2008-09-18 / About Town

South County Welcomes Home Dr. Aaron Weisbord, Cardiologist

Dr. Aaron Weisbord, Cardiologist Dr. Aaron Weisbord, Cardiologist A real native of South County, Aaron Weisbord, M.D., was born at South County Hospital, grew up in South Kingstown and graduated from South Kingstown High School. After leaving the state to pursue educational and professional goals, he is now returning to serve his home town as a physician, joining South County Cardiology Associates on Kenyon Avenue in Wakefield.

One of Dr. Weisbord's strengths as a cardiologist is in developing relationships with patients and educating them about their medical issues. "I'd like to make coming to a cardiologist easier and less anxiety-producing for patients. I want to be able to reassure them but also make sure they fully understand the nature of their problem."

Upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in American history, Dr. Weisbord spent three years in Washington D.C. as a legislative aide to Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, helping to draft legislation on Veterans Affairs and acting as a liaison for Rhode Island students who needed assistance with government agencies. He was motivated to study medicine after his father, a History professor at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, developed cardiac disease. "It was an honor to work with Senator Reed helping Rhode Islanders with their problems on a daily basis. I realized I could continue to do that as a physician."

After taking post-baccalaureate science classes at URI,

Weisbord headed west to attend the UCLA School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. Returning to New England Dr. Weisbord completed his internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School. "While I enjoyed California, I missed the sense of community that you have as a New Englander." He continued to make his way closer to home when he accepted a fellowship at the Brown University School of Medicine where he excelled as an awardwinning teacher. Dr. Weisbord has recently begun seeing patients at his South County-based practice. "I am really pleased to

be serving the community where I grew up, caring for and developing relationships with patients and their families," he said. "My ability to achieve my goal of becoming a cardiologist had a lot to do with the top-quality experiences and education I got growing up in South County, and I am eager to give back to the community I've gotten so much from."

Dr. Weisbord lives with his wife and two young children in East Greenwich. His parents still reside in South Kingstown. He enjoys running and watching the Red Sox, but most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Weisbord joined South County Cardiology Associates in July. He is accepting new patients and can be reached in Wickford at (401) 294-5831.

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