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Dr. Patrick G. Jackson biography: 13 things about Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband


Patrick Graves Jackson is a gastrointestinal surgeon. Among the procedures he performs are abdominal surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, appendectomy, breast biopsy and cecostomy.

Jackson’s clinical areas of focus include abdominal wall reconstruction, cholecystectomy, gastroesophageal reflux surgery, hernia repair, incisional hernia, inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, minimally invasive surgery and paraesophageal hernia. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He and Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson met at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States while they were both students there. He was her first serious boyfriend.
  2. He speaks English and Spanish.
  3. He works as the chief of gastrointestinal surgery at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, a surgeon at Pasquerilla Healthcare Center and an associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University, which are all in Washington, D.C., USA.
  4. He and his twin brother William Jackson are the sixth generation in their family to graduate from Harvard College in Cambridge. William is married to Dana Suzanne Little Jackson.
  5. In 1990, he and Ketanji started dating.
  6. In 1995, he earned his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, New York, USA.
  7. In 1996, he and Ketanji got married.
  8. In 2000, Ketanji gave birth to their daughter Talia Jackson.
  9. In 2002, he completed his residency program and his fellowship program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
  10. In 2004, Ketanji gave birth to their daughter Leila Jackson.
  11. In March 2017, Ketanji referred to him as a “quintessential Boston Brahmin” during a speech at the University of Georgia law school in Athens, Georgia, USA. She said his family can be traced back to England before the Mayflower.
  12. In June 2021, he took to Twitter to pay tribute to Ketanji. He mentioned Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Delores Loving, who got married in June 1958 in Washington, D.C. and were criminally charged with interracial marriage under a statute in Virginia, USA banning such marriages. He wrote, “Happy Loving Day! I am especially thankful to be walking through life with a brilliant and compassionate partner who still takes my breath away, made possible by sacrifices like Richard and Mildred Loving.”
  13. On February 25, 2022, Ketanji was nominated to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. On March 21, 2022, he and William watched at her confirmation hearing opening. On June 30, 2022, she was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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