David M. Greer, MD

Chair, Neurology

David Greer
(617) 638-5102
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


  • Published on 11/4/2017

    Mac Grory B, Vu L, Cutting S, Marcolini E, Gottschalk C, Greer D. Distinguishing Characteristics of Headache in Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Headache. 2017 Nov 04. PMID: 29105063.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Lewis A, Greer D. Response. Chest. 2017 Oct; 152(4):904. PMID: 28991548.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Maciel CB, Morawo AO, Tsao CY, Youn TS, Labar DR, Rubens EO, Greer DM. SSEP in Therapeutic Hypothermia Era. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Sep; 34(5):469-475. PMID: 28557905.

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  • Published on 8/24/2017

    Greer DM. Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MD. Semin Neurol. 2017 Aug; 37(4):391-392. PMID: 28837984.

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  • Published on 8/17/2017

    Stretz C, Gao C, Greer DM, Loomis C, Gilmore EJ, Kundishora AJ, Matouk CC, Hwang DY. Intracerebral Hemorrhage with Intraventricular Extension-Getting the Prognosis Right Early. Front Neurol. 2017; 8:418. PMID: 28861039.

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  • Published on 7/6/2017

    Sreekrishnan A, Leasure AC, Shi FD, Hwang DY, Schindler JL, Petersen NH, Gilmore EJ, Kamel H, Sansing LH, Greer DM, Sheth KN. Functional Improvement Among Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) Survivors up to 12 Months Post-injury. Neurocrit Care. 2017 Jul 06. PMID: 28685394.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Maciel CB, Barden MM, Greer DM. Neurologic Recovery After Cardiac Arrest: a Multifaceted Puzzle Requiring Comprehensive Coordinated Care. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Jul; 19(7):52. PMID: 28536893.

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  • Published on 6/15/2017

    Lewis A, Greer D. POINT: Should Informed Consent Be Required for Apnea Testing in Patients With Suspected Brain Death? No. Chest. 2017 Oct; 152(4):700-702. PMID: 28625581.

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  • Published on 6/15/2017

    Lewis A, Greer D. Rebuttal From Drs Lewis and Greer. Chest. 2017 Oct; 152(4):704-705. PMID: 28625582.

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  • Published on 6/13/2017

    George IC, Youn TS, Marcolini EG, Greer DM. Clinical Reasoning: Acute onset facial droop in a 36-year-old pregnant woman. Neurology. 2017 Jun 13; 88(24):e240-e244. PMID: 28607144.

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