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Aaron Rothstein

Aaron Rothstein, M.D., is a neurovascular fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.

He is the author of the blog “Practicing Medicine,” which focuses on the inner workings of the field of medicine and its theoretical, practical, and ethical complexities. He has also written for The New Atlantis, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and Commentary.

You can follow him on Twitter @aaronrothstein, and e-mail him at

In The New Atlantis

Toward a More Human Medicine

Number 52 ~ Spring 2017

Vaccines and Their Critics, Then and Now

Number 44 ~ Winter 2015

Mental Disorder or Neurodiversity?

Number 36 ~ Summer 2012

Other Publications

  • “Dementia, Dualism, and What Makes Us Human,” Public Discourse, June 6, 2019
  • “A Passover in Self-Imposed Exile,” Tablet, April 23, 2019
  • “Why the Hippocratic Oath Still Matters,” Public Discourse, June 11, 2018
  • “Dazzling Dendrites,” Weekly Standard, March 16, 2018
  • “Why the Humanities Matter,” NYU Lit Med Magazine, Winter 2017
  • “Bellevue: The Best and the Worst of America,” Public Discourse, April 7, 2017
  • “Psychology at Nuremberg,” Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2016
  • “All Death is Death Without Dignity,” Public Discourse, September 23, 2016
  • “Wisdom of the Sage,” Weekly Standard, June 17, 2013
  • “Going Viral” Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2012
  • “On Seeing the World,” Weekly Standard, May 7, 2012
  • “Bodies Count,” Weekly Standard, April 4, 2011
  • “Healing Signs,” Weekly Standard, February 14, 2011
  • “Methodological Morality,” Commentary, January 2011
  • “Review of Long for This World,” Commentary, November 2010