Ariel R. Green, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Ariel Ruth Green, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Dementia, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Consultation and Preventative Health, Geriatric Medicine, Polypharmacy, Primary Care of Older Adults more

Research Interests

Reducing use of potentially harmful medicines in older adults; shared decision making; dementia more

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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
Phone: 410-550-0925 | Fax: 410-550-8701
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Dr. Ariel Green is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include geriatric medicine and general internal medicine, with a particular interest in reducing use of potentially harmful medications in older adults. 

Dr. Green earned her medical degree, Master of Public Health and PhD in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and performed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins.  

Her research, supported by the National Institute on Aging, is evaluating the impact on patient and caregiver outcomes of pragmatic interventions to optimize prescribing for older adults with dementia in primary care.

Dr. Green is a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness. She is also a member of the American Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee. She co-authored The American Geriatrics Society’s recommendations for Choosing Wisely, a national initiative that aims to promote conversations between patients and doctors about avoiding unhelpful medical tests and treatments.

A former journalist, Dr. Green has published personal essays and op-eds in Annals of Internal Medicine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, among other publications. She has been recognized with several awards, including the American Geriatrics Society Choosing Wisely Champion Award. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2011)


  • Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2011)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Green’s research focuses on improving how older adults and their family caregivers make decisions about potentially harmful or unhelpful therapies.

Technology Expertise Keywords

Geriatric medicine, primary care of older adults, dementia, polypharmacy and medication safety in older adults

Selected Publications

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Green AR, Aschmann H, Boyd CM, Schoenborn N. Patient-Preferred Language to Achieve Goal-Aligned Deprescribing in Older Adults: Results From a National Survey. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e212633

Green AR, Boyd CM, Gleason KS, Wright L, Kraus CR, Bedoy R, Sanchez B, Norton J, Sheehan OC, Wolff JL, Reeve E, Maciejewski ML, Weffald LA, Bayliss EA. Designing a Primary-Care Based Deprescribing Intervention for Patients with Dementia and Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 28 Jul 2020, 35(12):3556-3563

Green AR, Wolff JL, Echavarria DM, Chapman M, Phung A, Smith D, Boyd CM. How Clinicians Discuss Medications During Primary Care Encounters Among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan;35(1):237-246

Green AR, Lee P, Reeve E, Wolff J, Chen CCG, Kruzan R, Boyd CM. Clinicians’ perspectives on barriers and enablers of optimal prescribing in patients with dementia and coexisting conditions. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 May-Jun;32(3):383-391

Green AR, Reifler LM, Bayliss EA, Weffald LA, Boyd CM. Drugs contributing to anticholinergic burden and risk of fall or fall-related injury among older adults with mild cognitive impairment, dementia and multiple chronic conditions: A retrospective cohort study. Drugs Aging. 2019 Mar;36(3):289-297

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation

Activities & Honors


  • Selected for U.S. Deprescribing Network Junior Investigator Intensive program, 2020
  • Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, 2018
  • Johns Hopkins Emerging Women’s Leadership Program, 2017
  • Choosing Wisely Champion Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2016 - 2016
  • Educational Program Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education, 2016
  • 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


  • American Geriatrics Society

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Deprescribing: Pearls for Clinician Communication with Cognitively Impaired Older Adults and Their Caregivers
    Speaker, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Portland, OR (01/01/2019)
  • The causes and consequences of overuse: Older adults’ perspectives
    Speaker, Lown Institute Conference, Boston, MA (01/01/2017)
  • 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
    Speaker, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting plenary session, Grapevine, TX (01/01/2003)

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • Aging and the Art of Losing, The New York Times (December 19, 2013)
  • A young geriatrician on the struggles of Alzheimer’s patients – and their caretakers, The Washington Post (September 2, 2013)
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