Patti J. Thureen, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1982. Dr. Thureen then spent nearly two years as the Director of the Neonatal Nursery at the University of the West Indies, in Kingston, Jamaica. She pursued a Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1988 to 1991. Dr. Thureen joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado in 1991 and was appointed Professor of Pediatrics in 2005.