David M. Greer, MD, MA, professor and chair of Neurology, has been awarded the 2022 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The award recognizes national accomplishment in the field of neurological education.
According to the AAN, the awardee not only demonstrates leadership and devotion to neurological education, but also someone who has published widely and influenced generations of trainees.
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 the American Stroke Association, the American Neurological Association and the AAN. He is a well-regarded and dedicated medical educator, clinician-scientist and clinician.
Greer received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Williams College, both a master’s degree in English Literature and a medical degree from the University of Florida and an honorary MA degree from Yale University. 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 an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and professor of neurology at Yale, until coming to BUSM in 2017.
Among his many honors and awards, Greer has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007; he has received both Partners (MGH/Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and Yale Neurology Residency Program’s Teacher of the Year Award, multiple 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 multiple Stanley M. Wyman Teaching Awards from the MGH Department of Medicine.
Greer, who also is the Richard B. Slifka Chief of Neurology at Boston Medical Center, is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Neurology. 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 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, chapters, guidelines and books.
Founded in 1948, the AAN represents more than 36,000 members and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered care and enhancing member career satisfaction.