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  About Dr. Aronson - CV

     I am a board certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a faculty appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. I am the Director of International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC, a private practice located at 128 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood (NJ), specializing in adoption medicine. I have evaluated well-over ten thousand children adopted from abroad and many of these children are followed long-term as part of my primary care pediatric practice.

     I am part of a national network of adoption medicine specialists for the American Academy of Pediatrics called the Section on Adoption and Foster Care; this group organizes workshops for adoption professionals all over the country and teaches general and specialty pediatricians at national medical conferences. I speak and write about international adoption for family adoption advocacy groups, adoption agencies, international child policy groups, and physicians. As part of my work as an adoption medicine specialist, I review pre-adoption medical reports and help prepare parents for the creation of their family through adoption. I also prepare people for travel abroad by administering vaccines and am available for consultations by phone/e-mail when families are traveling to complete an adoption.

     As the Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), a not-for-profit organization that provides direct services to orphans abroad since 1997, I travel to many orphanages in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, and Africa. The mission of my foundation is to transform the lives of orphaned children by providing them with medical care, education, and by addressing their developmental issues. WWO acts as global parents for orphans. WWO sends students and healthcare professionals as participants in the Orphan Ranger Program to live and work in orphanages to form liaisons with orphanage educators, staff, and doctors. In addition, we also send Service Rangers, groups of families to work at the orphanage on a specific project for a limited time period.

     I have always loved the inner spirit of a child. I look to the child in myself and my childhood experiences to guide my work with families. My passion for children and child advocacy has long dated back to my work as an educator, ten years prior to pursuing a career in medicine. I am an adoptive parent, visionary, and I am dedicated to changing the world one child at a time.

 

Personal Data
Jane E. Aronson, DO
November 10, 1951
Brooklyn, New York
US Citizen
Academic Training
1986 DO, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey
1976 BA, Biology and Psychology, Hunter College, New York, New York
1969 Valley Stream North High School, Regents Diploma
Franklin Square, New York
Traineeship
1990-1991 Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital, New York, New York
1989-1990 PL-4 Pediatrics, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Morristown, New Jersey
1987-1989 PL-2, PL-3 Pediatrics, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
1986-1987 PL-1 Pediatrics, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey
Board Qualification

