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

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

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  • Assistant 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

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Dr. Ariel Green is Assistant 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 and a masters degree in public health 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 focuses on medication safety in older adults, shared decision making between patients, family caregivers and doctors, and improving the care of older adults with dementia.

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 and the American College of Physicians Council of Subspecialty Societies. 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 tests, treatments and procedures.

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. She has been recognized with several awards, including the American Geriatrics Society Choosing Wisely Champion Award. more



  • 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)

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 vulnerable 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, Segal J, Tian J, Oh E, Roth DL, Hilson L, Dodson JL, Boyd CM. Use of bladder antimuscarinics among older adults with impaired cognition. J Am Geriatr Soc J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov 7. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14498 [Epub ahead of print]

Green AR, Jenkins A, Masoudi FA, Magid DJ, Kutner JS, Leff B, Matlock DD. Decision-Making Experiences of Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Oct;39(10):1061-1069

Green AR, Leff B, Wang Y, Spatz ES, Masoudi FA, Peterson PN, Daugherty SL, Matlock DD. Geriatric Conditions in Patients Undergoing Defibrillator Implantation for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Prevalence and Impact on Mortality. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Jan;9(1):23-30

Green AR, Boyd CM, Rickard J, Gomon R, Leff B. Attitudes of older adults with serious competing health risks toward their implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: A pilot study. BMC Geriatr. 2015 Dec 23;15(1):173

Green AR, Oh E, Hilson L, Tian J, Boyd CM. Anticholinergic burden in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov 23. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14554

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation

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
  • Choosing Wisely Champion Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2016 - 2016
  • Educational Program Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education, 2016


  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American College of Physicians

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.
    CME course, Edmund G. Beacham 41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics conference, MD (01/01/2014)
  • Choosing Wisely to Improve Care for Geriatric Patients
    Plenary Session, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, TX (01/01/2013)

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