Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD

Professor, Neurology Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

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


Ratings & Reviews


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  • 5.0
    September 24, 2018
    I have never had a physician as knowledgeable and caring as Dr. Heiman-Patterson nor have I had a physician who gave me so much of her time. She is amazing.
  • 5.0
    September 19, 2018
  • 5.0
    September 09, 2018
    I can't imagine a better care team - in every way. Far exceeded our expectations
  • 5.0
    August 24, 2018
    terry is the best
  • 5.0
    August 09, 2018
    Dr. Heiman-Patterson is a very kind special person besides being a very smart doctor. Temple Hospital should be grateful to have such a great doctor!
  • 4.0
    July 29, 2018
    Kept me too long on the appt., but I appreciate their thoroughness.
  • 5.0
    June 22, 2018
    All had great concern.
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2018
    I would rate Dr Patterson and her team higher on this chart if allowed
  • 5.0
    May 16, 2018
    I have been a patient of Dr. Heiman-Patterson for 19 years. I believe she saved my life and has taken wonderful care of me since my initial illness.
  • 5.0
    May 09, 2018
    Dr. THP has provided me with care for a number of years. She is knowledgeable & caring. She spends much time with me and unlike some providers, gives eye contact instead of being buried in a computer.
  • 5.0
    May 09, 2018
    Dr. Heiman Patterson is fantastic! It has been easier to see her and make appointments since she moved to Temple.
  • 5.0
    April 18, 2018
    Dr. Heiman Patterson is one of the most intelligent doctors, that I ever met. She also has a great bedside manner.
  • 5.0
    April 18, 2018
    She is caring and answers any issues or concerns.
  • 5.0
    April 10, 2018
    Dr. Patterson was very attentive and spent a substantial amount of time with me.
  • 5.0
    March 25, 2018
    I've been patient of Dr. Patterson's since 2005. In fact, I followed her to Temple from [...]. I consider her to be a brilliant doctor with compassion.
  • 5.0
    February 20, 2018
    Great she has changed the quality of my life. The only negative is the wait because everything has to be entered into the computer, very time consuming.
  • 5.0
    January 21, 2018
    doctor is compassionate, knowledgeable and understanding. excellent care.