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Former Pike County resident Toni R. (Smith) Patterson, D.O., F.A.O.C.A., now from Town and Country, was named the recipient of the 2013 AOCA Distinguished Service Award.
The award is presented annually for service to the college and the profession that exemplifies the best in professional leadership. Dr. Patterson just completed her term as president of the AOCA in which she led the college through a period of continued growth with a focus on internal strengths.
A veteran clinician and medical educator, Dr. Patterson currently serves as an associate clinical professor of anesthesia at Kirksville College of Anesthesiologists and as Medical Director of Mid-Rivers Surgery Center in St. Peters.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the Truman State and her Doctor of Osteopathy from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in anesthesiology at Kirksville osteopathic Medical Center. She earned her initial Osteopathic anesthesiology board certification in 1989 and was named a Fellow of the AOCA in 1994.
Dr. Patterson’s current position is with Physician Anesthesia Associates in St. Louis. She serves as a member of a group covering six ambulatory surgical centers in St. Louis, while maintaining her privileges at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.
The American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists promotes the osteopathic concept of healing, aids in providing opportunities for study and training in the art and science of anesthesiology and advances the standards of practice and service in the specialty of anesthesiology.
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