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Dr. Golnosh Sharafsaleh, MD, MS, AGSF, FAAFP


Dr. Sharafsaleh is double board-certified in geriatric medicine and family medicine.  She received her Master's of Science from the University of Utah in Gerontology.  She then received her medical doctorate from the Ross University School of Medicine. Her residency training in family practice was completed at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  After becoming board-certified in Family Medicine, she furthered her education by completing a one year fellowship solely dedicated to geriatric medicine at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Experience and Professionalism 

Since completing her training, Dr. Sharafsaleh has been working as a primary care provider and as a geriatric consultant. She served on staff at Wake Forest Medical Center as a primary care physician and geriatrician for 3 years prior to becoming a fellowship program director at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton, NC.  While in Morganton for more than 5 years, Dr. Sharafsaleh trained physicians, such as Dr. Marshall, to become our nation's next geriatricians. As a fellowship program director, Dr. Sharafsaleh has been recognized as a leader in her field of training. She has been recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. In 2021 she was 1 of 15 geriatricians recognized nationally as an American Geriatric Society Fellow. The distinction of Fellow is awarded to members of the academy who have demonstrated a professional commitment to their specialty, contributed to the field of practice, and are dedicated to clinical care, education, research, and continuing professional development. 

Physicians Who Care

Dr. Sharafsaleh takes a holistic approach to care, ensuring that patients age well, remain independent, and maintain the highest quality of life possible. Dr. Sharafsaleh's areas of focus and interest in geriatric medicine include primary preventative care, multi-morbidity, frailty, polypharmacy and deprescribing, memory disorders, delirium prevention, and care. 

Family Life 

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. She is also a dedicated mother to three beautiful children ....and three dogs!