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Dr. Karen Patterson, MD is a board certified internist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania and Illinois. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital.

Clinical Specialties & Interests: Pulmonology: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine



  1. The disease course and outcomes are variable among patients with chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis;
  2. Important, distinct phenotypes of chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis include persistently active disease, parenchymal fibrosis and airway centric fibrosis;
  3. The pathophysiology of chronic sarcoidosis is poorly understood, and is an important gap in our understanding of sarcoidosis.

Overall Goals and Objectives:

Following this activity, a participant should be able to:

1. Recognize recent advances and developments in Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care and translate into clinical practice

2. Integrate perspectives of multiple disciplines into decision-making on behalf of patients through structured plans for patient care.

3. Develop areas for future research and discuss appropriate methods to address these needs.

4. Summarize and continually improve communications as a team, caring for Pulmonary/Critical Care patients.

Presentation: 57 minutes