David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA, FNCS, FAAN, FANA

Greer_David-152-5x3-5Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-7730
Fax: 617-638-7758

Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine (1995)
Internship: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1996)
Residency: Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (1999)
Fellowship: Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (2001)
Board Certifications: Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care
Special interests: coma, acute stroke, targeted temperature management, brain death

Recent Publications

Lewis A, Bernat JL, Blosser S, Bonnie RJ, Epstein LG, Hutchins J, Kirschen MP, Rubin M, Russell JA, Sattin JA, Wijdicks EFM, Greer DM. An interdisciplinary response to contemporary concerns about brain death determination. Neurology. 2018 Jan 31. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005033. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005033. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29386276.

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 Jan 22. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000613. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29369960.

Weber U, Johnson J, Anderson N, Knies AK, Nhundu B, Bautista C, Huang KB, Hamza M, White J, Coppola A, Akgün KM, Greer DM, Marcolini EG, Gilmore EJ, Petersen NH, Timario N, Poskus K, Sheth KN, Hwang DY. Dedicated Afternoon Rounds for ICU Patients’ Families and Family Satisfaction With Care. Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan 3. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002963. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29300237.

Hwang DY, Greer DM. Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology: Current Evidence and Consensus Practice. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec;38(6):711-712. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608797. Epub 2017 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 29262427.

Chang CF, Goods BA, Askenase MH, Hammond MD, Renfroe SC, Steinschneider AF, Landreneau MJ, Ai Y, Beatty HE, da Costa LHA, Mack M, Sheth KN, Greer DM, Huttner A, Coman D, Hyder F, Ghosh S, Rothlin CV, Love JC, Sansing LH. Erythrocyte efferocytosis modulates macrophages towards recovery after intracerebral hemorrhage. J Clin Invest. 2018 Feb 1;128(2):607-624. doi: 10.1172/JCI95612. Epub 2017 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 29251628.

Youn TS, Lavin P, Patrylo M, Schindler J, Kirshner H, Greer DM, Schrag M. Current treatment of central retinal artery occlusion: a national survey. J Neurol. 2017 Dec 13. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8702-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29236169.

Greer DM, Wijdicks EFM, Kaufmann TJ. Letter to the Editor. Computed tomography angiography in brain death determination: is there justification for its use? J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;128(2):650-653. doi: 10.3171/2017.4.JNS17824. Epub 2017 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 29171806.

Beekman R, Greer DM, Maciel CB. Poor neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest; a spectrum with individual implications. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2017 Sep 7;8:85-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ebcr.2017.08.002. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 29159067.

Beekman RB, Greer DM, Brooks DC, Maciel CB. Clinical Reasoning: Prognostication after cardiac arrest: What do we really know? Neurology. 2017 Nov 14;89(20):e239-e244. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004649. PubMed PMID: 29133614.

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 Aug 17;8:418. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00418. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28861039.

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 Dec;27(3):326-333. doi: 10.1007/s12028-017-0425-4. PubMed PMID: 28685394.

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. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004030. PubMed PMID: 28607144.

Maciel CB, Morawo AO, Tsao CY, Youn TS, Labar DR, Rubens EO, Greer DM. SSEP in Therapeutic Hypothermia Era. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000392. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28557905.

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. doi: 10.1007/s11936-017-0548-0. Review. PubMed PMID: 28536893.

Izzy S, Mazwi NL, Martinez S, Spencer CA, Klein JP, Parikh G, Glenn MB, Greenberg SM, Greer DM, Wu O, Edlow BL. Revisiting Grade 3 Diffuse Axonal Injury: Not All Brainstem Microbleeds are Prognostically Equal. Neurocrit Care. 2017 May 5. doi: 10.1007/s12028-017-0399-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28477152.

Maciel CB, Hirsch LJ, Greer DM, Alkawadri R. Accurate Neuroprognostication in Cardiac Arrest Survivors: Details Matter! Resuscitation. 2017 Jun;115:e3-e4. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.03.030. Epub 2017 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 28363821.

Neavyn MJ, Stolbach A, Greer DM, Nelson LS, Smith SW, Brent J, Tormoehlen LM; American College of Medical Toxicology. ACMT Position Statement: Determining Brain Death in Adults After Drug Overdose. J Med Toxicol. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s13181-017-0606-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28255927.

Marehbian J, Greer DM. Normothermia and Stroke. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2017 Jan;19(1):4. doi: 10.1007/s11940-017-0437-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 28243991.

Maciel CB, Hwang DY, Greer DM. Organ donation protocols. Handb Clin Neurol. 2017;140:409-439. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63600-3.00023-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 28187813.

Cox Bauer CM, Greer DM, Kram JJ, Kamelle SA. Corrigendum to ‘Tumor diameter as a predictor of lymphatic dissemination in endometrioid endometrial cancer’ [Gynecol. Oncol. 141 (2016) 199-205]. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Mar;144(3):649. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.11.049. Epub 2017 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 28131527.

Kram JJF, Greer DM, Cabrera O, Burlage R, Forgie MM, Siddiqui DS. Does current cefazolin dosing achieve adequate tissue and blood concentrations in obese women undergoing cesarean section? Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2017 Mar;210:334-341. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.01.022. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 28122314.

Wang HH, Varelas PN, Henderson GV, Wijdicks EF, Greer DM. Improving uniformity in brain death determination policies over time. Neurology. 2017 Feb 7;88(6):562-568. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003597. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 28077490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5304462.

Schaefer SM, Rostami R, Greer DM. Movement Disorders in the Intensive Care Unit. Semin Neurol. 2016 Dec;36(6):607-614. Epub 2016 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 27907965.

Malhotra A, Schindler J, Mac Grory B, Chu SY, Youn TS, Matouk C, Greer DM, Schrag M. Cerebral Microhemorrhages and Meningeal Siderosis in Infective Endocarditis. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017;43(1-2):59-67. doi: 10.1159/000452718. Epub 2016 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 27871078.

Maciel CB, Greer DM. ICU Management of the Potential Organ Donor: State of the Art. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Sep;16(9):86. doi: 10.1007/s11910-016-0682-1. Review. PubMed PMID: 27498101.

Ngui EM, Greer DM, Bridgewater FD, Salm Ward TC, Cisler RA. Trends and Progress in Reducing Teen Birth Rates and the Persisting Challenge of Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27440119.

Sreekrishnan A, Dearborn JL, Greer DM, Shi FD, Hwang DY, Leasure AC, Zhou SE, Gilmore EJ, Matouk CC, Petersen NH, Sansing LH, Sheth KN. Intracerebral Hemorrhage Location and Functional Outcomes of Patients: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Dec;25(3):384-391. PubMed PMID: 27160888.

Greer DM, Varelas PN, Wijdicks EF. American Academy of Neurology Guidelines and the Neurologic Determination of Death-Reply. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jun 1;73(6):761. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0431. PubMed PMID: 27065178.

Youn TS, Maciel CB, Greer DM. Cerebral Edema After Cardiac Arrest: Tell Tale Sign of Catastrophic Injury or a Treatable Complication? Neurocrit Care. 2016 Apr;24(2):151-2. doi: 10.1007/s12028-016-0267-5. PubMed PMID: 26975403.

Cox Bauer CM, Greer DM, Kram JJ, Kamelle SA. Tumor diameter as a predictor of lymphatic dissemination in endometrioid endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 May;141(2):199-205. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.02.017. Epub 2016 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 26905210.

Edlow BL, Copen WA, Izzy S, Bakhadirov K, van der Kouwe A, Glenn MB, Greenberg SM, Greer DM, Wu O. Diffusion tensor imaging in acute-to-subacute traumatic brain injury: a longitudinal analysis. BMC Neurol. 2016 Jan 11;16:2. doi: 10.1186/s12883-015-0525-8. PubMed PMID: 26754948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4707723.

Citerio G, Cypel M, Dobb GJ, Dominguez-Gil B, Frontera JA, Greer DM, Manara AR, Shemie SD, Smith M, Valenza F, Wijdicks EF. Organ donation in adults: a critical care perspective. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Mar;42(3):305-15. doi: 10.1007/s00134-015-4191-5. Epub 2016 Jan 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 26754754.

Cox Bauer CM, Bernhard KA, Greer DM, Merrill DC. Maternal and neonatal outcomes in obese women who lose weight during pregnancy. J Perinatol. 2016 Apr;36(4):278-83. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.202. Epub 2016 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 26741574.

Forgie MM, Greer DM, Kram JJ, Vander Wyst KB, Salvo NP, Siddiqui DS. Foley catheter placement for induction of labor with or without stylette: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;214(3):397.e1-397.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.043. Epub 2015 Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 26723197.

Greer DM, Wang HH, Robinson JD, Varelas PN, Henderson GV, Wijdicks EF. Variability of Brain Death Policies in the United States. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Feb;73(2):213-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.3943. PubMed PMID: 26719912.

Edlow BL, Copen WA, Izzy S, van der Kouwe A, Glenn MB, Greenberg SM, Greer DM, Wu O. Longitudinal Diffusion Tensor Imaging Detects Recovery of Fractional Anisotropy Within Traumatic Axonal Injury Lesions. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Jun;24(3):342-52. doi: 10.1007/s12028-015-0216-8. PubMed PMID: 26690938; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4884487.

Greer DM. Cardiac Arrest and Postanoxic Encephalopathy. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2015 Oct;21(5 Neurocritical Care):1384-96. doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000223. Review. PubMed PMID: 26426236.

Tjoe JA, Greer DM, Ihde SE, Bares DA, Mikkelson WM, Weese JL. Improving Quality Metric Adherence to Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy among Surgeons Within a Multihospital Health Care System. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep;221(3):758-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 26228015.

Hirsch KG, Mlynash M, Eyngorn I, Pirsaheli R, Okada A, Komshian S, Chen C, Mayer SA, Meschia JF, Bernstein RA, Wu O, Greer DM, Wijman CA, Albers GW. Multi-Center Study of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Coma After Cardiac Arrest. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Feb;24(1):82-9. doi: 10.1007/s12028-015-0179-9. PubMed PMID: 26156112.

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of BU School of Medicine