Starla Wise

Starla Marie-Stiles Wise

Assistant Professor of Clinical Geo

One Stetson Square

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Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA, 2005 (Biology (concentration on Biotechnology))

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg, VA, 2009 (Osteopathic Medicine)

Internship, Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC, 2010 (Internal Medicine)

Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem, NC, 2013 (Neurology )

Fellowship, Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem, NC, 2014 (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -2020 Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

2014 -2016 General Neurologist, Riverside Medical Group, Williamsburg, VA

2013 -2014 Fellow in Neurophsysiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

Research and Practice Interests

2011 – 2013
Clinical Research, Department of Neurology, Wake Forest
Baptist Health. Thirty-day readmission study in Stroke; Principle Investigator: Cheryl Bushnell M.D. This was a retrospective study evaluating risk factors that were common in patients who were readmitted 30 days after their initial admission for ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

Clinical Focus


Pain Medicine


Electrodiagnostic Medicine



American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)



Dr. Wise is a general neurologist with additional interests in medical student and resident education.


Published Books

Wise S and Bushnell C (2016. ) Sex-Specific Risk Factors for Stroke in Women. In: Seshadri S, Debette S (eds). Risk Facotrs for Cerebrovascular Disease and stroke. Oxford, England , Oxford University Press

Electronic Journal

Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD. (2015. ) Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. American Journal of Medicine Qual., 30 (5 ) ,


Poster Presentations

Wells RE, Stewart A, Strauss L, Wise S, Granetzke L, Kumar S, Kumar V, Pierce C, Speiser4 J, O'Connell N. (2019. ) Educating Patients On New Treatments: The Experience of One Headache Center's Launch of the New CGRP Migraine Medications. American Headache Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. .

Post Graduate Training and Education

2009-2010 Internship - Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, , Winston-Salem, NC

2010-2013 Neurology Residency Program, Wake Forest Baptist Health, , Winston-Salem, NC

2013-2014 Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, Wake Forest Baptist Health, , Winston-Salem, NC

Other Information

Clinical Focus and Interests:
Dr. Wise treats a variety of neurological conditions with a clinical focus on headache and neuromuscular medicine.,