C Phillip Pattison MDDr. Pattison was born in Kansas City, Missouri, graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a Medical Internship and Residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. He then spent three years with the Centers for Disease Control, Phoenix Laboratories Division in Phoenix, Arizona – initially as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, then as Chief - Epidemiology Division.

Dr. Pattison completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Kansas, and was in private practice in the Kansas City area for 18 years before assuming the position of Medical Director of Tri-Med Specialties. Inc., a medical product company started by Dr. Pattison and two others. Tri-Med Specialties, Inc. manufactured and internationally marketed CLOtest, the rapid urease diagnostic tool for Helicobacter pylori. Tri-Med also received FDA approval for the C-14 urea breath test for H. pylori. One of Dr. Pattlson’s business partners was Dr. Barry Marshall, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. As CEO, Dr. Pattison negotiated the sale of Tri-Med to Ballard Medical Products, Draper, Utah. He returned to his private practice in 2001. Dr. Pattison is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Pattison has published over 50 scientific articles or abstracts, two of which were selected for the prestigious Yearbook of Medicine in consecutive years. He has given two formal FDA presentations, a national press conference, and is a reviewer for several medical journals.

Dr. Pattison and his wife, Mary, live on a farm in Weston, Missouri.