Aeron Small is a third-year cardiology fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is originally from Chicago, completed medical school and obtained a master’s degree in translational research at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by residency in internal medicine at Yale. For the P&GM T32 fellowship, Aeron is completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Pradeep Natarajan’s group with a focus on the genetics of valvular heart disease.

In his free time, Aeron enjoys playing jazz guitar and spending time at home with his wife, son, and two cats.

Genomics, Valvular heart disease, Echocardiography

I am broadly interested in the pathobiology of valvular heart disease. During the T32 program, I hope to leverage my interests in genomics and cardiovascular imaging to better elucidate the functional mechanisms underlying calcific aortic valve disease.