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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.


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.


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



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.

Frank Jacob Jevitz

Edna Frances (Costabile) Jevitz

Ronald James Patterson

Kristin Lara Patterson

Kier Nicole Patterson