Head of the internal medicine section at Scripps Torrey Pines since 2008, Bradley A. Patay, M.D., is Assistant Professor at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, imagewhere he is the principal investigator of a novel clinical trial to evaluate whether intensive monitoring and genomic analysis improve blood pressure control. Dr. Patay, who also assists with the Wellderly study, is a Diplomate in Internal Medicine in the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate in Pediatrics in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dedicated to improving health by integrating genomic knowledge into primary care settings, Dr. Patay is a member of the board and vice-chair of the College of Genomic Medicine, established in 2010 to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals about genomic medicine.

His diverse clinical experience prior to joining Scripps Clinic in 2005 included four years as an internist and pediatrician at both Neighborhood Healthcare, a private, nonprofit community healthcare practice, and Palomar Hospital. At these two institutions in Escondido, CA, he cared for a wide range of patients, from neonates to the elderly, in both intensive care and the general wards. Through his service on several committees, including patient safety, he helped improve the institutions’ systems.

At the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Patay graduated with honors in economics and molecular cell biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving his M.D. degree at UC San Diego in 1997, he completed a medical residency at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, and earned the board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics.