David Patterson, MD
Associate Program Director
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified, Traumatic Brain Injury Medicine
For more than 20 years, Dr. David Patterson has devoted his career to advancing the specialty field of physical medicine and
rehabilitation. He holds subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine from the American Board of Physical Medicine &
Rehabilitation, elevating Casa Colina to offer higher levels of care for patients with brain injury and serving to advance brain injury
research being done at the Casa Colina Research Institute. He is currently the Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Casa Colina
Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Clinical Director of the Casa Colina Transitional Living Center, and a Clinical Associate
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Patterson is committed to ensuring that patients receive the highest level of medical and rehabilitative care available.
Throughout his career, he has given numerous lectures to professional and community groups on such topics as rehabilitation
education, concussion, stroke prevention, traumatic brain injury, metabolic joint disease, and the acute management of spinal cord
injury. Dr. Patterson has been recognized as a leader in Casa Colina Hospital’s groundbreaking work to rehabilitate soldiers with
TBI, and he has also worked as a sports medicine specialist with retired NFL players through the Retired NFL Players Counsel, the
LA County Sheriff’s Department football team, the Matt Leinart Foundation, and more.
He graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1994. The following year, he pursued his residency at the
University of California, Irvine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he was designated Chief Resident in
Dr. Patterson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a member of the American
Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, and the American
Brain Injury Association.