Peter Patalano, M.D.

Dr. Peter Patalano was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Westchester. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New York University’s Courant Institute, where he also completed his pre-medical studies. Dr. Patalano attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Avidly interested in community health, he developed several programs during medical school, including a colorectal cancer screening uptake improvement project for a community health center in upstate New York. In partnership with the NYC Department of Health, Dr. Patalano also developed the Brooklyn Free Clinic’s RISE program, eventually becoming the clinic’s Chief Development Officer. Dr. Patalano has received several awards for his accomplishments, including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award; the John J. Conley Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics and Humanities; awards from the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians for research, public policy, and advocacy; and recognition from his alma mater for his service efforts. He hopes to apply his knowledge to the field of vascular surgery, specifically to improve treatment adherence among patients following vascular reconstruction.