Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD

Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from St. Bartholomew's Hospital and Royal London Hospitals in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301

Nashville, TN 37203

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Dr. Aaronson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Aaronson "I was born in London, England. Completed undergraduate studies with First Class Honors at the University of London, Kings College and obtained my medical degree at the University of London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1997. I also completed a Masters of Management in Healthcare degree at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management where I received the Dean's Award. My post graduate training was done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I completed an internship in general Surgery and residency in neurosurgery in 2004. Since 2004 I have been an attending neurosurgeon and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to having a busy practice treating patients, I was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Nashville Veteran's Hospital and the Residency Program Director in charge of training the next generation of neurosurgeons. Most recently I was the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center. In 2017 I will be joining the Howell Allen Clinic in Nashville and continue to provide comprehensive personalized spine care. My clinical interests include surgery of the spine with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, degenerative spinal disorders such as disc herniations and spinal stenosis, complex spinal reconstruction and spinal tumors. I am listed in the Consumers' Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons and have received the Five Star Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Aaronson "I strive to provide excellent and compassionate care that is tailored towards specific patients and their unique conditions. Where possible I employ non-surgical management options and only recommend surgery when absolutely necessary.   "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture
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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of London
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • St. Bartholomew's Hospital and Royal London Hospitals
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Vanderbilt University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD
I had to go in Dr. Aaronson office on 3-12-2018 because I had fallen hard and wanted to make sure I did not damage my back where he done my back surgery. I did not seen the Doctor but a nurse. I want to let you know everyone of his workers had a big smile on their faces. Makes you feel better when...Read More
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Mary Price in Pleasant View Tenn – Mar 14, 2018
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Very knowledgeable, has a great reputation from other patients. He is very polite and a man of few words. Only small criticism is the he does seem to be "on to the next patient" pretty quickly. Front desk staff at Howell Allen Clinic are not very "patient oriented". To be fair, they are not rude...Read More
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TN – Nov 22, 2017
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I first saw Dr. Aaronson 3 years ago. He had me try pain management first. Eventually I had to have surgery. I knew I wanted Dr. Aaronson to perform the surgery. It was extensive. I am so happy to have found him. I feel he was God sent. My wife an I think he is a wonder caring doctor. We would...Read More
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Jerry McLain in Church Hill, Tn – Aug 29, 2017
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dr aaronson has been treating me for 10 years he is the only dr i trust
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roxie mintz in Smyrna, TN – Mar 10, 2017
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Highly qualified given his years of experience. Excellent listener, provides the rationale for his recommendations. Engages with you on a personal level and is concerned if your wait was too long or there were any system issues with his office. Was voted 'Most Compassionate Physician" by Vanderbilt...Read More
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Sharon H. Cox in Brentwood TN – Jan 16, 2017
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