David M. Greer, MD

Chair, Neurology

David Greer
75 East Newton Street


Dr. Greer’s research interests include predicting recovery from coma after cardiac arrest, brain death, and multiple stroke-related topics, including acute stroke treatment and stroke prevention. He is a leader in the Neurocritical Care Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Stroke Association. Additionally, he is a well-regarded and dedicated medical educator and clinician.

Dr. Greer received his BA in English Literature from Williams College, an MA in English Literature and MD from University of Florida, and an MA, privatim, from Yale. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by fellowship training in vascular neurology and neurocritical care, also at MGH. Previously, he was as Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Neuroscientist at MGH before joining the faculty at Yale.

Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Greer has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007; he has received the Yale Neurology Residency Program’s Teacher of the Year Award, two Presidential Citations each from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society, the Partners Neurology “Superman” Resident Teaching Award from the MGH Department of Neurology and the Stanley M. Wyman Teaching Award from the MGH Department of Medicine.

Dr. Greer is the editor-in-chief of both Neurocritical Care Live and Seminars in Neurology. He serves as a reviewer for several journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Brain, Neurology, and Stroke. He is a fellow of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, American Neurological Association and Neurocritical Care Society. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, chapters, guidelines and books.

Other Positions

  • Chief, Neurology, Boston Medical Center
  • Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine


  • University of Florida College of Medicine, MD
  • University of Florida, MA
  • Williams College, BA


  • Published on 10/15/2018

    Greer DM. Ariane Lewis, MD and James L. Bernat, MD. Semin Neurol. 2018 Oct; 38(5):493-494. PMID: 30321885.

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  • Published on 9/21/2018

    Amorim E, Ghassemi MM, Lee JW, Greer DM, Kaplan PW, Cole AJ, Cash SS, Bianchi MT, Westover MB. Estimating the False Positive Rate of Absent Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Cardiac Arrest Prognostication. Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep 21. PMID: 30247243.

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  • Published on 9/11/2018

    Lewis A, Bernat JL, Blosser S, Bonnie RJ, Epstein LG, Hutchins J, Kirschen MP, Rubin M, Russell JA, Sattin JA, Wijdicks EFM, Greer DM. Author response: An interdisciplinary response to contemporary concerns about brain death determination. Neurology. 2018 Sep 11; 91(11):536-538. PMID: 30201752.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Zhang LY, Zhang J, Kim RK, Matthews JL, Rudich DS, Greer DM, Lesser RL, Amin H. Risk of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Monocular Vision Loss of Vascular Etiology. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Sep; 38(3):328-333. PMID: 29369960.

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  • Published on 8/20/2018

    Greer DM. Jeremy J. Moeller, MD, MSc, FRCPC. Semin Neurol. 2018 Aug; 38(4):403-404. PMID: 30125892.

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  • Published on 7/16/2018

    Greer DM. Stacey L. Clardy, MD, PhD. Semin Neurol. 2018 Jun; 38(3):263-264. PMID: 30011406.

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  • Published on 7/10/2018

    Beekman R, Greer DM, Brooks DC, Maciel CB. Author response: Clinical Reasoning: Prognostication after cardiac arrest: What do we really know? Neurology. 2018 Jul 10; 91(2):103. PMID: 29987180.

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  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Lewis A, Greer D. Medicolegal Complications of Apnoea Testing for Determination of Brain Death. J Bioeth Inq. 2018 Sep; 15(3):417-428. PMID: 29980920.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    Dhakar MB, Sivaraju A, Maciel CB, Youn TS, Gaspard N, Greer DM, Hirsch LJ, Gilmore EJ. Electro-clinical characteristics and prognostic significance of post anoxic myoclonus. Resuscitation. 2018 10; 131:114-120. PMID: 29964146.

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  • Published on 5/23/2018

    Greer DM. Nicoline Schiess, MD, MPH. Semin Neurol. 2018 04; 38(2):131-132. PMID: 29791937.

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