Louise Aronson, MD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-502-1000 ext. 14595
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    Harvard UniversityM.D.1992School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)Residency School of Medicine - Internal Medicine
    UCSFFellowship1996Primary Care/Medical Education
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    MacDowell Colony2017Fellowship Award
    Association of American Medical Colleges2016Jordan J Cohen lecture
    American Geriatrics Society2014Outstanding Mid-Career Clinical Teacher
    Alpha Omega Alpha2014National Honor Medical Society
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation2013Gold Professorship for Humanism in Medicine
    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

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    Louise Aronson MD, MFA is Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF where her interests include optimizing healthcare for older adults, medical education, reflective learning, integrative geriatrics, and public medical writing. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Medical School and the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, Dr. Aronson has served as director of the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, UCSF's Pathways to Discovery (scholarly concentration) program, and UCSF Medical Humanities. She has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, the AOA Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award, as well as numerous awards for her teaching, educational research and writing. Her articles, essays and stories appear regularly in newspapers, literary and medical journals including the New York Times, Washington Post, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and Lancet. As an educator, 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.

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    Promoting Research Opportunities Fully--Prospective Academics Transforming Health
    NIH/NIMHD R25MD006832Jul 14, 2011 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Aronson L. A Tale of Two Doctors - Structural Inequalities and the Culture of Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2017 06 15; 376(24):2390-2393. PMID: 28614681.
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    2. Mao AY, Willard-Grace R, Dubbin L, Aronson L, Fernandez A, Burke NJ, Finch J, Davis E. Perspectives of low-income chronically ill patients on complex care management. Fam Syst Health. 2017 Dec; 35(4):399-408. PMID: 28447834.
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    3. Aronson L. Case-Based Suffering. Acad Med. 2017 Apr; 92(4):482. PMID: 28350612.
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    4. Aronson L. A PIECE OF MY MIND. Story as Evidence, Evidence as Story. JAMA. 2015 Jul 14; 314(2):125-6. PMID: 26172890.
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    5. Bautista CA, Covinsky K, Aronson L. Chronic care management for Medicare patients--reply. JAMA. 2015 Jun 09; 313(22):2286-7. PMID: 26057296.
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    6. Miller-Kuhlmann R, O'Sullivan PS, Aronson L. Essential steps in developing best practices to assess reflective skill: A comparison of two rubrics. Med Teach. 2016; 38(1):75-81. PMID: 25923234.
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    7. Aronson L. Necessary steps: how health care fails older patients, and how it can be done better. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Mar; 34(3):528-32. PMID: 25732503.
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    8. Aronson L, Bautista CA, Covinsky K. Medicare and care coordination: expanding the clinician's toolbox. JAMA. 2015 Feb 24; 313(8):797-8. PMID: 25710653.
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    9. Rivera V, Yukawa M, Aronson L, Widera E. Teaching geriatric fellows how to teach: a needs assessment targeting geriatrics fellowship program directors. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2377-82. PMID: 25516033.
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    10. Aronson L.. The Human Lifecycle's Neglected Stepchild. Lancet. 2014; (385):500-501.
    11. Aronson L.. New Buildings for Older People. New York Times. 2014; Nov 1.
    12. Aronson L. Asking the right questions. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1357. PMID: 25247543.
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    13. Aronson L.. The future of robot caregivers. New York Times. 2014; July 20.
    14. Aronson L.. Lancet. Examining empathy. 2014; 385(9937):16-17.
    15. Aronson L. How do we tell the stories of medicine? Lancet. 2014 Apr 26; 383(9927):1456-7. PMID: 24779054.
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    16. Rivera J, Reeves S, Aronson L.. Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment. Interprofessional Teams in Geriatrics. 2014.
    17. 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. PMID: 24369074; PMCID: PMC4035097.
    18. Aronson L. "Good" patients and "difficult" patients--rethinking our definitions. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 29; 369(9):796-7. PMID: 23984727.
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    19. Aronson L. The value of medical education programmes: what are the right questions? Med Educ. 2013 Apr; 47(4):333-4. PMID: 23488750.
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    20. Aronson, L.Weighing the end of life. New York Times. 2013.
    21. Aronson, L.A History of the Present Illness. 2013.
    22. 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.
    23. 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. PMID: 22803758.
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    24. Rivera J, Mackin L, Aronson L. .. J Am Geriatr Soc. The UCSF Interprofessional Aging and Palliative Care Elective. 2012; 4(60).
    25. 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.
    26. Aronson L, Niehaus B, Kruidering M, O’Sullivan P. .The UCSF LEaP: A Guide for Reflective Learning in Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL/9073. 2012.
    27. White-Chu EF, Flock P, Struck B, Aronson L. Pressure ulcers in long-term care. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May; 27(2):241-58. PMID: 21641509.
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    28. 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. PMID: 21942487.
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    29. 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. PMID: 20881698.
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    30. Aronson L. Twelve tips for teaching reflection at all levels of medical education. Med Teach. 2011; 33(3):200-5. PMID: 20874014.
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    31. OSullivan P; Aronson L; Chittenden E; Niehaus B; Learman L .MedEdPORTAL. Reflective Ability Rubric and User Guide. 2010; (8133).
    32. Aronson L. Why geriatrics? Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jan 05; 152(1):61. PMID: 20048275.
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    33. Aronson L, Chittenden E, O'Sullivan P. A faculty development workshop in teaching reflection. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):499. PMID: 19422521.
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    34. 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.
    35. Aronson L.. Journal of Aging, Humanities and the Arts. The Ethics of Everyday Life. 2009; 2(3):150.
    36. Aronson L. Medical linguistics. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Dec; 22(12):1781. PMID: 17924173; PMCID: PMC2219831.
    37. Aronson L.. BARK. A New Breed of Magic: Canine Assistance in Alzheimer’s Care. 2000.
    38. Aronson L.. San Francisco Chronicle. A City Full of the Hidden Homebound. 1999.
    39. Aronson L.. San Francisco Chronicle. The Fear of Losing Who We Are. 1999.
    40. 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. PMID: 9502377; PMCID: PMC1496909.
    41. Aronson L.. Refugee intermediaries and the delivery of health care to Cambodian refugees. Practicing Anthropology. 1987; (November).
    42. Aronson L.. Traditional Cambodian health beliefs and practices. Rhode Island Medical Journal. 1987; 70(2):73-8.