Adventures in Storytelling: Using Stories to Improve Health and Health Care
Louise Aronson, MD
Author and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
A History of the Present Illness
by Louise Aronson, MD
Louise Aronson is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). A geriatrician and medical educator, Louise cares for frail older adults, directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, the UCSF reflective learning curriculum, and 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. She is the recipient of the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, a Geriatric Academic Career Award, the Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Lieberman Scholar Award, and the AOA Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award.
Dr. Aronson also holds an M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, and her fiction has appeared in literary and medical journals including the New York Times, Narrative Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine She has won the Sonora Review Prize, the New Millennium Short Fiction Award, multiple writer’s residency fellowships, and three Pushcart nominations.
A History of the Present Illness is her first book.
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