Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Executive Vice President for Research & Education
UF Health
PO Box 100014
Gainesville, FL 32610-0014

Office: (585) 275-0698
Fax: (585) 276-1122
Administrative: (585) 275-0663

Research Bio

Thomas A. Pearson is Albert D. Kaiser Professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Pearson is also Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center and directs the Rochester Prevention Research Center. He is Principal Investigator of the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Award and directs the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Pearson's major research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with a special interest in the international trends of coronary heart disease and stroke. He has actively participated in basic science studies, clinical investigations, and community-based projects.



Dr. Pearson received his Doctor of Medicine, Master in Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy in cardiovascular epidemiology, all from The Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed residencies in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Clinical Lipidology.

Dr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Pearson has served as a member and chair of important committees of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Institute of Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. For the National Forum for Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke, he serves as Chair-elect of its Coordinating Board. He currently chairs the Guideline Implementation Working Group as part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Guideline Development Program. He also is a member of the Advisory Group for the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. He has lectured and published extensively in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, at the patient, healthcare system, community, and public policy levels.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rochester School for the Deaf Lyon Founder's Award 2011
Lifetime Mentoring Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2010 - Present
Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars 2009
The Naomi M. Kanof Award for Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Investigation, Society for Investigative Dermatology 2007
Fellow, Rochester Academy of Medicine 2006
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine Outstanding Educational Program for 2005 2005
American Association of Medical Colleges Award for Community Service to University of Rochester School of Medicine 2004
2nd Annual Albert Oberman Lecture on Preventive Medicine 2004
Hederdoktor (Honorary Doctor of Medicine), University of UmeƄ, Sweden 2002
Fellow, American Heart Association 2001
Lewis Connor Memorial Lectureship, American Heart Association 1999
Joseph Stokes Award in Preventive Cardiology from the American Society of 1997
Pfizer Visiting Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, Morehouse College of 1996
AHA Certificate of Appreciation 1992
Fellow, American College of Cardiology 1992
Fellow, American College of Epidemiology 1992
NIH Certificate of Appreciation 1991
American Men and Women of Science, 17th edition 1989
Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians 1988
Gold Certificate Honorable Mention, American Heart Association, Maryland 1988
Governor's Citation, State of Maryland, for Community Service 1988
Elected Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on High Blood Pressure 1988
Elected Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine 1987
Presidential Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, Maryland Affiliate of 1987
Sydney Cohen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Understanding of 1987
Selected as one of "86 People to Watch in 1986" by Baltimore Magazine, 1/86 1986
Maryland Heart Association Annual Appreciation Award 1986
Elected Fellow, American Heart Association, Epidemiology Council 1986
Maryland Heart Association Annual Appreciation Award 1984
Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University School of 1983
Selected as one of "80 People to Watch in 1980" by Baltimore Magazine, 1/80 1980
Selected for Workshop on Epidemiologic Methods, sponsored by the Society for 1978
Student Research Prize Paper, 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for 1978
Passed with Distinction, Ph.D. Comprehensive Oral Examination, Johns Hopkins 1977
Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1976
Finalist, Medical Student Research Competitions, Johns Hopkins University School 1975
B.A. with Honors, Johns Hopkins University 1973
Phi Kappa Phi, University of Wisconsin 1971
Phi Beta Kappa and Speaker at Annual Banquet, University of Wisconsin 1971
R.I. Ingersoll Memorial Award for Excellence in Physics 1970
Phi Eta Sigma, University of Wisconsin 1968

Recent Journal Articles

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2013 Feb
McKee MM, Smith S, Barnett S, Pearson TA. "Commentary: What are the benefits of training deaf and hard-of-hearing doctors?" Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013 Feb; 88(2):158-61.
2012
Skerritt MR; Block RC; Pearson TA; Young, KC. "Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting utilization trends over time." Neurology. 2012; 12(17).
2011 Nov 14
Moreno M, Pearson TA. "The quality of lifestyle and the quality of life." Archives of internal medicine. 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1819-20. Epub 2011 Sep 12.
2011 Aug 23
Ton TG, Fogg TT, Fong CT, John C, Li SX, Marshall JA, Peters K, Neal W, Pearson TA. "Knowledge, perception, and behaviors of relatives of people with premature heart disease: a systematic literature review." Circulation. 2011 Aug 23; 124(8):958-64.
2011 Aug
Enkhmaa B; Anuurad E; Ozturk Z; Zhang W; Pearson TA; Berglund L. "Differential assocations of serum amyloid A and pentraxin-3 with allele-specific lipoprotein(a) levels in African Americans and Caucasians". Transl Res. 2011; 158(2): 92-8.

Specialties

Public Health and General Preventive Medicine - American Board of Preventitive Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

PhD | Epidemiology | Johns Hopkins University1983
MD | Medicine | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine1976
MPH | Public Health | Johns Hopkins University1976
BA | Arts & Sciences | Johns Hopkins University1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Fellow in Internal Medicine and Cardiology (Chiefs of Service  Dr. Craig Smith and Dr. Myron Weisfeldt) 1983
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Assistant Resident in Medicine (Chief of Service  Dr. Victor McKusick) 1981
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Chief Resident in Preventive Medicine 1980
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Intern in Medicine (Chief of Service  Dr. Victor McKusick) 1980
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Resident in Preventive Medicine (Chief of Service  Dr. Edyth Schoenrich) 1978
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Fellow in Pathology (Laboratory of Dr. R.H. Heptinstall) 1979