David M. Greer, MD

Chair, Neurology

David Greer
617.638.8456
75 East Newton Street

Biography

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

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 12/23/2019

    Rajagopalan S, Cruz Navarro J, Baghshomali S, Kirschen M, Greer D, Kofke WA, Balu R. Physiological Signatures of Brain Death Uncovered by Intracranial Multimodal Neuromonitoring. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2019 Dec 23. PMID: 31876632.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/17/2019

    Greer DM. Sashank Prasad, MD. Semin Neurol. 2019 Dec; 39(6):669-670. PMID: 31847036.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Wartenberg KE, Hwang DY, Haeusler KG, Muehlschlegel S, Sakowitz OW, Madžar D, Hamer HM, Rabinstein AA, Greer DM, Hemphill JC, Meixensberger J, Varelas PN. Correction to: Gap Analysis Regarding Prognostication in Neurocritical Care: A Joint Statement from the German Neurocritical Care Society and the Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocrit Care. 2019 Dec; 31(3):596. PMID: 31435836.

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  • Published on 11/18/2019

    Maciel CB, Barden MM, Youn TS, Dhakar MB, Greer DM. Neuroprognostication Practices in Postcardiac Arrest Patients: An International Survey of Critical Care Providers. Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov 18. PMID: 31743225.

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  • Published on 11/1/2019

    Greer DM. The Case for Broad Subspecialty Training. Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov; 47(11):1648-1649. PMID: 31397715.

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  • Published on 10/22/2019

    Greer DM. Michelle Kaku, MD, and Peter Siao, MD. Semin Neurol. 2019 10; 39(5):515-516. PMID: 31639833.

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  • Published on 10/1/2019

    Wartenberg KE, Hwang DY, Haeusler KG, Muehlschlegel S, Sakowitz OW, Madžar D, Hamer HM, Rabinstein AA, Greer DM, Hemphill JC, Meixensberger J, Varelas PN. Gap Analysis Regarding Prognostication in Neurocritical Care: A Joint Statement from the German Neurocritical Care Society and the Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocrit Care. 2019 10; 31(2):231-244. PMID: 31368059.

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  • Published on 9/18/2019

    Greer DM. Anna M. Cervantes-Arslanian, MD. Semin Neurol. 2019 08; 39(4):415-416. PMID: 31533180.

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  • Published on 8/2/2019

    Greer DM. Anna M. Cervantes-Arslanian, MD. Semin Neurol. 2019 06; 39(3):293-294. PMID: 31378864.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Greer DM, Lewis A. Restoration of cellular activity after decapitation. Nat Rev Neurol. 2019 Aug; 15(8):438-439. PMID: 31127252.

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