Dr. Pearson began his career in engineering in the early 1970s, which lead to operating nuclear submarines propulsion systems for 6 years in the US Navy. He later gained undergraduate training in Biochemistry in 1987 followed by Medical School at the University of Arkansas. After completing residency training in Emergency Medicine in 1994 from Wake forest/NCBH he gained his board certification (ABEM) then began working full time in the emergency departments at several hospitals in Virginia. During this period he traveled and worked part time at a Mission Hospital in rural southern Nigeria, Africa teaching their doctors and staff newer emergency medical techniques. In 2000 he and his family moved to Cap-Haitian, Haiti where for the next 6 years he worked full time in medical outreach programs for the poor and underserved.
After returning to the USA in 2006, he continued to work part time in Haiti while teaching full time at York College Nebraska as an Associate Professor of Biology; these included subjects such as Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Anatomy and Physiology. In 2012 he returned to full-time emergency medicine practice in North Carolina before accepting a Fellowship position at LSU New Orleans in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (UHMS). While there, he began research in optimal identification and treatment for various vasculopathy induced wounds, Department of Defense trials in tourniquet induce extremity ischemia resulting in reperfusion injuries as well assisting in Department of Defense investigations into hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the reversal of Traumatic Brain Injury patients.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, Dr. Pearson returned to North Carolina and continued working in emergency medicine while obtaining a position at High Point Clinical Trials Center. He hopes that with his greater involvement in clinical research will help improve diabetic management, thus leading to more research advances in the reduction of diabetic wounds as well as a greater understanding of the cause and control of this and other diseases.