A. Scott Pearson grew up in the Forked Deer community of West Tennessee.  Rather than attend kindergarten, he stayed at home and listened to his grandmother read Treasure Island while he typed the opening chapters of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic on a ribbon typewriter. 

After graduating from medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Pearson completed eight years of surgical training in Texas.  He was recently named as an Accomplished Alumni of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

For the past decade, he has been on the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University where he combines research with the clinical practice of surgery.  Following a rich literary tradition at Vanderbilt, his interests include the value of patient narratives in medicine. 

His debut novel, Rupture, was released February 1, 2009.  Public Anatomy is his second novel.