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 1/3/2018

    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 03. PMID: 29300237.

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  • Published on 12/21/2017

    Greer DM. Steven K. Feske, MD. Semin Neurol. 2017 Dec; 37(6):597-598. PMID: 29270931.

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  • Published on 12/20/2017

    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. PMID: 29262427.

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  • Published on 12/18/2017

    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. 2017 Dec 18. PMID: 29251628.

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  • Published on 12/13/2017

    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. PMID: 29236169.

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  • Published on 12/5/2017

    Greer DM. Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD, FANA, FASN, FAAN. Semin Neurol. 2017 Oct; 37(5):481-482. PMID: 29207408.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    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 Dec; 27(3):326-333. PMID: 28685394.

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  • Published on 11/24/2017

    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. 2017 Nov 24; 1-3. PMID: 29171806.

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  • Published on 11/14/2017

    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. PMID: 29133614.

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  • 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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