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Peter S. Aronson, MD

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

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Peter S. Aronson, MD

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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 (ASN) and American Heart Association in 1985, the Homer W. Smith Award of the ASN in 1994, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, the Robert W. Berliner Award of the American Physiological Society (APS) in 2016, and the Walter B. Cannon Award of the APS in 2019. 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.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Nephrology
    Yale School of Medicine (1977)
  • Clinical Associate (Research Fellow)
    Gerontology Research Center, NIH (1974)
  • Resident
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1972)
  • MD
    New York University (1970)
  • AB
    University of Rochester, General Science (1967)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (1976)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1973)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences2009

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