David Aron is a retired clinical endocrinologist and health services researcher at the Cleveland VA Medical Center where he was also Director of Clinical Program Research and Education, and leader of the VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, a training program in quality improvement. He received his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. He is Emeritus Professor of Medicine School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He also teaches a class on Managing Complex Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management. In addition to more than 150 peer-reviews papers, he is the author of a recent book entitled Complex Systems in Medicine: A Hedgehog’s Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management as well as an upcoming book An Insider’s Guide to Academic Medicine.