Matthew Pearson, M.D.
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | Baltimore, MD
Internship (General Surgery): Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN
Residency (Neurological Surgery): Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN
Fellowship (Pediatric Neurosurgery): University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Dallas, TX
Matthew Pearson, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon and serves as an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
During his tenure at Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor of pediatric neurological surgery, Pearson developed two programs at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital: the pediatric neuro-oncology program – treating approximately 45 operative brand and spinal cord tumors per year – and the multi-disciplinary pediatric surgical epilepsy program – offering subdural grid electrode mapping, hemispherectomy and vagus nerve stimulation.
Pearson also developed the comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. This program treats all aspects of neurosurgical issues for pediatric patients in the Florida panhandle.
He earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After an internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, he completed his residency in neurological surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
He is double board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.