Aaron Carrel, MD

Position title: Professor

Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 263-1203


BS, Union College, Schenectady, New York
MD, University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Dr. Aaron Carrel is professor (CHS) in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. He serves as medical director of the Pediatric Fitness Clinic. Carrel is committed to mentorship and research related to obesity and cardiovascular fitness. Previously, he served for six years on the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Fitness Advisory Board.

Clinical Interests

Carrel works in both the Pediatric Endocrine and Pediatric Fitness clinics and is interested in childhood growth and weight disturbances. In addition, he investigates strategies to improve cardiovascular fitness and Prader-Willi syndrome.

Research Interests

The projects in the Carrel Research Group address the relationship between obesity and body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and the development of insulin resistance in children. This work began with a study of the genetic form of obesity, Prader-Willi syndrome.