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Wilbert S. Aronow, M.D.

Wilbert S. Aronow, M.D.Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College
Director of Cardiology Research at Westchester Medical Center

Email: Wilbert.Aronow@wmchealth.org


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Research Interest:

Dr. Aronow, professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and director of Cardiology Research at Westchester Medical Center is a recognized expert in the fields of hypertension and geriatric cardiology. Dr. Aronow has authored or co-authored more than 1,300 papers, 980 abstracts, edited 12 books and has authored national guidelines for blood pressure treatment in the elderly.

Dr. Aronow earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his internship and residency in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago.  He completed his military service as a cardiologist and chief of general medical services at U.S. Army Hospital in fort Chafee, Arkansas.

Professional Accomplishments and Accolades:

Dr. Aronow has edited 17 books and is author or co-author of 1,710 papers (1503) or book chapters (207), 582 commentaries, 47 Letters to the Editor, and 1,119 abstracts and is presenter or co-presenter of 1,490 talks at meetings. Dr. Aronow is a Fellow of the ACC, the AHA, the ACP, the ACCP, the ASPC, the AGS (Founding Fellow of Western Section), and the GSA.  He has been a member of 177 editorial boards of medical journals, editor-in-chief of 4 journals, co-editor of 3 journals, deputy editor of 1 journal, executive editor of 2 journals, associate editor for 9 journals, and guest editor for 7 other medical journals. He has received each year from 2001-2017 an outstanding teacher and researcher award from the medical residents and from 2001-2019 from the cardiology fellows at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College.

He has received awards from the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the Gerontological Society of America, New York Medical College including the 2014 Chancellor’s Research Award,  the F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Faculty of Cardiovascular Disorders in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to clinical research from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2010, a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2012, and the Expertscape World Expert in Hypertension Award in May, 2019. He has been a member of 4 national guidelines committees including being a coauthor of the 2010 AMDA guidelines for heart failure, co-chair and first author of the 2011 ACC/AHA expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly, coauthor of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH scientific statement on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease, and is a coauthor of the 2017ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC ACPM/ AGS/APHA/ASH/ASPC/NMA and PCNA guidelines for the management of patients with hypertension. He was a coauthor of a 2015 position paper from the International Lipid Expert Forum. He was a consultant to the ACP Information and Educational Resource (PIER) on the module of aortic stenosis, a member of the Board of Directors of the ASPC, a member of the ACCP Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Network Steering Committee, and is a member of the Scientific Executive Committee of the International Academy of Cardiology.

Education Profile:

Graduate Degree: M.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: Harvard Medical School

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