Tara A. PatersonMD
Dr. Paterson received her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 2008. She then completed her emergency medicine residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She subsequently completed both trauma and critical care fellowship and an anesthesia critical care fellowship at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She now works as an emergency medicine attending at several hospitals including the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. In addition, Dr. Paterson works as critical care attending at Ventura County Medical Center, California. Among her many credentials, she is an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor and is certified in Fundamentals of Critical Care Support.
She trains family medicine, internal medicine, and surgical residents in the nuances of both emergency medicine and critical care medicine. She is particularly adept at procedural teaching including advanced airway management, vascular access, trauma management, point-of-care ultrasound, tube thoracostomy, paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, and procedural sedation.