Dr. Aronson has been a pediatrician since 1986. She has had a solo pediatric practice in Manhattan specializing in adoption medicine since 2000, evaluating well over 10,000 adopted children to date, and has conducted medical missions to
orphanages in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Haiti and Latin America. Dr. Aronson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cornell University, Columbia University, and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and also teaches at the Mt. Sinai School of Public Health and Yale University Global Health Program. She regularly presents at international development conferences as an expert in orphan care.
Since 1997, Dr. Aronson has provided direct services to orphaned children through her nonprofit organization, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), which began its work by commissioning Orphan Rangers — volunteer university students and healthcare professionals — to provide services to children at field sites. To date, WWO has sponsored over 160 Orphan Rangers in 14 countries. WWO is currently active in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam.
Dr. Aronson received an Angel in Adoption Award in 2000 and she was honored by Glamour magazine on November 9, 2009, as one of 10 Women of the Year. She was also honored as an alumna from Valley Stream North High School in 2008 and she was inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame in 2011. She also received the Distinguished Alumna award on May 16, 2007 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry-School of Osteopathic Medicine and contributes to CNN online and speaks all over the world advocating for orphans. She has been interviewed by print media, radio, and TV and is a frequent guest on CNN and NPR. Dr. Aronson’s first book will be published by Tarcher Penguin in 2013. She is the parent of two sons through adoption: Benjamin from Viet Nam and Desalegn from Ethiopia.