Keith Patten, FNP-C
Keith Patten is a board-certified nurse practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, he began his nearly decade long nursing career caring for neurosurgical and neurology patients on the inpatient unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He then gained experience in the intensive care units, emergency department and as a hospital-wide resource nurse. During this time, he was active in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Evidence Based Practice Fellowship and implemented the R-FLACC pain scale for children with cognitive impairment.
Keith obtained his undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 2009 and was a member of the track and field team. He graduated with honors with his Master’s degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2018 and was awarded the Nancy Sue Claypool Award for his involvement in projects involving chronic disease. Prior to joining Pediatric Neurosurgery, Keith spent several years with the Washington University Pediatric Orthopaedics department focusing on disorders of the spine and general orthopaedics.
In his free time, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, watching baseball and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.