Maryland Development Center

Jonathan Pearl, MD


Jonathan Pearl is a Partner in the Maryland Development Center. In addition to his responsibilities at MDC, Dr. Pearl is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he is Chief, Section Of Advanced GI And Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a nationally recognized expert in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy. His clinical practice focuses on complicated surgical disorders of the esophagus and stomach.

He also has expertise in repair of complex hernias, including multiple recurrent hernias. Dr. Pearl is widely published in leading surgical journals and textbooks. His clinical research focuses on hernia outcomes and techniques. He also has an interest in surgical simulation and resident education.

Dr. Pearl joined the faculty at the University of Maryland after serving 13 years in the United States Navy as a General Surgeon. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and received his fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Pearl is co-founder and Director of the MDC portfolio company Surgical Vision Systems, LLC.