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Louise Aronson, M.D.

Geriatrician

Dr. Louise Aronson is a geriatrician who treats seniors through the UCSF Housecalls Program for homebound patients. She also is director of the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center and UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program. She divides her time among program leadership, teaching, clinical practice and medical education research.

Aronson received a medical degree at Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, she completed a residency in internal medicine, a clinician-educator fellowship and geriatrics fellowship. She later earned a fine arts master's degree in fiction writing at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers in Asheville, N.C. Aronson's research focuses on reflective learning in medical education, geriatrics education, scholarship skills and public medical writing. She is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and the recipient of awards for teaching, mentoring and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is an associate professor of medicine.

More about Louise Aronson

Additional Languages

French
Spanish

Education

Harvard Medical School 1992

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 1995

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Geriatric Medicine 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Aronson L. The future of robot caregivers. New York Times. 2014.
  2. Aronson L. Lancet. Examining empathy. 2014; 385(9937):16-17.
  3. Aronson L. How do we tell the stories of medicine? Lancet. 2014 Apr 26; 383(9927):1456-7.
  4. Rivera J, Reeves S, Aronson L. Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment. Interprofessional Teams in Geriatrics. 2014.
  5. 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.
  6. Aronson L. "Good" patients and "difficult" patients--rethinking our definitions. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 29; 369(9):796-7.
  7. Aronson L. The value of medical education programmes: what are the right questions? Med Educ. 2013 Apr; 47(4):333-4.
  8. Aronson, L. Weighing the end of life. New York Times. 2013.
  9. Aronson, L. A History of the Present Illness. 2013.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Rivera J, Mackin L, Aronson L. . J Am Geriatr Soc. The UCSF Interprofessional Aging and Palliative Care Elective. 2012; 4(60).
  13. 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.
  14. Aronson L, Niehaus B, Kruidering M, O’Sullivan P. . The UCSF LEaP: A Guide for Reflective Learning in Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL/9073. 2012.
  15. White-Chu EF, Flock P, Struck B, Aronson L. Pressure ulcers in long-term care. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May; 27(2):241-58.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Aronson L. Twelve tips for teaching reflection at all levels of medical education. Med Teach. 2011; 33(3):200-5.
  19. OSullivan P; Aronson L; Chittenden E; Niehaus B; Learman L . MedEdPORTAL. Reflective Ability Rubric and User Guide. 2010; (8133).
  20. Aronson L. Why geriatrics? Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jan 5; 152(1):61.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.