Thomas A Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD
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 served 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. Dr. Pearson will also be serving as the Executive Vice President for Research and Education at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center.