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So Glad You Are Here.

Welcome to GeriAcademy; I hope you enjoy this free resource. I created GeriAcademy to provide older adults and loved ones with information on aging-related topics. I am grateful to the physicians and specialists who care about the aging process and volunteer their time to contribute to this site. 


The study of aging and caring for older adults is my passion. Before medical school, I completed a Master of Science in gerontology. I have training as a family physician with additional training in geriatric medicine and am board certified in both. These opportunities have given me a better understanding of gerontology and geriatrics. 

GeriAcademy takes a holistic approach to provide education and general information on aging and aging diseases. I believe that the mind and body global approach to educating older adults and their loved ones will improve overall health and quality of life. Please send me a message on aging topics that you would like covered.

More about Dr. Sharafsaleh

Dr. Sharafsaleh is an American Geriatric Society Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Sharafsaleh is double board-certified in geriatric medicine and family medicine. She received her bachelor's of science in behavioral health and master's of science in gerontology from the University of Utah.  She then received her medical doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Sharafsaleh completed a family medicine residency, followed by a one-year fellowship solely dedicated to geriatric medicine at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Sharafsaleh has experience working both as a consultant and a primary care physicians. She also has experience in graduate medical education as a geriatric fellowship program director. She enjoys teaching young doctors about the field of geriatric medicine and has experience creating residency and fellowship geriatric research, quality improvement, and education curriculums. In addition to creating and managing the GeriAcademy blog and podcast, she works at her private medical practice, Golden Oak Medicine in Asheville, NC. Her focus and interest in geriatric medicine include disease prevention, healthy aging, public education, multi-morbidity, frailty, polypharmacy, deprescribing, memory disorders, delirium prevention, and treatment.             

Dr. Sharafsaleh prides herself on living a balanced life. Having grown up in Salt Lake City, Utah she loves hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Dr. Sharafsaleh and her husband live in Asheville, NC. They are dedicated to raising their three beautiful children.. and three dogs. 

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