Patrice Thorpe-Jamison, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Thorpe-Jamison was born in Jamaica, WI and migrated to the U.S. to take advantage of the vast opportunities available here. She gained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University. During that time, she participated in cardiovascular disease research and created an automated data analysis program to analyze the amount of infarction in the isolated heart model after various types of preconditioning. She then performed cardiovascular research at Mount Sinai through the post-baccalaureate research education program (PREP) prior to entering medical school. She went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and also received a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics where her research focus was modifying and evaluating a commercial product in the nursing home setting to improve quality of care and physician efficiency. With that and the training she will gain in the Harlem Family Medicine Residency, she hopes to provide quality care to low resource settings both here in the U.S. and in underserved countries of the Caribbean.