Carrie P. Aaron, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Aaron joined the Division of General Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in 2013. Dr. Aaron obtained her Medical Degree at Dartmouth Medical School in 2007 and then completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Her current clinical work is in the Section of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Aaron’s research focuses on identifying factors related to emphysema and airflow obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is currently studying cardiopulmonary interactions and air pollution exposures in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Lung Study and the MESA Air Pollution Study.

Education and Training

B.A. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 9/1996-5/2000
Medical School:
M.D. Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 8/2003-6/2007
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 6/2007-6/2010
Pulmonary and Critical Care, Columbia University Medical Center 7/2010-6/2013

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2004-2005 Albert Schweitzer Fellow
  • 2009 Resident Travel Award, American Thoracic Society Conference



  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • COPD and Emphysema
  • Hospital Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013


Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of COPD and Emphysema
  • Environmental Exposures and Pulmonary Vascular remodeling

Selected Publications

  1. Aaron CP, Tandri H, Barr RG, Johnson C, Bagiella E, Chahal H, Jain A, Kizer J, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Kawut SM. Physical activity and right ventricular structure and function: The MESA-Right Ventricle Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; 183:396-404. PMID: 20813888
  2. Aaron CP, Schwartz JE, Bielinski SJ, Hoffman EA, Austin JH, Oelsner EC, Donohue KM, Kalhan R, Berardi C, Kaufman JD, Jacobs Jr DR, Tracy RP, Barr RG. Intercellular Adhesion Molecule (ICAM) 1 and Progression of Percent Emphysema: The MESA Lung Study. Respir Med. 2014; in press.

*Please see CV for complete list of publications