Adam Aronson, MD

Dr. Aronson understands the challenges of being a busy working parent as well as anyone.
With five kids, ages 1-10, the greatest challenge of his work is balancing a demanding career with a young family. “After a hectic day of seeing patients, often past closing time, and then bringing home a lot of paperwork, I still have to take care of my family,” he says.
But what makes that challenge more manageable is the value he and his family place upon the important work that he is doing. “My wife and kids understand that if I’m home late or not there in the morning, it’s because I’m helping take care of kids who need me. They take pride in that and appreciate it.”
Dr. Aronson takes great pride in his work as well. “The most rewarding part of my work is following the kids along and watching them grow. Every family takes pride in that, but we get to share in lots of families’ milestones.”
What’s especially poignant is seeing the many families who followed Dr. Aronson to Kids First from his former practice at the Pediatric Center of Chicago in Lincoln Park, whom he has watched grow for 9-10 years now. “I was there on the day they were born, and it’s so very rewarding to see them grow to healthy, productive teens.”
It is not only the milestones that Dr. Aronson finds so meaningful, though. The small moments when he can sense he made a difference for a family can be so powerful. “Sometimes I leave the room with a little bit of the tear in my eye, knowing that I made a difference, that it was not just a regular check up.”
Working with such a tremendous staff at Kids First is one of the best parts of Dr. Aronson’s job. “My co workers front to back, top to bottom are all wonderful. Kids First is more than our name, it’s our culture. We all really believe that.”

Dr. Adam Aronson, a proud father of five, joined Kids First Pediatric Partners in 2007. After graduating from Temple Medical School in 1999, Dr. Aronson completed his pediatrics residency at the Einstein Medical Center, and then spent a year working at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2002, he joined the Pediatric Center of Chicago in Lincoln Park where he remained until joining Kids First Pediatrics. Dr. Aronson enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.