Dr. Margaret Pearle is professor and vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Urology with a dual appointment in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the Ralph C. Smith Distinguished Chair in Urologic Education. She has been involved in numerous academic initiatives in stone disease, including serving as chair of the AUA Medical Management of Kidney Stones Guideline Panel in 2014 and as President of the ROCK Society in 2007. She served on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Urology, becoming President 2013-14. She is the immediate past Secretary General of the Endourological Society and current President-Elect of that Society. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow.