David M. Greer, MD

Chair, Neurology

David Greer
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


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


  • Published on 7/16/2018

    Greer DM. Stacey L. Clardy, MD, PhD. Semin Neurol. 2018 Jun; 38(3):263-264. PMID: 30011406.

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  • Published on 7/10/2018

    Beekman R, Greer DM, Brooks DC, Maciel CB. Author response: Clinical Reasoning: Prognostication after cardiac arrest: What do we really know? Neurology. 2018 Jul 10; 91(2):103. PMID: 29987180.

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  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Lewis A, Greer D. Medicolegal Complications of Apnoea Testing for Determination of Brain Death. J Bioeth Inq. 2018 Jul 06. PMID: 29980920.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    Dhakar MB, Sivaraju A, Maciel CB, Youn TS, Gaspard N, Greer DM, Hirsch LJ, Gilmore EJ. Electro-clinical characteristics and prognostic significance of post anoxic myoclonus. Resuscitation. 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 29964146.

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  • Published on 5/23/2018

    Greer DM. Nicoline Schiess, MD, MPH. Semin Neurol. 2018 Apr; 38(2):131-132. PMID: 29791937.

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  • Published on 5/14/2018

    Lansky AJ, Messé SR, Brickman AM, Dwyer M, Bart van der Worp H, Lazar RM, Pietras CG, Abrams KJ, McFadden E, Petersen NH, Browndyke J, Prendergast B, Ng VG, Cutlip DE, Kapadia S, Krucoff MW, Linke A, Scala Moy C, Schofer J, van Es GA, Virmani R, Popma J, Parides MK, Kodali S, Bilello M, Zivadinov R, Akar J, Furie KL, Gress D, Voros S, Moses J, Greer D, Forrest JK, Holmes D, Kappetein AP, Mack M, Baumbach A. Proposed Standardized Neurological Endpoints for Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: An Academic Research Consortium Initiative. Eur Heart J. 2018 May 14; 39(19):1687-1697. PMID: 28171522.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    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 Apr; 46(4):602-611. PMID: 29300237.

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  • Published on 3/16/2018

    Greer DM. Tracy Batchelor, MD, and Dr. med. Wolfgang Wick. Semin Neurol. 2018 Feb; 38(1):1-2. PMID: 29548044.

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  • Published on 2/3/2018

    Yaghi S, Chang AD, Hung P, Mac Grory B, Collins S, Gupta A, Reynolds J, Finn CB, Hemendinger M, Cutting SM, McTaggart RA, Jayaraman M, Leasure A, Sansing L, Panda N, Song C, Chu A, Merkler A, Gialdini G, Sheth KN, Kamel H, Elkind MSV, Greer D, Furie K, Atalay M. Left Atrial Appendage Morphology and Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Cross-Sectional Multicenter Pilot Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Jun; 27(6):1497-1501. PMID: 29398537.

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  • Published on 1/31/2018

    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 Feb 27; 90(9):423-426. PMID: 29386276.

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