Louise Aronson appears often in the media – in newspapers and magazines, on podcasts, websites, radio and television. Look and listen for her soon on NPR, in the New York Times, on the GeriPal podcast, and on CBS This Morning.

Recent Media

Don’t Ruin My Life: Aging and Driving in the Twenty-first Century

A new NIH rule won’t be enough to make clinical research more inclusive


U.S. Hospitals Ignore Improving Elder Care. That’s a Mistake.


Reading Old Age

In this “edutainment” style talk, Louise used images, quotations, Literature, and the medical literature to explore our fraught relationship with old age, in medicine but especially in life…

The Joy of Writing

I teach writing to people who, with rare exceptions, are not and will not become writers.” What they are is people with important stories to tell about health, illness, medicine, and healthcare.

In Their Own Words: Living and Working with a Disability

Some disabilities are more visible than others but most have work arounds, especially with the right support.

Destroyed but Not Defeated – The Old Man and The Sea

Lancet (with Daniel Marchalik)

Storytelling Unveils the Heart of Medicine

Those on stage have taken off their pagers and white coats, signaling their transition from provider to storyteller.

Necessary Violence

New England Review, NER Vol. 38#3

Geriatrician, Writer, and Patient Advocate

Vidya Viswanathan interviews Louise about her path to being a physician-writer, why she chose geriatrics, and what advice she has for students and residents.

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Treat All Older People the Same

By Grace Birnstengel

Stop Treating 70- and 90-Year-Olds the Same

New York Times Sunday Review

Does Elder Wisdom Exist?

Jeanette Leardi asks and answers the age-old question

A Tale of Two Doctors – Structural Inequalities and the Culture of Medicine

Back-to-back visits with an internist and an orthopedist reveal biases underpinning U.S. health care’s often inefficient, always expensive, and sometimes nonsensical care

Necessary Violence

I have used my power, position, and physical strength to defeat him, and I have never felt so ashamed.

Becoming a Doctor: the Bibliophile Edition

In her Class of ’58 Endowed lecture at Harvard Medical School, Louise showed how books, more effectively than other mediums, shape who we become, who we are and how we see the world

The Medical Imagination

In this Commencement Address for the University of Utah Health Sciences, Louise applies Albert Einstein’s comment that “imagination is more important than knowledge” to science, health care, and happiness.

Hippocrates Prize Anthology

Hippocrates Prize Anthology

Case-based Suffering

Not long ago, I sat in on an innovative “case-based learning” session at a medical school I was visiting, an institution rapidly acquiring a reputation for educational courage and innovation.

Case-Based Suffering

Medical schools teach young doctors how to separate diseases and organs from the human beings they inhabit. In doing so, they also teach them how to ignore suffering.

Shelter in Place

I can’t tell you how many people will say they will take whatever risks necessary—even dying, even spending hours on the floor without help—just to stay in their home…Shelter in Place by Jake Miller

Don’t Discriminate Against Mutants Like Me

New York Times

“It Was the Best of Times . . . It Was the Worst of Times in Health Care”: Louise Aronson Challenges Doctors to a Revolution

by Pat Owens-Liston

Healing Words

Can words heal? Can they make you a better doctor? A better person? Louise is interviewed by Jaqueline Fletcher at the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine

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