Louise Aronson, MD MFA


Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, 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 TimesWashington PostDiscover MagazineJAMABellevue Literary Review 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 TODAY, CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Politico, LitHub, Kaiser Health News, and Tech Nation.

In 2019, Louise founded the Integrative Aging clinic at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the AGE SELF CARE program to increase health, wellness and aging in place and decrease caregiving expenses by using integrative health promotion strategies to support lower and middle income older adults in Adaptation, Growth, and Engagement to improve Socialization, Empowerment, Learning and Function andCommunity Activation for Resilience in Elderhood.