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Ariel R. Green, M.D., M.P.H.
Ariel Ruth Green, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Geriatric Medicine
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925
5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
John R. Burton Pavilion
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Dr. Ariel Green is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include geriatric health, geriatric consultations and preventive health.
Dr. Green earned her M.D. and master’s of public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and performed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2014. She is a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness.
Her research focuses on improving the care of older adults with disabling combinations of conditions, and decision-making surrounding the use of potentially inappropriate medications and invasive medical technologies in vulnerable older adults.
She co-authored The American Geriatrics Society’s “5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” as part of the Choosing Wisely initiative to help patients take a more involved role in their health care by learning to choose medical tests and treatments that are supported by scientific evidence and are truly necessary. A former journalist, Dr. Green writes frequently about health issues and has authored several essays and op-eds in national publications including The Washington Post and The New York Times.
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Internal Medicine (2011)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2014)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2014, 2016)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)
Research & Publications
Dr. Green’s research focuses on informing and improving decisions surrounding the use of invasive medical technologies for older adults with complex medical diseases.
Her long-term goals are to conduct epidemiologic research, create public health initiatives, and help shape policies that improve the lives of older adults.
Lab Website: Ariel Green Lab
Peer-Reviewed Original Science Publications:
Rickard J, Cheng A, Spragg D, Green A, Leff B, Tang WH, Cantillon D, Baranowski C, Wilkoff CL, Tchou P. Survival in octogenarians undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy compared to the general population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan 28. Epub ahead of print.
Skolasky RL, Green AF, Scharfstein D, Reider L, Boult C, Wegener ST. Psychometric properties of the Patient Activation Measure among multi-morbid older adults. Health Serv Res. 2011 Apr;46(2):457-78.
Boult CB, Green AF, Boult LB, Pacala JT, Snyder C, Leff B. Successful models of comprehensive care for older adults with chronic conditions: Evidence for the IOM's "Retooling for an Aging America" Report. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Dec. 7; 57(12):2328.
Green AF (Frank), Rebok G, Lyketsos CG. Influence of social network characteristics on cognition and functional status with aging. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Sep; 23(9):972-8.
Peer-Reviewed Educational Publications
AGS Choosing Wisely Workgroup (Mulhausen P*, Chun A*, Green A*, Hayward A*, Lee S*, Leff B*, McNabney M*, Sharma P*, Vitale C*). *Contributed equally to work. American Geriatrics Society identifies another five things that healthcare providers and patients should question. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May;62(5):950-60.
AGS Choosing Wisely Workgroup (Mulhausen P*, Chun A*, Green A*, Hayward A*, Lee S*, Leff B*, McNabney M*, Sharma P*, Vitale C*). *Contributed equally to work. American Geriatrics Society identifies five things that healthcare providers and patients should question. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr;61(4):622-31.
Green A. Aging and the art of losing. (essay) The New York Times. December 19, 2013. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/aging-and-the-art-of-losing/
Green A. A young geriatrician on the struggles of Alzheimer's patients – and their caretakers. (essay) Washington Post. September 2, 2013. Page E4.
Green A. History. (essay) J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26(11):1383.
Green A. The Journey. (essay) Ann Intern Med. 2008 Oct. 7;149(7):511.
Activities & Honors
- Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Mentored Career Development Award, 2014 - 2017
- David E. Rogers Award for professionalism, medical ethics, and community leadership, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008
- Sol Goldman Award for excellence in geriatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008
Videos & Media
Lectures and Presentations
A Geriatrician's Perspective on Successful Aging. A Woman's Journey
Johns Hopkins Medicine Annual Women's Health Conference , MD (01/01/2014)
Helping patients make wise choices about their health care.
Edmund G. Beacham 41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics conference , MD (01/01/2014)
Choosing Wisely to improve care for geriatric patients: Recommendation 4. Do not use benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotics in older adults as first choice for insomnia, agitation or delirium.
American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting plenary session , TX (01/01/2013)
Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
“Age and the Art of Losing,” The New York Times, December 19, 2013