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Biography Margaret Pearle 

Dr. Pearle attended the University of Chicago where she received her B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Biochemistry.

She continued on at the University of Chicago for medical school in the Medical Scientist Training Program, receiving her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

She completed her Urology residency at Northwestern University, then went on to fellowship training in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, under the direction of Dr. Ralph Clayman.

Dr. Pearle is currently Professor of Urology with joint appointments in the Departments of Urology and Mineral Metabolism and holder of the Ralph C. Smith Distinguished Chair in Urologic Education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Her research interests include evaluation of dietary and medical therapies for kidney stone prevention, assessment of outcomes for minimally invasive surgical treatments, development and assessment of resident teaching tools and cost analysis of treatment strategies.

In her clinical practice, she primarily sees patients needing medical and/or surgical treatment for kidney stones and patients with some cancers or obstruction of the upper urinary tract.  She has published and spoken extensively in her areas of interest.

Dr. Pearle is a member of the AUA Nephrolithiasis Clinical Guidelines Panel for Staghorn Calculi and Ureteral Calculi and serves as a consultant for the AUA/ABU Board Exam Committee.

In addition, she serves on the Editorial Boards of several peer-reviewed journals and reviews extensively for many Urological journals. In 2003, she received the Gold Cystoscope award from the American Urological Association for significant contributions to the field of urology.

She became a member of the esteemed American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) in 2007 and was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Urology in 2008.

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