William Patterson

Medical Director

William Patterson, M.D. is medical director for BHS. Patterson has been with the company since 1992 and has over 40 years’ experience in the medical field specializing in psychiatric conditions. He is double board certified in psychiatry and neurology and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Patterson has served as vice chairman and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  He has also served as director of the UAB Anxiety Disorders Program, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Services and Psychiatry Residency Training Program at UAB.

He completed his undergraduate degree in pre-med (psychology) at the University of Alabama and his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He then completed a medical internship and psychiatric residency program at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

He served as psychiatric consultant to the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities for over 25 years and is an Alabama-certified forensic examiner.