Brett Hendel Paterson

Associate Professor of Medicine


Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson has been the director of the University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway since 2016. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth for medical school and completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota, later becoming board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Since 2010 he has been a co-director for the University of Minnesota Global Health Course, a course approved by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene as a diploma course. He is a clinician educator and practices hospital medicine and palliative care at HealthPartners Regions Hospital, in St. Paul Minnesota. He works at the HealthPartners Tropical Medicine and Travel Clinic. His areas of interest include clinical tropical medicine education, care of immigrants and refugees, medical education in general, teaching approaches to clinical care in low-resource settings, use of clinical simulation for training, medical improv, reducing health disparities, physician wellness and burnout, patient experience and communication, and navigating language or cultural barriers in approaching end-of-life and advance care planning.