Joseph Thomas Patterson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction
Accepting New Patients


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1520 San Pablo St. HC2 - Suite 2000 Ste 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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About Joseph Thomas Patterson, MD


Joseph Patterson, MD, FACS, FAAOS believes in delivering personalized, evidence-based care to help patients recover after as fully as possible after an injury. As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Patterson is an expert in the treatment of fractures and dislocations of the pelvis, acetabulum, scapula, and upper and lower limbs. Dr. Patterson has extensive experience repairing difficult “problem” fractures that are challenging to repair or are not healing properly. He performs limb lengthening, deformity correction, and limb salvage for congenital and traumatic limb differences.

Dr. Patterson is an award-winning clinical investigator with interests in patient-centered comparative effectiveness research in musculoskeletal care. He serves as a co-primary investigator on multiple large, multicenter, randomized clinical trials comparing treatments for patients with fractures of the hip and pelvis as well as a site investigator with the METRC and COIRI research consortia. He manages an active clinical research group leveraging insights from registry and administrative claims data to guide clinical care. He has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, AO North America, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and James O. Johnston Foundation. His research contributions to orthopaedic care have been recognized with an Early Career Development Award from AO North America as well as Young Investigator Awards from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and AO North America.


“I take time to appreciate what my patients have experienced, to understand how their injuries interfere with their life and to learn what is important to them in their recovery. I work with my patients to develop a plan that optimizes their wellness and physical function.  


The most rewarding aspect of my work is helping patients navigate and engage in their recovery from injury. 


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Deformity Correction
Areas of Focus
Orthopaedic Trauma
Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower

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