Jeffrey K Aronson


Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist


  • Methods of classifying, detecting, and reporting adverse drug reactions, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and the use of anecdotal reports
  • Innovation in drug therapy
  • Monitoring therapy in chronic disease
  • Systematic reviews of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic modelling
  • The role of mechanisms in the philosophy of evidence-based medicine
  • Linguistic aspects of medicine and pharmacology

Teaching and training

  • Teaching medical students the fundamentals of therapeutics.
  • Ad hoc two-week special study modules in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics for medical students.
  • Masterclass in prescribing for medical students
  • Co-author of didactic textbooks (e.g. “The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy”) and contributor of chapters to others
  • Editor, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions (16th edition, 2015) and of its annual updates, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals 1-35
  • Co-editor (with John Talbot), Stephens’ Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions: Principles and Practice. 6th edition


  • President Emeritus, Honorary Fellow, and Vice-President Publications, British Pharmacological Society; Vice President Publications
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the British National Formulary
  • Chairman of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission’s Expert Advisory Group on Nomenclature