Stephen Pearce, MD, was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, but grew up in Austin. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in biology. For the next four years, he attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he earned his MD. As a member of the top ten percent of his graduating class, he was elected to the honorary medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
After graduation from medical school, Dr. Pearce remained in Dallas, completing his internship and orthopedic residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and its affiliated institutions. From there he traveled to New York City for a fellowship in hand surgery at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, and a shoulder and elbow fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He then joined the Austin Bone and Joint Clinic in 1985.
Dr. Pearce is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Texas Orthopedic Association, and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. While in Austin, he has been active in the medical community, serving as chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at St. David's Hospital, as an alternate delegate to the Texas Medical Association, and as a member of the Ethics and Mediation Committees of the Travis County Medical Society.
He is a Board examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a consultant for the UT women’s athletics. He practices general orthopedics with special interest in disorders of the upper extremity, sports medicine, joint replacement, and trauma. He was listed on the "Best Doctors" list in Austin Magazine.
He is married and has three children. His outside interests primarily revolve around family activities. He enjoys tennis, water skiing, and snow skiing.