Memorial Day Ceremony 2014, Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker


Dixie Patterson PA-C

"We: Being a part of something bigger"


"Dixie has been a cardiac surgery PA for the past 17 years, after graduating from Duke University, where she exuberantly followed Duke hoops.  She's currently at North Shore Medical Center in Salem MA, but has worked in North Carolina, Arizona and Massachusetts.  She was a volunteer in the Finish Line Medical Tent at the 2013 Boston Marathon where she helped aid bombing victims at the first blast site on Boylston St.  Things came full circle as she ran the Boston Marathon this year and completed the marathon vowing to "cross the Finish Line from the right direction!".    She is an Ironman Finisher, lover of all things nature (except spiders), and hopes to one day find a way to become the official Cardiac Surgery PA Ambassador to Tahiti."