Robert A. Aronowitz, MD, professor and chair of the Department of History and Sociology of Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of this year’s Ehrenzeller Award, given annually to a former Pennsylvania Hospital resident. Dr. Aronowitz – from the PAH intern group of 1985-86 – was honored on May 1, at a traditional Medical Grand Rounds lecture and ceremony presented by the Ex-Residents Association.
This was the 52nd year this award – named after Jacob Ehrenzeller, PAH’s very first resident, in 1773 – was given to a former resident who has excelled in his or her field and upheld the high quality of training at PAH.
Dr. Aronowitz’s current career focus is on the history of health risks in modern American medicine and society, and the history of how the efficacy of modern medical interventions has been determined. The keynote speaker at PAH’s 2014 History of Women’s Health Conference, Dr. Aronowitz gave the lecture, “Do Not Delay – Early Detection Campaigns before Mammography.”
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Aronowitz received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Penn.