Dr. Jane Aronson

Pediatrician and CEO, Worldwide Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson is a pediatrician, adoption medicine specialist and the CEO of Worldwide Orphans, a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to orphans and at-risk children in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam. Since 2000, she has had a pediatric practice specializing in adoption medicine, conducted medical missions to orphanages in over 14 countries and evaluated well over 10,000 children. Dr. Aronson is on faculty at Cornell University, Columbia University and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and speaks all over the world advocating for orphans, including Women in the World and the Unite for Sight Global Health Conference at Yale. Dr. Aronson has created a celebrity platform with Amy Poehler, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Connie Britton, Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, Zachary Quinto, Rosie O’Donnell and Katie Couric to build awareness of the global orphan crisis. Her many recognitions include the Angel in Adoption Award, Glamour Woman of the Year, Time 100 Nominee, Honored Alumna of Valley Stream North High School, Hunter College Hall of Fame, and Distinguished Alumna from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Aronson writes for Huffington Post Impact and is available to provide innovative problem solving for children living in adversity. She is regularly featured in the media, including frequent guest appearances on CNN and NPR. She is the author of Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption: Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents, and she is the parent of two sons through adoption: Benjamin from Vietnam and Desalegn from Ethiopia.