Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD

Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Oran Aaronson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.Read his story

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301

Nashville, TN 37203

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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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.   "


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

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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  • 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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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

Dr. Aaronson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Aaronson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aaronson to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Aaronson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

TN |
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...more
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in Church Hill, Tn |
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...more
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in Smyrna, TN |
dr aaronson has been treating me for 10 years he is the only dr i trust
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in Brentwood TN |
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...more
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in Nashville, TN |
After consulting with 2 other neurosurgeons during which I felt like a cattle call for patients that need spinal surgery, I came away feeling as though Dr. Aaronson listened, explained and wants to provide the best, most appropriate care for my situation. I would recommend Dr. Parkinson without...more
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Dr. Aaronson accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Elect Choice PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Amerivantage Balance + Rx HMO
    Amerivantage Classic + Rx HMO
    Amerivantage Classic Choice + Rx HMO-POS
    Amerivantage Specialty + Rx HMO-SNP
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Select
    Federal Employee Program
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Bluegrass Family Health HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice PPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Community Plan
    Definity Health
    Heritage Choice
    Heritage Select
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage - Chronic Complete HMO-SNP
    Secure Horizons
    Secure Horizons PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    UHCCP AmeriChoice TN - TennCare, Secure Plus Complete
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
    USA Managed Care Organization PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • WellCare
    Medicare Advantage
  • Windsor Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Aaronson has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
2011 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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