David M. Aronoff, M.D.

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine

Professor of Medicine


Division

Infectious Diseases

Education

M.D. - Tufts University

B.S. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1987-1991

B.S. - University of Kent, United Kingdom 1989-1990

Training:

Fellowship

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1998- 2002 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2002-2004

Internship

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1995-1996


Office Address:
1161 21st Avenue South, Medical Center North, Nashville, TN, TN 37232-2582

David M. Aronoff, M.D.

Research Description 

The overarching goal of the Aronoff lab is to improve human health through discovery, with a primary interest on maternal-child wellness. The Aronoff lab studies reproductive immunology with a focus on bacterial infections that complicate pregnancy. These infections include perinatal streptococcal infections and postpartum clostridial infections. Our major interest is revealing root molecular mechanisms whereby bacterial pathogens evade innate immunity within the female reproductive tract. We also study the impact of metabolic stressors such as obesity and diabetes on reproductive immunology and placental function. Our work with toxigenic clostridia has extended to non-reproductive tract infections, such as colitis caused by Clostridium diffficile. Members of our lab engage in a range of research approaches, from purely bench science to translational science to purely clinical research. We value interdisciplinary team science.

Honors and Awards 

Dean’s List, Indiana University (8 consecutive semesters) 1987-1991

Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society 1988

Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society 1988

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 1991

Honors Division Senior Achievement Award 1991

L.S. McClung Scholar in Microbiology (Indiana University) 1991

Alpha Omega Alpha (Early Admission Junior Year; Tufts University) 1994         

Louis Weinstein Prize (Tufts University Medical School) 1995     

Tufts Alumni Association Scholar 1995     

Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award (Vanderbilt University) 2000          

BIOMOL Young Investigator Award 2001           

GlaxoSmithKline HIV Fellow 2001

Infectious Diseases Fellow Teaching Award (Vanderbilt University) 2002          

Basic Research Citation, Dept. of Internal Medicine (Vanderbilt Univ.) 2002    

Cayman Chemical Company Travel Award 2003 

Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research 2004         

NIH Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program 2004    

Top 10 research abstract, Department of Internal Medicine Research Symposium (University of Michigan) 2005                                       

Program Committee Choice Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America 2005         

NIH Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program 2005    

UMHHC Employee Recognition Program Award (x2) 2006       

NIH Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (competitive renewal) 2006

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award Finalist (top 25) 2007

UMHHC Employee Recognition Program Award 2007

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award 2007

Research featured in the University of Michigan Dept. of Internal Medicine Annual Report 2007

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award Finalist (top 25) 2008

Central Society for Clinical Research (CSCREarly Career Development Award 2008

CSCR K Award Grant 2008

“You’re Super” UMHHC Employee Recognition Program Award 2008

NIH Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (competitive renewal) 2008

NIEHS Young Investigator Travel Award, 11th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference 2009

Poster Presentation Award, 11th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference 2009

Featured in the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal online (http://umurj.org/Interviews/interviews/63-david-aronoff-interview) 2009

Featured as an NIH Loan Repayment Program Success Story 2009

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award Awardee (1 of 10) 2011

American Society for Clinical Investigation 2013

Research Keywords 

Reproductive health, DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease), aerobic and anaerobic bacterial pathogenesis, and innate immunity

Fellowship 

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1998- 2002 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2002-2004

Residency 

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1996- 1998