General Pediatrics
1989, 1997, 2004

Sub-board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
1994, 2000

Professional Organizations and Societies
2008 Provisional Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians
2007 Section on International Child Health, American Academy of Pediatricians
2007 Honorary Member of the Board of Directors, The International Law Center
2000-2008 Section on Adoption and Foster Care, American Academy of Pediatrics
1999 International Association of Physicians for AIDS Care
1998-2000 International Adoption Medical Group, American Academy of Pediatrics
1997-1999 Committee on Pediatric AIDS, American Academy of Pediatrics
1998-2008 Section on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics
1995-1996 Executive Committee, Nassau Pediatric Society
1994-1997 Evaluating Committee, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
1994-2000 Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
1993 Senior Member, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
1990-2008 Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Appointments
2000-present Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University
1992-2000 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook Infectious Diseases/Pediatric AIDS
1991-1992 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Pediatric AIDS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
1990-1991 Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital, New York, New York
Hospital Appointments
2000-present New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University
2000-2002 Lenox Hill Hospital, Attending in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, New York, New York
1992-2000 Winthrop-University Hospital, Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mineola, New York
1991-1992 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, Jacobi Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Attending in General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
1990-1991 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital, Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, New York, New York
1989-1991 Morristown Memorial Hospital, Attending in General Pediatrics, Medical Coordinator of Morris County Child Sexual Abuse Program, Morristown, New Jersey
1989-1990 Morristown Memorial Hospital, Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Morristown, New Jersey
Honors
2011 Hunter College "Hall of Fame Alumni" Award
2009 Glamour "Woman of the Year" Award
2007 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Distinguished Alumna Award
2007 Azerbaijan Society of America Humanitarian Award
2006 World of Children Humanitarian Award
2006 Resolve "Night of Hope" Honoree
2005 NBC "Making a Difference" Award
2005 Newsday "Everyday Hero"
2004 Kidsave Honoree
2000 American Infertility Association, Family Building Award
2000 Congressional Angel of Adoption Award
Fellowship and Grant Support
2008 Catholic Relief Services, Worldwide Orphans, Vietnam, $250,000
2007 Eddie and Leslye Phillips Foundation, Worldwide Orphans, $250,000
2007-2008 Shana Alexander Foundation, Worldwide Orphans, $35,000
2007 ArtVenture, $30,000
2007 Stephen Lewis Foundation, $40,000
2006 World of Children, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, $50,000
2005-2008 PEPFAR, USAID, Worldwide Orphans, Vietnam, $432,000
2005-2006 Consultant, $25,000, National Institute for Health, NIMH R01 MH73175, $1,419,058
2001, 2007 Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation to Worldwide Orphans Foundation, $100,000
2004-2008 Bristol Myers Squibb, Worldwide Orphans, $370,000
1998-2000 Principal investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Prevalence of TB and Other Infectious Diseases among Internationally Adopted Children Adopted in the U.S." $90,705
1997 Pfizer Educational grant for International Adoption
1996-1998 Roche Pharmaceuticals Educational grant for International Adoption
1996 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Pfizer HIV/AIDS Training Program, Duke University School of Medicine
1994 Ross Laboratories, HIV Primary Care Project
1993 SmithKline Beecham Laboratories Educational Grant
1993 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Teaching Grant
1993-1996 Winthrop University Hospital Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
1991 Pediatric AIDS Foundation Grant
Department and University Committees
1998-2000 Infection Control, Winthrop University Hospital
1996-1998 Newborn HIV testing, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York
1992-2000 Pediatric Curriculum Committee, Winthrop-University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics
Teaching Experience and Responsibilities
2004-2008 Preceptor for Medical Student electives in International Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
2000-2008 Preceptor, Pediatric Residency program, with Dr. Harriet McGirk, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
2000-2008 Preceptor for Medical Student electives for International Health, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
2000-2003 Preceptor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University. New York, New York
1992-1999 Attending, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Outpatient Clinic, Winthrop-University Hospital. Mineola, New York
1992-1999 Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency elective in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York
1992-1999 Preceptor for Third Year Medical Student Ambulatory and Inpatient Pediatric Clerkship, School of Medicine Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
1992-1999 AIDS Education Coordinator for school programs, Winthrop-University Hospital
1991-1992 Attending, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Center of Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Hospital
1991-1992 Preceptor, for Third Year Medical Students, Ambulatory and Inpatient Pediatric Clerkship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1992 Group Leader, AIDS Education Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1984-1996 Lecturer, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Human Sexuality Program
1989-1990 Chief Resident, Curriculum Coordinator, Third Year Medical Students Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pediatrics, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey
1987-1989 Lecturer, Third Year Medical Student Pediatric Clerkship, New Jersey Medical School, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
1987-1989 Residency Curriculum Committee, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
1986-1989 ACLS/PALS Instructor, Monmouth Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Other Professional Activities
2007-2008 Board Member, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
2000-present Director, International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC, New York, New York
1997-1999 Board Member, Kidsave International
1997-present Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
1995 Consultant, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
1994-1999 Director, International Adoption Medical Consultation Services, Winthrop Pediatric Associates, Mineola, New York
1994-2000 Medical Consultant, Spence-Chapin Domestic/International Adoption Services
Publications
A. Original, peer-reviewed articles
Asagary, R., Antony, S., Grigoryan, Z., & Aronson, J. (in press). Community perception, misconception and discord regarding prevention and treatment of HIBV in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Asagary, R., Antony, S., Grigoryan, Z., & Aronson, J. (2013). Perceived stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV and AIDS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative approach. Journal of Public Health, 21(2), 135 - 162.
Tottenham, N., Hare, T., Quinn, B., McCarry, T., Nurse, M., Gilhooly, T., Millner, A., Galvan, A., Davidson, M., Eigsti, I.M., Thomas, K.M., Freed, P., Booma, E.S., Gunnar, M., Altemus, M., & Aronson, J., Casey, B.J. Prolonged institutional rearing is associated with atypically larger amygdala volume and difficulties in emotion regulation. Developmental Science. 2008.
Schulte J, Maloney S, Aronson J, San Gabriel P, Zhou J, Saiman L. Evaluating acceptability ad completeness of overseas immunization records of internationally adopted children. Pediatrics. 2002; 109 (2); pp e22.
Saiman L, Aronson J, Zhou J, Gomez-Duarte C, San Gabriel P, Alonso M, Maloney S, Schulte J. Prevalence of infectious diseases among internationally adopted children. Pediatrics. 2001; 108 (3); 608-612.
Aronson J. Medical evaluation and infectious considerations on arrival. Pediatr Ann. 2000; 218-222.
Committee on Infectious Diseases. Planning for children whose parents are dying of HIV/AIDS. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Pediatric AIDS, 1998-1999. Pediatrics. 1999; 103 (2): 509-511.
Committee on Infectious Diseases and Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Measles immunization in HIV-infected children. AAP Policy. 1999; 103 (5): 1057.
Committee on Pediatric AIDS and Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. Issues related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus transmission in schools, child care, medical setting, the home, and community. Pediatrics. 1999, 104(2): 318-324.
Aronson J, McSherry G, Hoyt L, Boland M, Oleske J, Connor E, Persaud D, Borkowsky W, Krasinski K, Bakshi S, Pitt J, Gershon A. Varicella does not appear to be a cofactor for human immundefiency virus infection in children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1992; 11:1004-8
B. Case reports
Eppinger MD, Aronson JE, Cunningham-Rundles C. Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) in a 15 year old patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Scand J Infect Dis. 1999;31(2):203-6
Sivakmaran M, Nachman SA, Spitzer E, Aronson J. Meningococcal meningitis revisited: normocellular CSF. Clinical Pediatrics. 1997; 36: 351
C. Review, chapters and editorials

