Biography for Dr. Margaret Pearle

Margaret Pearle, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor with joint appointments in UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Urology and the Mineral Metabolism Center, and is holder of the Ralph C. Smith Distinguished Chair in Urologic Education.

She sees patients who need medical or surgical treatment for kidney stones.

Dr. Pearle received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed her residency at Northwestern University Medical Center. She attended Washington University School of Medicine for her fellowship.

Her research interests include evaluation of dietary and medical therapies for kidney stone prevention, assessment of outcomes for minimally invasive surgical treatments, and development and assessment of resident teaching tools. She has published and spoken extensively on these topics.

Texas Monthly has named Dr. Pearle a Super Doctor. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Trustee of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the American Urological Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Endourological Society.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Research in Calculus Kinetics (R.O.C.K.) Society

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Cytoscope Award
    American Urological Association (2003)
  • First Place, Samuel Ambrose Socioeconomic Essay Contest at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
    Cost effective treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A decision tree analysis" (2002)
  • Ralph Smith Distinguished Chair in Urological Education
  • Royal College of Surgeons Travelling Fellowship
    The Royal College of Surgeons (1998)