Joel Aronson

Joel Seth Aronson, RPh

Retired Clinical Pharmacy Specialist | VAMC

Mr. Aronson retired in 2019 after more than 45 years as a clinical pharmacist, serving patients and staff in hospital settings. Inspired by a childhood love for chemistry and a desire to help others, he attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1972. He began his career at Boston City Hospital in 1974 and remained on staff following its merger with Boston University Medical Center Hospital in 1996 to become Boston Medical Center, where he remained until 2002. In 2004, he became a staff clinical hospital pharmacist for the VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, becoming a clinical pharmacy specialist in 2011. At the VA Medical Center, Mr. Aronson specialized in inpatient dispensing and counseling veterans; training pharmacy students, pharmacy residents and pharmacy technicians; working with hospital pharmacy leadership to schedule pharmacists appropriately for evening and weekend shifts; and coordinating care with prescribers and outpatient pharmacies. He was recognized with an I-CARE Leadership Award pin from the United States Department for Veterans Affairs. Mr. Aronson was motivated by a desire to make sure that veterans received the highest level of care with the fewest barriers to access. He attributes his success to his compassion, listening skills, commitment to care and attention to detail.

Legacy Video

A Marquis-produced video highlights Mr. Aronson’s full career journey and professional accomplishments.

The Star Treatment

Mr. Aronson spoke with Star Jones about dedicating his career to ensure people had access to the life-saving medications they needed.

Video Biography

Mr. Aronson’s career achievements have been chronicled in this 2021 video narrative.

Marquis Homepage

Mr. Aronson’s Marquis homepage showcases his honors and professional biography.

Bloomberg Magazine

A recent Bloomberg feature celebrates Mr. Aronson as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Healthcare Professional.

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Forbes Magazine

Mr. Aronson announced his status as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional in a Forbes Magazine feature.

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Wall Street Journal

Mr. Aronson was featured among a distinguished group of Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal

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Top Professionals

In honor of his career-long dedication to serving others through pharmacy, Mr. Aronson was named a Marquis Top Healthcare Provider.

Fortune Magazine

Mr. Aronson was featured among a distinguished group of listees in the April/May 2022 edition of Fortune Magazine.

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Marquis Newsletter

Mr. Aronson provided updates on his goals and professional philosophy in a recent Marquis newsletter.

Marquis Insight Magazine

Mr. Aronson was featured in an in-depth profile for the fourth edition of Marquis Insight Magazine. 

American Way Magazine

Mr. Aronson was recognized on page 84 in American Way Magazine as a Distinguished 2020 Nominee. 


Mr. Aronson was recognized on page 111 in Hemispheres Magazine as a 2021 Distinguished Leaders Nominee.

2020 Press Release

In his 2020 press release, Mr. Aronson is celebrated for his dedication to the pharmaceutical industry.

Marquis Radio

In his Marquis Radio interview, Mr. Aronson spoke about combining his passion for chemistry with an in-borne desire to help people, which he was able to fully explore during his career.

2021 Press Release

In his 2021 press release, Mr. Aronson is recognized for excellence in pharmacy due to noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in his field.

Star Treatment Press Release

Mr. Aronson’s interview with Star Jones was announced via press release.

Industry Leaders

Mr. Aronson’s skills and expertise have landed him status among Industry Leaders.


Mr. Aronson’s career achievements are organized in a comprehensive timeline.



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