David Aronoff, MD, FIDSA, FAAM
David Aronoff, MD is Professor and Addison B Scoville, Jr Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (FAAM). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Indiana University and his Medical Degree at Tufts University in Boston. He completed internship, residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Aronoff stayed at Vanderbilt to complete fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Pharmacology. He then joined the faculty in Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan where he also completed a research postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology. Dr. Aronoff remained at the University of Michigan until 2013, rising to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology. He returned to Vanderbilt in October, 2013.
As Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Aronoff supervises a faculty of nearly 60 members, spanning a breadth of research, teaching and clinical care responsibilities. As a scholar, Dr. Aronoff has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has national leadership roles in both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology. He has received numerous governmental and non-governmental research grants, including support from the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The March of Dimes and the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity & Stillbirth. Dr. Aronoff is a widely sought-after speaker for his work on severe infections, particularly those impacting maternal-child health.
Dr. Aronoff has been highly involved in the diagnosis and clinical care of COVID-19. In addition to leading institutional responses to the pandemic, he has been a key communicator of public health measures during the pandemic, through frequent media appearances and direct relationships with employers. You can follow him on Twitter @DMAronoff.