Annette Patterson, M.S., C.G.C.
Annette Patterson is the genetics counselor at The Breast Center at The Medical Center of Plano. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Southern Methodist University, and her master's degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
She's worked in cancer genetics at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, as a cancer genetic counselor at Richardson Regional Cancer Center and Medical City Dallas. Annette is also an adjunct professor at both Southern Methodist University and The University of Arkansas at Little Rock teaching Genetics and Ethics and Cancer Genetics.
With regard to research, she's participated in a number of studies addressing various aspects of inherited cancer syndromes and the underlying causes of breast cancer survival disparities among minority women. Her publications include an essay on disability in Genetics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy, and papers in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the American Journal of Human Genetics.