Keith Aaronson, MD, MS

Keith Aaronson, MD, MS, is the Bertram Pitt, MD Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, the Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant Service and the Center for Circulatory Support and the Co-Director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Management Program for Michigan Medicine. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, completed his residency at the University of Michigan Health System, and a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Aaronson has a particular interest in modeling outcomes in advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support to inform appropriate utilization of health resources. He co-developed the first prospectively validated survival model for patients with advanced heart failure, the Heart Failure Survival Score, which remains in use by heart failure specialists worldwide to help select the most appropriate candidates for heart transplantation and other advanced therapies. He was national Co-PI of the completed HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) Bridge to Transplant ADVANCE Trial, the NHLBI-funded REVIVE-IT trial and the ongoing REVIVAL registry. His present research includes investigations of novel devices for percutaneous circulatory support, cardiac remodeling and cardiorenal syndrome.