David Pearson, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

David Pearson

Contact Info

Office Address:
516 Delaware St. SE, MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Brayden Duckson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Dermatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Rheumatologic Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Clinical Research Certificate, Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pearson, please call (612) 625-5656.

I strive to provide individualized, evidence-based care for all of my patients.

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • Medical Dermatology Society
  • Rheumatologic Dermatology Society
  • Society of Dermatologic Hospitalists
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology


Research Summary/Interests

Autoimmune connective tissue disease, autoimmune bullous disease


1.Kushner CJ ... Pearson DR ... Werth VP. Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) in pediatric cutaneous lupus among pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists. Br J Dermatol. 2018. DOI 10.1111/bjd.17012.

2.Tarazi M, Gaffney RG, Pearson DR, Kushner CJ, Werth VP. Fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune skin diseases. Br J Dermatol. 2018. DOI 10.1111/bjd.17257.

3.Concha J ... Pearson DR ... Werth VP. Advances in Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Dermatomyositis: A report from the 4th International Conference on Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: An ongoing need for international consensus and collaborations. J Invest Dermatol. 2018. DOI 10.1016/j.jid.2018.08.017.

4.Pearson DR, Werth VP, Pappas-Taffer L. Systemic sclerosis – current concepts of skin and systemic manifestations. Clin Dermatol. 2018; 36: 459-474. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.04.004.

5.Kushner CJ, Concha JSS, Pearson DR, Werth VP. Clinical Images: Lichen planus pigmentosus and frontal fibrosing alopecia mimicking discoid lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018. doi: 10.1002/art.40779.

6.Cebron SK, Pearson DR, Fathi R, Alkousakis T, Winslow C, Golitz L. Heparin-induced haemorrhagic bullous dermatosis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2018; 43: 393-398. doi: 10.1111/ced.13327.



Dermatology Clinic

Board Certifications


Clinical Interests

Dermatomyositis, cutaneous lupus, systemic sclerosis, pemphigoid, pemphigus, severe cutaneous drug reactions, morphea