Adrian Scott Pearson, M.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Surgery
M.D., University of Tennessee Center for Health Science, Memphis, TennesseeB.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Office Address
Medical Center North CCC 4322H
Nashville, TN 37232
Poteet S, Tarpley M, Tarpley JL, Pearson AS. Veterans Affairs general surgery service: the last bastion of integrated specialty care. Am. J. Surg [print-electronic]. 2011 Nov; 202(5): 507-10. PMID: 21944290, PII: S0002-9610(11)00411-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.06.015, ISSN: 1879-1883.

Stoops SL, Pearson AS, Weaver C, Waterson AG, Days E, Farmer C, Brady S, Weaver CD, Beauchamp RD, Lindsley CW. Identification and optimization of small molecules that restore E-cadherin expression and reduce invasion in colorectal carcinoma cells. ACS Chem. Biol [print-electronic]. 2011 May 5/20/2011; 6(5): 452-65. PMID: 21241068, PMCID: PMC3401128, DOI: 10.1021/cb100305h, ISSN: 1554-8937.

Pearson AS, McTigue MP, Tarpley JL. Narrative medicine in surgical education. J Surg Educ. 2008 Mar; 65(2): 99-100. PMID: 18439528, PII: S1931-7204(07)00261-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2007.11.008, ISSN: 1931-7204.

Hatmaker AR, Donahue RM, Tarpley JL, Pearson AS. Cost-effective use of breast biopsy techniques in a Veterans health care system. Am. J. Surg. 2006 Nov; 192(5): e37-41. PMID: 17071179, PII: S0002-9610(06)00560-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2006.08.028, ISSN: 1879-1883.

Schrager JJ, Tarpley JL, Smalley WE, Austin MT, Pearson AS. Endoscopic ultrasound: impact on survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Am. J. Surg. 2005 Nov; 190(5): 682-6. PMID: 16226939, PII: S0002-9610(05)00629-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2005.07.002, ISSN: 0002-9610.

Grau AM, Ata A, Foster L, Ahmed NU, Gorman DR, Shyr Y, Stain SC, Pearson AS. Effect of race on long-term survival of breast cancer patients: transinstitutional analysis from an inner city hospital and university medical center. Am Surg. 2005 Feb; 71(2): 164-70. PMID: 16022018, ISSN: 0003-1348.

Schmidt CR, Gi YJ, Coffey RJ, Beauchamp RD, Pearson AS. Oncogenic Ras dominates overexpression of E-cadherin in malignant transformation of intestinal epithelial cells. Surgery. 2004 Aug; 136(2): 303-9. PMID: 15300195, PII: S0039606004002442, DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2004.05.004, ISSN: 0039-6060.

Schmidt CR, Washington MK, Gi YJ, Coffey RJ, Beauchamp RD, Pearson AS. Dysregulation of E-cadherin by oncogenic Ras in intestinal epithelial cells is blocked by inhibiting MAP kinase. Am. J. Surg. 2003 Nov; 186(5): 426-30. PMID: 14599601, PII: S0002961003003271, ISSN: 0002-9610.

Barnett CC, Varma DG, El-Naggar AK, Dackiw AP, Porter GA, Pearson AS, Kudelka AP, Gagel RF, Evans DB, Lee JE. Limitations of size as a criterion in the evaluation of adrenal tumors. Surgery. 2000 Dec; 128(6): 973-82;discussion 982. PMID: 11114632, PII: S0039-6060(00)50478-4, DOI: 10.1067/msy.2000.110237, ISSN: 0039-6060.

Pearson AS, Chiao P, Zhang L, Zhang W, Larry L, Katz RL, Evans DB, Abbruzzese JL. The detection of telomerase activity in patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas by fine needle aspiration. Int. J. Oncol. 2000 Aug; 17(2): 381-5. PMID: 10891550, ISSN: 1019-6439.

Windham TC, Pearson AS, Skibber JM, Mansfield PF, Lee JE, Pisters PW, Evans DB. Significance and management of local recurrences and limited metastatic disease in the abdomen. Surg. Clin. North Am. 2000 Apr; 80(2): 761-74, xii. PMID: 10836016, PII: S0039-6109(05)70211-5, ISSN: 0039-6109.

Pearson AS, Spitz FR, Swisher SG, Kataoka M, Sarkiss MG, Meyn RE, McDonnell TJ, Cristiano RJ, Roth JA. Up-regulation of the proapoptotic mediators Bax and Bak after adenovirus-mediated p53 gene transfer in lung cancer cells. Clin. Cancer Res. 2000 Mar; 6(3): 887-90. PMID: 10741712, ISSN: 1078-0432.

Pearson AS, Izzo F, Fleming RY, Ellis LM, Delrio P, Roh MS, Granchi J, Curley SA. Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation for hepatic malignancies. Am. J. Surg. 1999 Dec; 178(6): 592-9. PMID: 10670879, PII: S0002-9610(99)00234-2, ISSN: 0002-9610.

Pearson AS, Koch PE, Atkinson N, Xiong M, Finberg RW, Roth JA, Fang B. Factors limiting adenovirus-mediated gene transfer into human lung and pancreatic cancer cell lines. Clin. Cancer Res. 1999 Dec; 5(12): 4208-13. PMID: 10632362, ISSN: 1078-0432.

Bold RJ, Hess KR, Pearson AS, Grau AM, Sinicrope FA, Jennings M, McConkey DJ, Bucana CD, Cleary KR, Hallin PA, Chiao PJ, Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB. Prognostic factors in resectable pancreatic cancer: p53 and bcl-2. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 1999 May; 3(3): 263-77. PMID: 10481119, PII: S1091255X99800687, ISSN: 1091-255X.

Pearson AS, Bouvet M, Evans DB, Roth JA. Gene therapy and pancreatic cancer. Front. Biosci. 1998 Nov 11/1/1998; 3: E230-7. PMID: 9792901, ISSN: 1093-9946.

Pearson AS, Gollahon LS, O'Neal NC, Saboorian H, Shay JW, Fahey TJ. Detection of telomerase activity in breast masses by fine-needle aspiration. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 1998 Mar; 5(2): 186-93. PMID: 9527273, ISSN: 1068-9265.

Valentine RJ, Pearson AS, McIntire DD, Hagino RT, Turnage RH, Clagett GP. Abdominal aortic aneurysms and malignant neoplasia: double jeopardy. Surgery. 1998 Feb; 123(2): 228-33. PMID: 9481410, PII: S0039-6060(98)70262-4, ISSN: 0039-6060.