Red Book, Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. Collaborator. 2000, 2006.

Alcohol-Related Disorders and Children Adopted from Abroad. Richard P. Barth, Madelyn Freundlich, and David Brodzinsky. Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice. Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and Child Welfare League Association, 2000.
Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and International Adoption. International Adoption: Challenges and Opportunities. Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child, 1999.
Severe Sepsis in Infants and Children. Sepsis and Multiorgan Failure. Alan Fein, ed. Williams and Wilkins, 1997.
D. Abstracts
Luo RF, Barlow M, Nguyen HT, Aronson JE. Growth and developmental delay of HIV-infected children in an orphanage in Vietnam. Pediatric Societies’ Annual Meeting, 2005.
Roque Gordon R, Aronson JE. Evaluating immunizations in internationally adopted children. American Academy of Pediatrics 2003 National Conference and Exhibition.
Johnson DE, Aronson JE, Federici R, Faber S, Tartaglia M, Daunauer L, Windsor M, Georgieff M. Profound, global growth failure afflicts residents of pediatric neuropsychiatric institutes in Romania. The American Pediatric Society and The Society for Pediatric Research, 1999. Abstract # 734.
Aronson JE, Johnson DE, Melnikova M, Alonso M. Catch-up brain growth in children adopted from Eastern Europe and Russia. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 1-4 1999. Abstract # 1645.
Johnson DE, Aronson JE, Cozzens D, Federici J, Federici R, Pearl P, Sbordone R, Storer D, Zeanah P, Zeanah C. Growth parameters help predict neurologic competence in profoundly deprived institutionalized children in Romania. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 1-4 1999. Abstract #1447.
Aronson JE, Johnson DE, Hostetter MK, Traister M, Smith AM, Kothari V, Alonso M. Lead poisoning in children adopted from China. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 1-4 1999. Abstract #1381.
Eppinger MD, Aronson JE, Cunningham-Rundles C. Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) in a 15 year old patient with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. November 8-11 1996.
Aronson JE, Who takes care of HIV-infected children on Long Island? Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescents Medicine. April 1995, p 109. Abstract #281.
Aronson JE, Reindl FJ, Marino RV. Pediatricians think that general pediatricians should be responsible for the primary care of HIV-infected children. Supplement to Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. April 1995. Abstract 280, p 109.
Aronson JE, A pediatric resident practice can assure the same immunization status as a faculty pediatric practice. American Journal of Disease in Children. April 1993. Vol 147, p 431. Abstract #65.
Aronson JE, Sex Abuse in a Suburban Community in New Jersey. Pediatric Emergency Care. 1991, p 318.

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