Information About Dr. Pearson



Dr. Blake E. Pearson
Neurosurgeon

 
 Dr. Blake Pearson is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the Homewood and Jefferson County School systems before completing high school at Choate Rosemary Hall, in Connecticut. He attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia graduating in 2000 Suma Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology for his research on ion channels related to cystic fibrosis. From Atlanta, Dr. Pearson moved to Washington, D.C. to attend medical school at Georgetown University from 2000 to 2004. After medical school Dr. Pearson completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. After his internship, He continued on with his neurosurgery residency at UAB. On the American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination administered in 2009 Dr. Pearson had one of the highest scores in the country, and he was Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery at UAB from 2009-2010. At the completion of his training, Dr. Pearson joined the medical staff at Brookwood Hospital. He maintains many professional memberships, and has published and/or presented on a broad range of neurosurgical topics including the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of benign brain tumors, spinal fusion techniques, complication avoidance, and peripheral nerve surgery.
 

Education

 

1993-1997     Choate Rosemary Hall                            Wallingford, CT

1997-1998     Oglethorpe University                            Atlanta, GA

1998-2000     Emory University                                    Atlanta, GA
B.S in Biology – Magna Cum Laude

2000-2004     Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine    Washington D.C.

Training

 


General Surgery Intern 2004-2005 University of Alabama Birmingham

Neurosurgery Resident 2005-2010 University of Alabama Birmingham

Chief Resident in Neurosurgery 2009-2010 University of Alabama Birmingham
 

Accreditations and Licenses

 

Alabama Medical License since 2005

Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional memberships

 

Congress on Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications

 

Inhibition of Ca-Activated Cl Currents By Activation of CFTR. Alyson Ellingson, Zhiqiang Qu, Matthew Palmer, Blake Pearson, Criss Hartzell Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2001 : 470a

An unusual complication of a ventriculopleural shunt. Blake Pearson, Cuong J. Bui, R. Shane Tubbs, and John Wellons. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2007 May; 106(5 Suppl):410

Use of the clavical in anterior cervical discectomy/corpectomy fusion procedures: Cadeveric feasibility study. R. Shane Tubbs, Robert Louis, Chris Wartmann, Jason Cormier, Blake Pearson, Marios Loukas, Mohammadali Shoja, W. Jerry Oakes. Child’s Nervous System, July 18, 2007.

Hitting a moving target: evolution of a treatment paradigm for atypical meningiomas amid changing diagnostic criteria: A case series.
Blake E. Pearson, James M. Markert, Winfield S. Fisher, Barton L. Guthrie, John B. Fiveash, Cheryl A. Palmer, Kristen Riley, Neurosurgical Focus, May 2008; 24:5.

Phrenic nerve neurotization utilizing the spinal accessory nerve: technical note with potential application in patients with high cervical quadriplegia. Tubbs RS, Pearson B, Loukas M, Shokouhi G, Shoja MM, Oakes WJ. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Nov;24(11):1341-4. Epub 2008 Jun 7.

Presentations

 

Hitting a moving target: evolution of a treatment paradigm for atypical meningiomas amid changing diagnostic criteria. Blake E. Pearson, James M. Markert, Winfield S. Fisher, Barton L. Guthrie, John B. Fiveash, Cheryl A. Palmer, Kristen Riley. Oral Presentation at the 2008 Southern Neurosurgical Society Meeting.

Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury: Relevance for Neurosurgeons. Blake E. Pearson, James M. Markert. Oral Presentation at the 2008 Galbraith Scientific Session.

Multiple Ask the Doctor segments on Fox 6 WBRC Birmingham.
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