Dr. Mallory McClester
Geriatrics Fellow, 2013-2014
Dr. Mallory McClester is a first year Geriatric Medicine fellow at the University of North Carolina.
I graduated from John Carroll University in 2006 with a major in psychology, a minor in biology, and a concentration in neuroscience. I completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati. I was a member of the Geriatric Medical Students Scholars program during my four years there and couldn't wait to get back to my passion. Family Medicine Residency brought me to UNC and Geriatrics Fellowship has kept me at this amazing institution.
My interest in geriatrics stems from watching my four grandparents all age so differently. I have volunteered in nursing and assisted living homes for as long as I can remember. I am thrilled to finally be able to do more than just talk with the patients and to actually provide care to this very special population. Family Medicine training gave me a perspective of looking at the whole patient including the medical, social, psychological and functional status. Now in fellowship, I use this lens to my advantage as our patients have so many layers of complexity. I am a primary caregiver at my core with a special interest in the Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Additionally, with the shortage of geriatricians and the booming population growth in patients over the age of 65, I am interested in educating medical students and residents on best practices in caring for the elderly.