Carrie P. Aaron, M.D.

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

Bio

Dr. Aaron joined the Division of General Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in 2013. Her current clinical work is in the Section of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Aaron’s research focuses on evaluating longitudinal change in emphysema and airflow obstruction to identify risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Through current work with Dr. Barr in the MESA Lung and MESA COPD Studies she hopes to identify patterns of disease progression that are associated with biological pathways and genetic predisposition for disease. Dr. Aaron is currently a co-investigator in the MESA Air Study where she is evaluating the association of fine particulate matter exposure with pulmonary vascular remodeling and right ventricular structure and function. She is also working with Dr. Thomashow and Dr. Yip analyzing COPD admissions in the NYP Healthcare System in 2010 to determine risk factors for readmission and other quality care measures.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
B.A. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 9/1996-5/2000
Medical School:
M.D. Darmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 8/2003-6/2007
Residency:
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 7/2010-6/2013
Fellowship(s):
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

Clinical

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Crotical 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, (Eligible) 2013

Research

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of COPD and Emphysema
  • Environmental Exposures and Pulmonary Vasculatur 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. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2011;183 (3): 396-404.
  2. CP Aaron, J Schwartz, R Tracy, E Hoffman, JHM Austin, EC Oelsner, KM Donohue, R Kalhan, D Jacobs Jr, RG Barr. Intercellular Adhesion Molecule (ICAM) 1 and Longitudinal Change In Percent Emphysema and Lung Function: The MESA Lung Study. [Abstract] International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17–22, 2013
  3. CP Aaron, NH Yip, MD Brinson, E Lazar, B Regan, M Daley, BM Thomashow. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizations in 2010:Factors Associated with Readmission. [Abstract] International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17–22, 2013.
  4. CP Aaron, NH Yip, MD Brinson, E Lazar, B Regan, L George, MS Melamed, M Daley, BM Thomashow. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizations in 2010: Barriers to Prescription of Maintenance Medications at Discharge. [Abstract] International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 17–22, 2013.
  5. CP Aaron, R Tracy, J Schwartz, EA Hoffman, K Hinckley Stukovsky, LJ Smith, KM Donohue, RG Barr. Heat Shock Protein 60 Antibodies and Longitudinal Change in Percent Emphysema and Lung Function: The MESA Lung Study. [Abstract] European Respiratory Society Annual Congress, Barcelona, Spain, September 7-11, 2013.
  6. MN Bartels, CP Aaron, HF Armstrong, M Bacchetta. Exercise testing as a predictor of pulmonary hypertension at time of lung transplant. [Abstract] International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting. Prague, 2012.

*Please see CV for complete list of publications