Department of Medicine
Alexander Pearson performs basic and translational science research related to understanding how head and neck cancers develop treatment resistance, and proposing new ways to overcome this resistance. His research integrates mathematical modeling and statistical genomics with laboratory data, in order to propose more effective treatment combinations. His clinical interests include treatment of head and neck cancers, and caring for patients with squamous cell carcinoma and salivary gland cancers.
Pearson earned a PhD in statistics as well as an MD from the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Michigan, where he also served as chief fellow.