Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Professor, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota

DVM, University of Minnesota, 1996

PhD, University of Minnesota, 2004

BA, Williams College

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Awards & recognition

  • Harvey H. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship. Presented to the outstanding senior veterinary student based on scholarship and intent to pursue a career in teaching and research. 1996
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. 2000 - 2006
  • Clinical Research Award - Points of Pride Research Day. University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. 2003
  • Neurology Abstract Research Award - 23rd Annual Forum American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2005
  • Named an AKC Canine Health Foundation Champion of Canine Health. 2011


Research summary/interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Comparative Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine

Research funding grants

  • Canine Status Epilepticus: A Translational Platform for Human Therapeutic Studies. National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke1R21NS072166-01
    Co-Principal Investigator, 20% FTE with full salary savings. $408,250, 09/27/2010 – 08/30/2012
    This is in collaboration with MD and PharmD investigators at the U of MN College of Pharmacy.
  • Basis of Exercise-Induced Border Collie Collapse
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Co-Principal Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2011
  • Responsive Pharmacotherapy for Reducing/Preventing Epileptic Seizures.
    Neurovista Inc.
    Principal Investigator 10% FTE with full salary savings $136,000, 04/10/2010 – 04/09/2011
    This involves an intracranial EEG device for detecting and predicting seizures developed by Neurovista and being tested in the naturally occurring dog model.
  • A Novel Cerebral Venous System Mapping and Ablation Technology.
    Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomics.
    Co - Investigator 1% FTE, $475,000, 02/01/10 – 01/31/12
    This is in collaboration with investigators in the departments of biomedical engineering, neurosurgery, and pediatric neurology at the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.
  • The improved management of baclofen withdrawal: The development of IV baclofen.
    Medtronic Inc.
    Co-Investigator, 5% FTE with full salary savings, $136, 400, 01/01/2010 – 12/31/2010
    This funding is to test the intra-thecal formulation of baclofen (used for children with cerebral palsy) in a escalating IV dosing study in the dogs.
  • Statistical Support for Comparative Genetics and Genomics UMN Associate Dean for Research, Signature Program Funding
    Principal Investigator, 1% FTE, $60,000, 09/01/2009 – 6/30/2011
    This funding is to support a 40% statistician position for 2 years to help with comparative genetics research of 7 internal CVM investigators.
  • Heritability of calcium oxalate urolithiasis in Miniature Schnauzers
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Principal Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 09/01/2009 – 02/28/2011
    This grant supports Eva Furrow’s resident Masters project, and is in collaboration with Jody Lulich of the CVM’s Minnesota Urolith Center.
  • Genetic Basis of Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Co-Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 05/01/2009 – 10/30/2010
    I am collaborating with Dermatologists at the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine for this grant.
  • Cooling Human Neocortical Seizure Foci
    University of Minnesota, Medical Devices Center-Grant
    Co-Investigator, 1% FTE, $16,647, 11/01/08 – 10/31/10
    This is collaboration with investigators in the medical school departments of pediatrics, neurosurgery, and neurology, and also the department of biomedical engineering.
  • SNP gene mapping for canine epilepsy.
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Principal Investigator 10% FTE $235,828, 04/01/2007 – 03/30/2011


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Teaching areas

  • Genetics
  • Seizure disorders
  • Molecular Medicine


Clinical interests

Seizure disorders Clinical Trials Endocrinology