Gary L. Patton, PhD, LPC, NCC 

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


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


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. Dr. Patton has had numerous articles published in addition to having taught a variety of college courses and brings over 20 years of higher education experience to LUCOM.