Pearson—author, surgeon, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus—will be the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association’s Knox County Chapter. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the Hodges Library Auditorium on UT’s campus.
Pearson will discuss his second novel, Public Anatomy, a medical thriller set in Memphis. A book signing will take place after the event, and Pearson’s book will be on sale. The meeting is free and open to the public. Guests are responsible for their parking.
The fictional book tells the story of a doctor who finds himself surrounded by the murders of medical personnel. The doctor discovers clues from the victims that match anatomical art found at the crime scenes. This connection leads him to the manuscript of a sixteenth century anatomist whose ancient methods are being reenacted in the present.
A West Tennessee native, Pearson received his undergraduate degree from UT Knoxville before receiving his medical degree at UT Health Science Center. For more than a decade, he has been a member of the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University, specializing in cancer research and the clinical practice of surgery and teaching the importance of the patient’s narrative in medicine.
The visit is part of the Accomplished Alumni program, which brings noteworthy alumni back to campus to honor their accomplishments and gives them an opportunity to share their stories, talents, and career experiences with students and other alumni.
C O N T A C T :
Whitney Holmes (865-974-5460, firstname.lastname@example.org)