G. Alexander Patterson, MD

G. Alexander Patterson, MD

Joseph Bancroft Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung transplantation

Common Procedures

  • Lung transplantation
  • General thoracic surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung reperfusion injury
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Diseases of the airway
  • Adult lung transplantation
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Thoracic disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Emphysema surgery
  • Thoracic malignancies
  • Myasthenia gravis

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Adult Transplantation Surgery


Medical Degree: Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1974


General Surgery Residency, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1979
General Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1982


Surgical Intensive Care & Pulmonology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1982

Professional Memberships

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (Editor in Chief, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, AATS)

European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

General Thoracic Surgical Club

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Society for Thoracic Surgeons

Thoracic Surgery Foundation


Areas of Research Interest

Lung Transplantation
Lung Cancer
Surgery for Emphysema
Esophageal tumors & disorders
Lung Reperfusion Injury



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
Suite B, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: (314) 367-8459

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To request an appointment with Dr. Patterson, please call 314-362-6025.