Louise Aronson is a doctor, medical educator, and writer. She is associate professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she cares for frail older adults and directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, UCSF Medical Humanities, and the Pathways to Discovery Program. She also serves as associate editor for the JAMA Care of the Aging Patient series and director of Public Medical Communication for the Program for the Aging Century. As a writer, Louise earned an MFA in fiction from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and won the Sonora Review prize, the New Millennium short fiction award, three Pushcart nominations, and has been awarded UCross, Ragdale and Hedgebrook Foundation residencies. Her fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Northwest Review, the Literary Review and medical journals, among other publications. Her passion is blending medicine and writing to produce works that simultaneously entertain and educate and to create compassionate, inquisitive physicians committed to improving health and health care.
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