Patience Stevens is a 1986 graduate of East Carolina University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, serving as Chief Resident in 1990. She completed the Preventive Medicine Program and obtained an MPH at UNC Chapel Hill in 1993. She has served as a pediatrician in private and public health, is an American Board of Pediatrics Fellow and an American Academy of Pediatrics member. Dr. Stevens has been a Board member of Copernicus Group IRB since 1997 and a Vice Chair since 2002. She has maintained the Certified IRB Professional status since 2002.