigan State University, 1974-1981, staff microbiologist, 1978-1981.

      Postdoctoral fellow in infectious diseases University Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, 1985-1986. Assistant director pediatrics residency Graduate Medical Education Inc., Lansing, 1987-1990. Medical director Pediatrics Health Center St. Lawrence Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, 1987-1990, Ingham Medical Center, 1990-1994.

      Consultant clinical microbiology Lansing General Hospital, 1972-1975, Michigan State University, 1976-1982, Michigan Department Public Health, since 1976, Ingham County Health Department, since 1988, American Health Consultant, 1993, State of Michigan Attorney General Office, 1994-1998, Lansing School District, since 1998, Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction, since 1998. Consultant to editorial board Infection and Immunity, 1977. Consultant Michigan State University Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Education Training Ctr, since 2001.

      Presenter seminars.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Medical Examiners, American Board Pediatrics General Pediatrics, American Board Pediatrics Infectious Diseases.


    • LANGE Current Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatric Emergency Medicine (LANGE CURRENT Series)
    • Deliver faster diagnosis, more effective treatments, and improved outcomes with this concise guide to pediatric emergency medicine Provides immediate access to life-saving and routine information through consistent chapter outlines Begins with a section on emergency procedures and child-safety issues Presents information the way an emergency medicine provider thinks and acts: by symptomatic presentation, including cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, shock, fever, abdominal pain, seizures, trauma Details evaluation and management of disorders routinely seen in Pediatric Emergency Medicine such as foreign bodies, respiratory infections, asthma, heart defects, dehydration, rashes, sickle-cell disease, sports-injuries and more Enhanced by numerous tables, and more than 400 illustrations and photographs to clarify concepts and improve understanding LANGE Valuable to all practitioners of emergency medicine, from prehospital care providers to nurses and physicians Designed for use in a busy, fastpaced emergency department Focuses on the practical aspects of emergency care Covers a wide spectrum of pediatric conditions
    • Contributing author: Microbiology: Principles and Concepts, 1982, 4th edition, 1995, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine, 1997, State of the Art Reviews in Adolescent medicine, 2000, Rudolph's Pediatrics, 2002, 08, Nelson Pediatrics, 2010, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2008. Item writer certifying board examination Board American Academy Pediatricians, since 1990, American Board Osteopathy, since 1997. Contributor articles to professional journals and publications.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member honorary committee Lansing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Memorial Quilt, 1993. Fellow Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy Pediatrics. Member American College Physician Executives, American Society Microbiology, American Society Clinical Pathologists (affiliate, board registrant), South Central Association Clinical Microbiology, Michigan Infectious Diseases Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Kappa Gamma Pi, Lambda Iota Tau.


    • Married Ronald James Patterson, August 22, 1970. Children: Kristin Lara, Kier Nicole.
    • father: Frank Jacob Jevitz
    • mother: Edna Frances (Costabile) Jevitz
    • spouse: Ronald James Patterson
    • children: Kristin Lara Patterson
    • Kier Nicole Patterson
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    Born October 23, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      College St. Francis
    • 1970
      Northwestern University
    • 1984
      Michigan State University
    • 1966 - 1970
      Laboratory assistant, medical microbiology for student nurses Medical School Northwestern University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      instructor, medical microbiology for student nurses Medical School Northwestern University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      postdoctoral fellow, in clinical microbiology affiliated hospitals University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1972 - 1977
      assistant, professor microbiology and public health Michigan State University
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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