Aron Wahrman

Senior Fellow

Aron D. Wahrman, MD, MBA

  • Associate Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Aron D. Wahrman, MD, MBA is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wahrman graduated from Columbia University with a concentration in Literature and was then admitted to Yale Medical School, graduating in 1984. He pursued postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and at Georgetown. He was then in solo private practice in Philadelphia for 15 years before being recruited back to Temple, where he rose to Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency.

Dr. Wahrman also served on the Library Committee of the Temple Faculty Senate. After eight years at Temple, he was appointed Section Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Philadelphia and Wilmington Veterans Administration Medical Centers and continued his academic and clinical activity as part of Penn Plastic Surgery where he is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery. He serves on the National Surgery Advisory Board for Plastic Surgery, within the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been named a “Top Doctor” by the Castle Connolly Organization, Vitals, as well as by Philadelphia Magazine in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was elected by his peers to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and also sits on the executive board of the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (with an interest in business curriculum for resident trainees).

Dr. Wahrman completed an MBA at Temple’s Fox School of Business in 2011 and a Master’s in Healthcare Delivery Science at Dartmouth in 2015. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Annals of Plastic Surgery and was elected President of the Pennsylvania State Society of Plastic Surgeons (known as the Robert H.Ivy Society) for the 2017-18 term. He has been a visiting professor or lecturer at Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, University of Iowa, Harvard, Mt. Sinai, Yale, Washington University in St. Louis, and was the Stanley A. Klatsky, MD Lecturer in the Business of Healthcare at Johns Hopkins in March 2018. He has had experience in device and supply chain consulting for DSM, HCA/Healthtrust, Restorix Health and other entities.

Dr. Wahrman is an avid collector of antiquarian books and ephemera, primarily in the history of surgery. He also serves on the advisory committee for the Mutter Museum and Library at the Philadelphia College of Physicians. He was elected to the Grolier Club in 2008, and is also a shareholder of the Library Company of Philadelphia and a member of Philobiblon. His wife Margaret Wahrman is a career counselor and adjunct professor at the Community College of Philadelphia and at Rosemont College. They have five children.

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