Before joining DICOM Director, Dr. Pearlstone worked as the Executive Director of HealthHavenHub, a not-for-profit digital healthcare incubator in New Haven, CT, and a partner at HealthVenture, LLC. Prior to HealthVenture, Dr. Pearlstone served as Medical Director for Vitas Healthcare of Connecticut; previously he held the office of Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery and Director of Breast Services at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, in Hackensack New, Jersey, and was the Associate Chairman of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology at Lincoln Hospital in New York City.
He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and received his B.Sc. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Following a research fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Vanderbilt, he received his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in general surgery at NYU; during this time he spent two years as a Clinical Research Fellow in the Surgical Metabolism Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under Dr. Murray Brennan, where he published extensively in the field of cancer cachexia. He then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Pearlstone practiced clinical surgical oncology for many years, serving on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as well as Yale University School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Pearlstone received his MBA from the Leadership in Healthcare program at the Yale University School of Management. His wife Dr. Melissa Pearlstone is a gynecologist practicing in Waterbury, CT.
We are thrilled to gain such a well versed leader to advance the efforts of DICOM Director’s digital healthcare innovation.