Patrick E Sarte, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Associate Program Director

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The USC Internal Medicine Residency Program fosters an environment for our trainees to develop individualized autonomy under the guidance of excellent teaching faculty. For these reasons in addition to the breadth of pathology and learning opportunities available at this facility, I chose to train here myself. I stayed as faculty so that I can contribute to improving further the operational and educational aspects of the hospital and training program. I remain here because I enjoy teaching both the residents and medical students, and I continue to learn from them and our patients on an almost daily basis. At USC, I have personally been able to make a difference in the lives of my patients as well as my trainees whom I have witnessed develop into confident and independently capable physicians.

Dr. Sarte is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. His clinical focus is Preventive Medicine in addition to General Medicine and Pediatrics. He works extensively at the Keck School of Medicine and the LAC+USC Medical Center to educate medical students and resident physicians as they progress in their training. He believes that the patient-physician relationship is a team effort in which both parties strive to work together to maintain excellent health.


  • Division of GHPGIM, Department of Medicine, USC: Medicine Clerkship Teaching Award, 2015
  • Department of Medicine, USC: Faculty Incentive Award, 2014
  • LAC+USC Medical Center: Passionate Performance Award, 2012
  • Department of Medicine, USC: Faculty Teaching Award, 2012
  • American College of Physicians : Fellow, 2010
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC: Attending of the Year, 2007-2008
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow, 2006
  • Miller Scholarship, 1990
  • Los Angeles Society of Coatings Technology: Scholarship, 1989-1993
  • S.H. Ehrman Scholarship, 1989


  • A rare systemic etiology of heart failure and liver dysfunction Clin Case Rep. 2019 Jul; 7(7):1355-1357. . View in PubMed
  • Bacterial endocarditis presenting in an adult patient with undiagnosed double-chambered right ventricle Clin Case Rep. 2019 May; 7(5):893-897. . View in PubMed
  • Description of two classes of proteinases from enamel extracellular matrix cleaving a recombinant amelogenin Connect Tissue Res. 1996; 35(1-4):231-8. . View in PubMed
  • Mass-spectrographic analysis of a porcine amelogenin identifies a single phosphorylated locus Calcif Tissue Int. 1994 Nov; 55(5):398-400. . View in PubMed
  • Detection of monodisperse aggregates of a recombinant amelogenin by dynamic light scattering Biopolymers. 1994 Oct; 34(10):1339-47. . View in PubMed
  • Specific cleavage of a recombinant murine amelogenin at the carboxy-terminal region by a proteinase fraction isolated from developing bovine tooth enamel Arch Oral Biol. 1994 Aug; 39(8):647-56. . View in PubMed