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Maryjo Cleveland

Maryjo L. Cleveland MD

Associate Professor; Geriatrics and Gerontology; Medical Director, Geriatric Clinics and Memory Assessment Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Maryjo Cleveland, MD, is a Board Certified Geriatrician who has spent 25 years caring for older adults in just about every kind of care setting, from hospital to clinic to nursing home. Her special interest is diagnosis and management of patients with dementia and supporting their care partners. Since joining the faculty at Wake Forest in 2017, she has also had the opportunity to participate in research related to dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Cleveland is the PI for the Wake Forest Baptist site of the US POINTER study, a prospective randomized controlled trial to determine if certain lifestyle interventions can preserve cognitive function in older adults. She is also the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director, which allows her the opportunity to share her passion for this population with the next generation of amazing physicians.

When not at work, Dr. Cleveland can generally be found on a bike trail with her husband or on her back porch with a good book. She has four adult children, and visiting with them is always high on her priority list!

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Meta-Analysis: Evidence-Based Prevention of Alzheimer Disease