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Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. At UCSF, Dr. Aronson has served as founding director of UCSF Care at Home and the Optimizing Aging Project, director of the Pathways to Discovery program and Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, and as Chief of Geriatrics Education. In addition to her clinical practice and teaching, she currently leads the AGE SELF CARE program and serves as an advisor to the state of California on Covid19 in elders. Her writing credits include the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, TODAY, CBS This Morning, NBC News, and the New Yorker.