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Earl S. Pearson, MD

Porterville, CA

Earl S. Pearson, MD

Dr. Earl Pearson earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1977. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1983. Dr. Pearson practices what he calls “Medically Necessary Dermatology.” Since opening his practice in Porterville in 1986, Dr. Pearson has seen and treated just about every type of Dermatology case. While he doesn’t do any cosmetic or medically unnecessary surgery, Dr. Pearson is one of the finest physicians specializing in General and Surgical Dermatology with emphasis on skin cancer treatment. Dr. Pearson was trained in Mohs surgery at the University of California in Irving. He was later certified through the American Society of Mohs Surgery. In his 30 plus years of practice he has done thousands of Mohs surgery cases and the reconstruction following Mohs surgery which often consists of skin flap transfer or skin grafts. Both techniques are necessary to reduce the size and degree of scaring. At this point in his career, Dr. Pearson no longer does Mohs skin cancer surgeries and refers all these cases to Dr. Leposavic. Dr. Pearson still sees many skin cancer patients in the Central Valley and feels that General Dermatology is in great demand. Dr. Pearson retired earlier this year, but the shortage of qualified Dermatologists in the area convinced him to return at least on a part-time basis.


  • Dermatology – Board Certified


  • Loma Linda University – MD
  • Tulsa Medical College – Residency
  • University of California, Irvine – Residency

Honors / Awards

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Tulare County Medical Society
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery