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Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD

Terry Heiman-Patterson
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Clinical Interests
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuron diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases
    • Muscular dystrophies
    • Congenital myopathies
    • Channelopathies
    • Inflammatory myopathies
    • Metabolic myopathies
    • Myopathies associated with medical problems
    • Myasthenia and other neuromuscular junction disorders
    • Peripheral neuropathies including acquired and hereditary neuropathies
Research Interests
  • Autonomic involvement in ALS and motor neuron diseases
  • Pulmonary involvement in ALS and motor neuron disease
  • Cognitive involvement in ALS and motor neuro diseases
  • Caregiver burden in ALS and motor neuron disease
  • Development of brain computer interface for communication and independence fNIR for detection of frontal lobe pathology
  • Clinical Trials in ALS
  • Tissue banking and biomarkers in ALS
  • Development of models of motor neuron diseases
  • Genetic modifiers of ALS and motor neuron diseases
  • MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Fellowship, MDA Clinical/Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Neurology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Board Certification
  • Adult Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Co-Chairman, The Northeast ALS Consortium
  • ALS Research Group
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurologic Association
Awards and Honors
  • Best Doctors in America®, Neurology, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Office Locations

Temple Neurosciences Center

Neurology at Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center

Suite D-101

Philadelphia, PA 19140


ratings & reviews


Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.


5.00 / 5.0


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February 22, 2021

Dr. Heiman-Patterson is amazing. I am so very thankful for her and all that she has done for me as I continue on in my difficult journey with Mitochondrial Disease. She cares for her patients from the heart and she treats me with respect and has a wonderful way of understanding me. I trust her completely and feel safe under her care. I appreciate so much how she speaks to me and helps to ease my worries and calm me down. She also, takes the time to explain things to my Mother who accompanies me to my appointments as well. Dr. Heiman-Patterson is a fantastic physician and I am so thankful to be her patient. She is a true rockstar!

February 16, 2021

The amount of time the dr. spent with me was incredible. She was amazing. I have seen 2 others at other hosp. for same problem with poor experience.

January 7, 2021

Dr. Patterson is in my opinion the best neurologist. There aren't enough words to describe Dr. Patterson. She is very thorough, spends time @ visit doesn't rush.

December 31, 2020

We cannot express how grateful we are to have Dr. Heiman-Patterson and her staff working with us as we search for a diagnosis. We trust her completely! She is able to relate to us which is not something brilliant people are able to do with us "average" people. Her staff has always been so kind and attentive and timely in their responses we feel blessed to be working with this team!

December 31, 2020

Love Dr. Patterson! Very committed!

December 4, 2020

[...] Dr. Heiman-Patterson is so very knowledgeable, caring warm and professional. I wish more were like her!

December 2, 2020

Dr. Patterson is the type of physician other physicians should aspire to be knowledge, sensitivity, compassion. The person messenger of healing. [...]

November 28, 2020

Very Attentive and Kind

November 10, 2020

Dr. Patterson and her team go above & beyond in their treatment of patients.

October 27, 2020

Dr. T. H. P. is tops! Staff is great too!

October 26, 2020

I would be lost without Dr. Patterson. She is the very best of the best and has done so much for me. I am grateful for her care and for helping me to cope with my illness. She is always so kind and understanding and I feel as though she truly listens to me and the concerns I have. Dr. Patterson is amazing! Thank you, Dr. Patterson for taking the best care of me. You're awesome!

October 20, 2020

Dr Patterson seemed very knowledgeable in her field, I just hope she can help me !!

August 24, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Patterson for a long time. She & her staff - very good.

August 16, 2020

my doctor is the best she has always taken great care of me and her staff around her

August 11, 2020

Dr. Heimann Patterson is the only physician my husband sees that seems to care and invest time in his well being. She calls after hours when she has questions and schedules her own appointments at times. We have no other specialist that gives the individualized attention that Dr. Heimann Patterson does!!!! She is one in a million.

August 11, 2020

Thp and her team are the best of the best. Thp is very knowledgeable and her warmth and caring makes her very special. als hope foundation is dedicated to making every patient living with this terrible disease feel better. There is no better doctor than Thp. I'm fortunate to have her and her team.

July 20, 2020

This is the best health care team that I ever saw!

June 30, 2020

Dr. Patterson is the very best!! I am so grateful for her care and all that she does for me.

June 24, 2020

The competency and concern of Dr. Herman-Patterson and her team is always evident and reassuring.