Daryl Pearlstein, M.D., is the Director of Thoracic Surgery & the Lung Cancer Program at Hoag Hospital and a board-certified, subspecialty-trained thoracic surgeon. Dr Pearlstein has dedicated his career toward mastering and expanding the role of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic assisted surgery, to provide his patients the most effective and comfortable post-operative experience.

Prior to moving to Southern California, Dr. Pearlstein was Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr Pearlstein also served as Chairman of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha, Wisconsin as well as Surgical Director of the hospital’s Thoracic Center.

Dr. Pearlstein is an invited author of the 16th & 17th Editions of SESAP® (The American College of Surgeons Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program), has served as co-investigator on several peer-reviewed research projects, and given multiple professional lectures, workshops and presentations. Dr Pearlstein recently published the first peer-reviewed manuscript describing the use of the da Vinci® robotic stapler for the purpose of anatomic lung resection.

Daryl Pearlstein, M.D. is a consultant and proctor for Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the manufacturer of da Vinci®. At Hoag Dr. Pearlstein hosts a prestigious Mentorship & Case-observation site for robotic thoracic surgery, teaching surgeons from around the world. Hoag is one of two such sites in the Western United States.

Dr. Pearlstein completed his medical schooling at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and fellowships at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Previously, he completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Pearlstein and his wife live with their three children in Irvine, California.