Oran S. Aaronson, MD

Dr. Aaronson was born in London, England. Completed undergraduate studies with First Class Honors at the University of London, Kings College and obtained his medical degree at the University of London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1997. He also completed a Masters of Management in Healthcare degree at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management where he received the Dean's Award. His post graduate training was done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he completed an internship in general Surgery and residency in neurosurgery in 2004. From 2004 until 2016 he was an attending neurosurgeon and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to having a busy practice treating patients with a focus on spinal conditions, he 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 he was the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center. In 2017 he joined the Howell Allen Clinic which is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health and continues to provide comprehensive personalized spine care.


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.

Medical School

2013 - Master of Management in Health Care (M.M.H.C.), Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1997 - M.B.,B.S. (M.D.), University of London, The Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital


1999-2004 - Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Chief Resident 2004)


2007-Present - Board Certified: American Board of Neurosurgery

Awards and Honors

Listed in the Consumers' Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons and has received the Five Star Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction.
Patient experience ratings on Healthgrades.com is 4.6 out of 5 stars.