The Medical Mission
Patricia J. Metting, Ph.D.

Patricia J. Metting Ph.D.

Dr. Metting is being honored for her work in support of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame and medical missionary work at the University of Toledo. In her role, Dr. Metting works directly with students who participate in medical mission trips as part of their education. She has also been an active participant in numerous Medical Mission Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and is an enthusiastic supporter of the MMHOF throughout the community.

Dr. Metting has been an employee of the University of Toledo and its predecessor, the former Medical College of Ohio since 1978. Now a professor of physiology and pharmacology, she earned her PhD in physiology from the former MCO in 1980. It was her third degree from what is now UT. In 1975, on the Bancroft Street campus, she completed work on a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in individualized studies with a focus on respiratory therapy. That same year, she completed an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy. Dr. Metting was named as the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipient in 2011.

In 2010, Dr. Metting was presented the prestigious Association of American Medical Colleges – Group on Student Affairs’ Award for Exemplary Service. This lifetime achievement honor was given in recognition of her commitment to medical students and for her efforts in trying to promote their careers, helping them to achieve their lifetime goals at a critical time in their lives.

Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2005, Dr. Metting is a fellow of both the American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the American Physiological Society’s Cardiovascular Section. She is renowned for a lifetime of work in cardiovascular physiology and hypertension and its basic sciences.

A native Toledoan who graduated from St. Ursula Academy, Dr. Metting is the co-editor of Physiology: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, now in its 13th edition, published by the McGraw-Hill Companies. A student-focused administrator, among her many honors she has received the Golden Apple Award and Dean’s Award for teaching excellence on the Health Science Campus.

Dr. Metting and her husband, Mike, have two adult children, Megan and Patrick.