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Curriculum – Shane M. Pearce


2017-2019 University of Southern California, Department of Urology
Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship
2011-2017 University of Chicago Medicine, Department of Surgery
Urology Resident
2007-2011 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Doctor of Medicine


  • GPA: 3.92/4.0
2003-2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Science with Honors, Molecular Biology


  • GPA: 3.9/4.0

Additional Educational Experience

2019 Bladder Cancer Academy
2016 Prostate Cancer Academy
2014 Robotic Pediatric Urology Mini-Fellowship – Course Instructor in Live Porcine Surgery. Chicago, IL
2014 Aug-Jul Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training at University of Chicago Center for Health and Social Sciences. Intensive 6-week course in health services research, epidemiology, research methods, and biostatistics.


2014-2015 Department of Surgery, Section of Urology
Dedicated Clinical Research Resident
2008 Department of Neurological Surgery, Resnick Lab (Madison, WI)
Shapiro Scholar
Research Supervisor: Dr. Daniel K. Resnick


  • Wrote grant and review paper regarding role of matrix metalloproteinases in spinal cord injury
  • Experimental design, planning, animal care, and animal surgeries
2004-2007 McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Ahlquist Lab (Madison, WI)
Undergraduate Research Assistant 2004-2006
Research Technician 2007
Research Supervisor: Dr. Dohun Pyeon


  • Studied replication processes of Human Papillomavirus in vitro
  • Trained and supervised undergraduate research assistant

Professional Activities and Memberships

2013-2016 Resident representative on Graduate Medical Education Committee
2011-Present American Urologic Association
2008-Present American Medical Association
2008-2009 Co-President of Surgery Interest Group


  • Arrange informal faculty talks with students and coordinate suturing/knot tying and laparoscopy workshops
2007-2009 Elected class representative in Medical Student Association


  • Responsibilities include regularly meeting with faculty to represent student interests in curriculum issues, arranging annual equipment and clothing sale, coordinating student activities with facility managers, and planning social events

Honors and Awards

2019 Resident and Medical Student Teaching Award
2015 Awarded National Cancer Database Participant User File
2015 Awarded Diversity Research Small Grant from University of Chicago
2015 Finalist University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Poetry Contest
2015 2nd Place Chicago Urological Society Huggins Resident Essay Contest
Medical School
2008 Shapiro Research Fellowship
2007-2011 Graduate Fellowship – for academic merit
2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2003-2006 Dean’s List
2006 Graduated with Comprehensive honors: Honors in the liberal arts and honors in the major
2006 Senior Honors Thesis – Selected for participation
2006 Hilldale research fellowship
2006 Hilldale research fellowship
2006 Honorable mention for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
2006 Florence M. Pulver scholarship

Volunteer Work

2007-2009 Grace MEDIC Free Clinic
2007-2009 Volunteer presentations to children for DOC organization
2006-2007 Transplant unit at University of Wisconsin Hospital

Outside Interests

Running, biking, snowboarding, fly-fishing, backpacking, golf, sports, and family time with wife and son.