Gary L. Patton, PhD, LPC, NCC 

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student ServicesGary L. Patton, PhD
(434) 592-6954


  • PhD, Ohio University
  • MS, Louisiana Tech University
  • BA, Anderson University

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society


Dr. Gary Patton serves as the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Services, at LUCOM, a position he obtained in May of 2016. Dr. Patton through his position promotes the mission and vision of LUCOM, as well as, the overall advancement of Osteopathic Medicine. He has brought a wide range of experience to LUCOM having served in various roles from assistant dean; professor, counselor, regional academic director, hospital manager, and church leadership. He has also served within various roles in local and federal law enforcement.

Research Interests

  • Burnout and Wellness
  • Integrated Medicine and Mental Health
  • Law Enforcement and Coping with Stress