New Faculty

Dr. Patrick Lyons joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Patrick Lyons joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Instructor in January, 2020.

Dr. Lyons is an intensivist and physician-scientist with research interests in clinical research informatics, biostatistics, healthcare delivery, and learning health systems. His current research involves (1) creation, evaluation, and implementation of risk prediction models for hospitalized patients with cancer and (2) leveraging health information technology to improve care transitions for high-risk inpatients.

He obtained his MD with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. Subsequently, he completed Internship, Residency, and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago followed by Clinical and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. During these fellowships, he earned a Masters’ of Science through Washington University’s Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI). During the 2020 calendar year, Dr. Lyons will be one of the first Healthcare Innovation Fellows within the Healthcare Innovation Lab at BJC Healthcare.

Dr. Lyons attends in the Medical and Oncology Intensive Care Units at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is passionate about teaching at the bedside, particularly on topics such as physiology, communication, and applying literature appraisal skills to real-world patients.

Dr. Lyons is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Additionally, he is an Editorial Fellow for Annals of the American Thoracic Society, and he directs the Communication Research Pod within the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Section on Medical Education. He is a member of ATS, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).