Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson MD, MFA, is a geriatrician, author, and professor of medicine at UCSF. She holds a national Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine and is director of UCSF Medical Humanities and Chief of Geriatrics Education, and sees patients in the Care at Home Program. Her writing appears in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Narrative Magazine, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Aronson is the author of the PEN America debut fiction award finalist, “A History of the Present Illness,” and was the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Educator of the Year. She speaks regularly about aging and writing and storytelling for and about health and health care.