Karen welcomes Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and former CEO of Worldwide Orphans, to the show to discuss her work serving children and communities around the world.
After spending a decade as a school teacher, Dr. Jane Aronson switched paths and earned her medical degree in 1986. She completed several residencies, including a pediatric residency and chief residency in New Jersey, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Columbia Presbyterian/Babies Hospital in New York City. From 1992 to 2000, she was the Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Director of the International Adoption Medical Consultation Services in Mineola, NY.
In 1997, Aronson founded Worldwide Orphans Foundation. WWO's mission is to transform the lives of orphaned children and it accomplishes this through programs that address the medical and developmental conditions of children living in orphanages abroad.
In July 2000, Dr. Aronson went into private practice as Director of International Pediatric Health Services in New York City. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Weill Medical College in New York, and has evaluated over 4,000 children adopted from abroad as an adoption medicine specialist. She has traveled to orphanages in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Romania, Russia, Vietnam, and throughout Latin America.