Stephen M. Pearce, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Shoulder, Upper Extremity specialist & Joint Replacement
Stephen Pearce, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is known for his compassionate care in treating a variety of bone, muscle, and joint issues for men and women in and around Austin, Texas, at Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas. Dr. Pearce draws from decades of experience in providing expertise in shoulder, elbow, and hand reconstruction, as well as sports medicine and joint replacement surgery, at the at the central office next to St David’s Hospital and at the Southwest parkway location. Orthopedic Associates also has locations in Round Rock, Cedar Park, La Grange, and Lockhart, Texas.
Dr. Pearce received his bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Pearce’s solid foundation of medical education and training began with his medical doctorate at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. At graduation from Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Pearce was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary medical society for the top 10% of graduates. He stayed in Dallas for his orthopedic residency at Parkland and Affiliated Hospitals. On part one of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery exam (a certifying exam), Dr. Pearce scored in the top 1% nationwide.
In New York City, Dr. Pearce completed his fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and then completed an additional fellowship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in hand surgery.
Dr. Pearce is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and renowned as a true leader in the musculoskeletal field. He’s repeatedly recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of Austin’s Best Doctors. Other accolades include making the national listings in The Best Doctors Inc. and getting named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor for several years.
Best Doctors, 1996-2020
Super Doctor 2005-2019
"I met Dr. Pearce and his assistant in 2015 when he treated my broken arm, and I specifically requested him again when I experienced hip problems."
"On both occasions I appreciated his straight-forward approach: I described my symptoms, I was directed to the x-ray room and very shortly after Dr. Pearce met with me to deliver his diagnosis and offered treatment options. He was candid and professional about the merits of each option and gave me the opportunity to make my own decision. I also appreciated it that he and his assistant remembered me and asked about my arm that has completely recovered. Both have a wonderful sense of humor that puts their patients at ease, yet are highly professional and confidence-inspiring. I hope that I'll not need orthopedic care in the future, but if I do, I will seek out Dr. Steven Pearce."
- Valerie B.