Gustavo Patino, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology

Gustavo PatinoDr. Patino is associate professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies. He joined OUWB School of Medicine in 2014 as an assistant professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.Dr. Patino received his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining OUWB School of Medicine, Dr. Patino was Attending Physician at Fundacion Los Pisingos Adoption Center, in Bogota, Colombia; Neurology Resident at Universidad El Bosque and Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota Hospital; and a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Genetica Humana of Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. Most recently he was an assistant professor at the Medical School of Universidad de los Andes and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan.He received recognition as Best Intern at the Fundacion Santa Fe Hospital, Bogota, Colombia; the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan; and the Young Physician Leader Program award from the Inter-Academy Medical Panel.Dr. Patino’s primary research focuses on the basic mechanisms of seizures in genetic and acquired epilepsies and biomedical education.

Contact Information:
Office: 422 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3903


Ph.D., Neuroscience; M.S., Neuroscience
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., M.D.; Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

Certified Team-Based Learning Consultant, Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Medical license, Colombia Ministry of Health
Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Michigan

Research Interests:
Neurophysiology, anatomy and basic mechanisms of neurological disease, development of technology-based study materials, biomedical graduate training, ion channels and channelopathies, protein folding, neuronal modeling

Publication: Voltage-Gated Ion Channels
Pubmed Publications