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    Louise Aronson, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-514-3154

       Biography 
       Education and Training
      University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine - Internal Medicine
      Harvard UniversityM.D.School of Medicine1992
       Awards and Honors
      American Geriatrics Society2014Outstanding Mid-Career Clinical Teacher
      Alpha Omega Alpha2014National Honor Medical Society
      Arnold P. Gold Foundation2013 - 2016Gold Professorship
      UCSF Division of Geriatrics2012 - 2014Lieberman Scholar Award
      Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society2010 - 2011Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award
      UCSF Academy of Medical Educators2010 - 2011Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
      Hedgebrook Foundation2010 - 2011Writer's Award
      UCSF Pathways to Discovery2009 - 2010Mentor Award
      UCSF Academy of Medical Educators2009 - 2010Membership
      UCSF Academy of Medical Educators2009 - 2010Teaching Award
      Western Group on Educational Affairs2009 - 2010Poster Award
      Ragdale Foundation2009 - 2010Writer's Award
      UCSF2008 - 2010Medical Education Research Fellowship
      Sonora Review2007 - 2008Story Prize
      Bureau of Health Professions2007 - 2010Geriatric Academic Career Award
      UCSF2007 - 2008Teaching Scholar
      New Millennium Writings2006 - 2007Short Fiction Award
      UCross Foundation2006 - 2007Writer's Award
      Northern California Geriatrics Education Center2005 - 2006Geriatrics Faculty Scholar
      California Association for Health Services at Home1997 - 1998Physician of the Year Award

       Overview 
       Overview
      Louise Aronson MD, MFA is Associate Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF where she directs the Northern California Geriatric Education Center and UCSF Medical Humanities, serves as associate editor for the JAMA Care of the Aging Patient series, and cares for patients through the Care at Home Program. Her research and scholarship focus on geriatrics and aging, reflective learning, and public medical writing. She has developed innovative programs for geriatrics training for non-geriatricians, interprofessional education, reflection in medical education, and use of writing to harness the expertise and unique experiences of clinicians and medical scientists in service of health and health care. Dr. Aronson is a also holds an MFA in writing. Her first book, A History of the Present Illness, was published in 2013, and her writing regularly appears in newspapers, medical and literary journals.

       Interests
      Public medical writing, aging, geriatrics, reflective learning, medical education, narrative medicine, scholarship, professionalism, medical humanities, preparing non-specialists for care of elderly patients, clinician/trainee attitudes towards the elderly, ethnogeriatrics, wound care, home care, end of life care, primary care.

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       Publications
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      1. Aronson L. Asking the right questions. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1357.
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      2. Aronson L. The future of robot caregivers. New York Times. 2014.
      3. Aronson L. Lancet. Examining empathy. 2014; 385(9937):16-17.
      4. Aronson L. How do we tell the stories of medicine? Lancet. 2014 Apr 26; 383(9927):1456-7.
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      5. Rivera J, Reeves S, Aronson L. Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment. Interprofessional Teams in Geriatrics. 2014.
      6. Smith AK, Lo B, Aronson L. Elder self-neglect--how can a physician help? N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 26; 369(26):2476-9.
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      7. Aronson L. "Good" patients and "difficult" patients--rethinking our definitions. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 29; 369(9):796-7.
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      8. Aronson L. The value of medical education programmes: what are the right questions? Med Educ. 2013 Apr; 47(4):333-4.
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      9. Aronson, L. Weighing the end of life. New York Times. 2013.
      10. Aronson, L. A History of the Present Illness. 2013.
      11. Williams B, Ahalt C and Aronson L. . Bruinsma G and Weisburd D (Eds). Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Aging in Correctional Populations: Through the Geriatrician's Lens. 2013.
      12. Aronson L, Niehaus B, Hill-Sakurai L, Lai C, O'Sullivan PS. A comparison of two methods of teaching reflective ability in Year 3 medical students. Med Educ. 2012 Aug; 46(8):807-14.
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      13. Rivera J, Mackin L, Aronson L. . J Am Geriatr Soc. The UCSF Interprofessional Aging and Palliative Care Elective. 2012; 4(60).
      14. Aronson L, Kruidering M, O'Sullivan P. . The UCSF Faculty Development Workshop on Critical Reflection in Medical Education: Training Educators to Teach and Provide Feedback on Learners’ Reflections. MedEdPORTAL/9086. 2012.
      15. Aronson L, Niehaus B, Kruidering M, O’Sullivan P. . The UCSF LEaP: A Guide for Reflective Learning in Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL/9073. 2012.
      16. White-Chu EF, Flock P, Struck B, Aronson L. Pressure ulcers in long-term care. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May; 27(2):241-58.
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      17. Aronson L, Niehaus B, Lindow J, Robertson PA, O'Sullivan PS. Development and pilot testing of a reflective learning guide for medical education. Med Teach. 2011; 33(10):e515-21.
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      18. Aronson L, Niehaus B, DeVries CD, Siegel JR, O'Sullivan PS. Do writing and storytelling skill influence assessment of reflective ability in medical students' written reflections? Acad Med. 2010 Oct; 85(10 Suppl):S29-32.
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      19. Aronson L. Twelve tips for teaching reflection at all levels of medical education. Med Teach. 2011; 33(3):200-5.
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      20. OSullivan P; Aronson L; Chittenden E; Niehaus B; Learman L . MedEdPORTAL. Reflective Ability Rubric and User Guide. 2010; (8133).
      21. Aronson L. Why geriatrics? Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jan 5; 152(1):61.
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      22. Aronson L, Chittenden E, O'Sullivan P. A faculty development workshop in teaching reflection. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):499.
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      23. Aronson L. Osler’s Bedside Library: Great Literature from a Great Physician. LaCombe M (Ed.). Osler, Plutarch and the Intimate Observation of Human Behavior. 2009.
      24. Aronson L. Journal of Aging, Humanities and the Arts. The Ethics of Everyday Life. 2009; 2(3):150.
      25. Aronson L. Medical linguistics. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Dec; 22(12):1781.
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      26. Aronson L. BARK. A New Breed of Magic: Canine Assistance in Alzheimer’s Care. 2000.
      27. Aronson L. San Francisco Chronicle. A City Full of the Hidden Homebound. 1999.
      28. Aronson L. San Francisco Chronicle. The Fear of Losing Who We Are. 1999.
      29. Aronson L, Landefeld CS. Examining older people for carotid bruits: listen to your patient, not her neck. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Feb; 13(2):140-1.
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      30. Aronson L. Traditional Cambodian health beliefs and practices. Rhode Island Medical Journal. 1987; 70(2):73-8.
      31. Aronson L. Refugee intermediaries and the delivery of health care to Cambodian refugees. Practicing Anthropology. 1987; (November).
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