Last updated on: 10/9/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeffrey Patterson, DO Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We must drastically change the direction of our energy future. This is possible through the use of clean, renewable and sustainable technologies. When it comes to disasters caused by technologies such as deep offshore drilling or nuclear power, even one accident is one too many.”

“Jeffrey Patterson: Lessons from the Gulf for Nuclear Reactors,” www.host.madison.com, July 28, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1976-2014
  • President, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), 2013-2014
  • Member, National Board, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Practicing physician, family medicine (Madison, WI), 1975-2014
  • Medical Director, Hackett Hemwall Foundation (HHF)
  • Member, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Medical Director, Northeast Family Medical Center, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 1988-1991
  • Founder, Madison Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Education:
  • DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1972
Other:
  • He passed away on Jan. 23, 2014
  • Has traveled extensively in the former USSR. Has lectured about the effects of nuclear weapons and radiation in the former USSR, Europe, and the United States
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?