Peter S. Aronson MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCellular & Molecular Physiology: Membrane Proteins - Pumps and Transporters; Epithelial Transport of Ions and Solutes; Physiology of Human Disease; Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyInternal Medicine: Nephrology


Dr. Aronson received his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester and his medical education at New York University. He was an internal medicine resident at the University of North Carolina and a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health before coming to Yale as a renal fellow in 1974. He was Chief of the Section of Nephrology at Yale from 1987-2002. Dr. Aronson has published articles and book chapters on the mechanisms regulating sodium, acid-base, and oxalate excretion by the kidney, particularly as related to the formation of kidney stones. He has received a number of awards for his research work, including the Young Investigator Award of the American Society of Nephrology and American Heart Association in 1985, the Homer W. Smith Award of the ASN in 1994, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. He served as President of the American Society of Nephrology in 2008. Dr. Aronson actively participates in the teaching of undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as residents and fellows. He was a co-recipient of the Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in the Basic Sciences in 2005. Dr. Aronson is an Associate Director of the Yale M.D.-Ph.D. Program.


  • B.A., University of Rochester , 1967
  • M.D., New York University , 1970

Selected Publication

  • Knauf, F., Asplin, J.R., Granja, I., Schmidt, I.M., Moeckel, G., David, R., Flavell, R.A., and Aronson, P.S. NALP3-mediated inflammation is the principal cause of progressive renal failure in oxalate nephropathy. Kidney Int. 84:895-901, 2013

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Fellow(2009) , American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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