A. Scott Pearson, author and UT alumnus, will be the featured speaker at an event in the Hodges Library Auditorium at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 3.
Pearson will discuss his first novel, Rupture, a medical thriller set in Memphis. The fictional book tells the story of a doctor on the cusp of a groundbreaking discovery. While investigating the suspicious death of a patient, he uncovers a “web of lies spun by his late father, a longtime professor of anatomy at Mid-South Medical College in Memphis.”
A book signing will take place after the event, and Pearson’s book will be on sale. Pearson’s talk is sponsored by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs and the UT Alumni Association Knox County Chapter. The event is free and open to the public.
A West Tennessee native, Pearson received his undergraduate degree from UT before receiving his medical degree at UT Health Science Center. For the last 10 years, he has been a member of the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University, specializing in cancer research and the clinical practice of surgery and teaching the importance of the patient’s narrative in medicine.