Sarah Patterson, MD


Dr. Patterson received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her MD from UCSF. She joined the faculty after completing internal medicine residency and fellowship in rheumatology at UCSF. As a rheumatologist specializing in systemic lupus and complementary and integrative treatment approaches for managing systemic rheumatic conditions, she practices in the UCSF Health Lupus Clinic and UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Patterson’s scholarship focuses on defining how lifestyle behaviors and non-pharmacologic interventions impact disease outcomes among people with chronic rheumatic diseases.
M.D., 2011 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  1. DeVoe C, Segal MR, Wang L, Stanley K, Madera S, Fan J, Schouest J, Graham-Ojo R, Nichols A, Prasad PA, Ghale R, Love C, Abe-Jones Y, Kangelaris KN, Patterson SL, Yokoe DS, Langelier CR. Increased rates of secondary bacterial infections, including Enterococcus bacteremia, in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 2021. PMID: 34486503

  2. Patterson SL, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Dall'Era M, Lanata C, Dequattro K, Hartogensis W, Katz P. Physical Inactivity Independently Predicts Incident Depression in a Multi-Racial/Ethnic Systemic Lupus Cohort. 2021. PMID: 33421358

  3. Patterson SL, Sagui-Henson S, Prather AA. Measures of Psychosocial Stress and Stressful Exposures. 2020. PMID: 33091267

  4. Patterson S, Schmajuk G, Evans M, Aggarwal I, Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco M, Yazdany J. Gaps in Ambulatory Patient Safety for Immunosuppressive Specialty Medications. 2019. PMID: 30686706

  5. Patterson SL, Schmajuk G, Jafri K, Yazdany J, Katz P. Obesity Independently Associates with Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 2018. PMID: 29740985

  6. Schmajuk G, Jafri K, Evans M, Shiboski S, Gianfrancesco M, Izadi Z, Patterson SL, Aggarwal I, Sarkar U, Dudley RA, Yazdany J. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis patterns among patients with rheumatic diseases receiving high-risk immunosuppressant drugs. 2018. PMID: 30449650

  7. Patterson SL, Jafri K, Narvid JA, Margaretten M. A Young Woman With Sudden Urinary Retention and Sensory Deficits. Volume 70 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 29125903

  8. Jafri K, Ogdie A, Qasim A, Patterson SL, Gianfrancesco M, Izadi Z, Katz P, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. Discordance of the Framingham cardiovascular risk score and the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association risk score in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Volume 37 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28993952

  9. Patterson SL, Goglin SE. Neuromyelitis Optica. Volume 43 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 29061244

  10. Jafri K, Patterson SL, Lanata C. Central Nervous System Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Volume 43 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 29061240

  11. Jafri K, Zahed H, Wysham KD, Patterson S, Nolan AL, Bucknor MD, Chaganti RK. Antimalarial myopathy in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient with quadriparesis and seizures: a case-based review. Volume 36 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 28236156

  12. Patterson S, Moran P, Epel E, Sinclair E, Kemeny ME, Deeks SG, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Epling L, Kirschbaum C, Hecht FM. Cortisol patterns are associated with T cell activation in HIV. Volume 8 of Issue 7. 2013. PMID: 23922644