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John F. Pearson

John F. Pearson, MD

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Anesthesiology
801-581-2121
  • Dr. John Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, where he has been faculty since 2019. At the U, his work focuses on provision of clinical anesthesia services for patients at both the University Hospital and Huntsman, as well as research into the impact of geographic health factors on postoperative outcomes. He was recently awarded a Vice President's Research Seed Fund grant in collaboration with the Department of Geography, work that is focused on the use of the Multi-Center Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) as well as work locally on public transit accessibility to healthcare. His work in geographic health has been published in journals such as Diabetes Care and PLoS, in addition to being featured in the New York Times and USA Today. He also seeks to integrate sustainability into healthcare operations through serving on the OR Green Team. Outside the University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for JMIR Perioperative Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors of the Utah Transit Riders Union, and was the co-Chair of the 2022 Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, he completed a Fellowship in Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and his residency in Anesthesiology at Northwell University.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Dr. John Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, where he has been faculty since 2019. At the U, his work focuses on provision of clinical anesthesia services for patients at both the University Hospital and Huntsman, as well as research into the impact of geographic health factors on postoperative outcomes. He was recently awarded a Vice President's Research Seed Fund grant in collaboration with the Department of Geography, work that is focused on the use of the Multi-Center Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) as well as work locally on public transit accessibility to healthcare. His work in geographic health has been published in journals such as Diabetes Care and PLoS, in addition to being featured in the New York Times and USA Today. He also seeks to integrate sustainability into healthcare operations through serving on the OR Green Team. Outside the University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for JMIR Perioperative Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors of the Utah Transit Riders Union, and was the co-Chair of the 2022 Society for Technology in Anesthesia Annual Meeting. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, he completed a Fellowship in Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and his residency in Anesthesiology at Northwell University.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Anesthesiology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Anesthesiology

    Education history

    Fellowship Anesthesiology - Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow
    Clinical Informatics - Harvard Medical School Fellow
    Residency Anesthesiology - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Resident
    General Surgery - University of Massachusetts Medical School Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - St. George’s University School of Medicine M.D.
    Majors: Biology and Earth and Geographic Science - University of Massachusetts Boston B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Henson P, Pearson JF, Keshavan M, Torous J (2020). Impact of dynamic greenspace exposure on symptomatology in individuals with schizophrenia. PLoS One, 15(9), e0238498. (Read full article)
    2. Bearnot B, Pearson JF, Rodriguez JA (2018). Using Publicly Available Data to Understand the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Geospatial Distribution of Discarded Needles in Boston, Massachusetts. Am J Public Health, 108(10), 1355-1357. (Read full article)
    3. Pearson JF, Brownstein CA, Brownstein JS (2010). Potential for electronic health records and online social networking to redefine medical research. Clin Chem, 57(2), 196-204. (Read full article)
    4. Pearson JF, Bachireddy C, Shyamprasad S, Goldfine AB, Brownstein JS (2010). Association between fine particulate matter and diabetes prevalence in the U.S. Diabetes Care, 33(10), 2196-201. (Read full article)
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