Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
- Integrative Geriatrician, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
- Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF Department of Medicine
Clinical Specialties at the Osher Center
Dr. Louise Aronson is a geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the author of the New York Times bestseller Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing appears in publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Discover Magazine, and the New England Journal of Medicine and has earned her four Pushcart nominations, the Sonora Review Prize, and a MacDowell fellowship. Her work has been featured on CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Politico, LitHub, Kaiser Health News, and Tech Nation.
Education and Training
- Geriatrics fellowship, UCSF
- Internal Medicine residency, UCSF
- Warren Wilson Program for Writers, MFA
- Harvard Medical School, MD
- Brown University, BA
Personal Statement and Approach
I take a holistic, collaborative, life-stage based approach to health, disease-management, aging & old age. My goal is to provide each patient with individualized care that helps them optimize their wellbeing across the decades of elderhood.