Aaron Rothstein

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Aaron Rothstein, M.D., is an EPPC fellow in the Bioethics and American Democracy Program and an attending neurovascular physician and neuroepidemiologist. He completed his neurovascular fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and his residency in neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University and his M.D. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Aaron Rothstein, M.D., is an EPPC fellow in the Bioethics and American Democracy Program and an attending neurovascular physician and neuroepidemiologist. He completed his neurovascular fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and his residency in neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University and his M.D. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

From 2014-2021 he was the author of the New Atlantis blog “Practicing Medicine,” which focused on the inner workings of the field of medicine and its theoretical, practical, and ethical complexities. He has also written essays and criticism for the New AtlantisPublic Discourse, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and Commentary.

In addition to his duties, Aaron hosts the EPPC podcast Searching for Medicine’s Soul, which explores key themes in the relationship between human flourishing and the medical field.

You can follow him on Twitter @aaronrothstein.

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Wisdom of the Sage

Aaron Rothstein

Despite our ignorance about Solomon and his wisdom, we are drawn to this story of a quintessentially enigmatic human figure, with a life that “mirrors our own strivings and doubts.”

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The Weekly Standard / June 17, 2013

Going Viral

Aaron Rothstein

Read this article on the Wall Street Journal.

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Wall Street Journal / August 10, 2012

Mental Disorder or Neurodiversity?

Aaron Rothstein

Embracing, not fixing, mental differences

Articles

The New Atlantis / June 22, 2012

On Seeing the World

Aaron Rothstein

Our world is even more complex, despite having closed many of Seneca’s thousands of doors that open onto death—and this is good.

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The Weekly Standard / May 7, 2012

Bodies Count

Aaron Rothstein

In Stalin’s Genocides, Norman Naimark, the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies at Stanford, wonders why Lemkin, and those who followed his analysis at the United Nations in writing the Genocide Convention, created a concept that incorporated Hitler’s killings—the attempt to extirpate the Jews was an attempt to exterminate an ethnic group (and nation)—but did not extend as far as Stalin’s murders.

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The Weekly Standard / April 4, 2011

Healing Signs

Aaron Rothstein

We have come very far in medicine, but have still barely plunged into the depths of knowledge of medical science.

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The Weekly Standard / February 14, 2011

Methodological Morality

Aaron Rothstein

A review of Sam Harris’s “The Moral Landscape”

Commentary / January 1, 2011

Long for This World, by Jonathan Weiner

Aaron Rothstein

Aaron Rothstein reviews Jonathan Weiner’s “Long for This World”

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Commentary / November 1, 2010