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.
- Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Chief, Neurology, Boston Medical Center
- University of Florida College of Medicine, MD
- University of Florida, MA
- Williams College, BA
- Published on 9/2/2020
Sharma M, Creutzfeldt CJ, Lewis A, Patel PV, Hartog C, Jannotta GE, Blissitt P, Kross EK, Kassebaum N, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Wahlster S. Healthcare professionals' perceptions of critical care resource availability and factors associated with mental well-being during COVID-19: Results from a US survey. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 02. PMID: 32877508.
- Published on 8/27/2020
Sharma M, Lioutas VA, Madsen T, Clark J, O'Sullivan J, Elkind MSV, Willey JZ, Marshall RS, Selim MH, Greer D, Tirschwell DL, Burton T, Boehme A, Aparicio HJ. Decline in stroke alerts and hospitalisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2020 Aug 27. PMID: 32855352.
- Published on 8/14/2020
Anand P, Zakaria A, Benameur K, Ong C, Putman M, O'Shea S, Greer D, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Myoclonus in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Case Series. Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug 14. PMID: 32804787.
- Published on 8/3/2020
Greer DM, Shemie SD, Lewis A, Torrance S, Varelas P, Goldenberg FD, Bernat JL, Souter M, Topcuoglu MA, Alexandrov AW, Baldisseri M, Bleck T, Citerio G, Dawson R, Hoppe A, Jacobe S, Manara A, Nakagawa TA, Pope TM, Silvester W, Thomson D, Al Rahma H, Badenes R, Baker AJ, Cerny V, Chang C, Chang TR, Gnedovskaya E, Han MK, Honeybul S, Jimenez E, Kuroda Y, Liu G, Mallick UK, Marquevich V, Mejia-Mantilla J, Piradov M, Quayyum S, Shrestha GS, Su YY, Timmons SD, Teitelbaum J, Videtta W, Zirpe K, Sung G. Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria: The World Brain Death Project. JAMA. 2020 Aug 03. PMID: 32761206.
- Published on 7/30/2020
Migdady I, Rae-Grant A, Greer DM. Brain death evaluation during the pandemic. Neurology. 2020 Jul 30. PMID: 32732294.
- Published on 7/10/2020
Shulman JG, Jara H, Qureshi MM, Lau H, Finn B, Abbas S, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Mercado M, Greer D, Chapman M, Mian AZ, Takahashi CE. Perihematomal edema surrounding spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage by CT: Ellipsoidal versus morphometric volumetry. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jul 10; 99(28):e20951. PMID: 32664097.
- Published on 7/9/2020
Lewis A, Liebman J, Kreiger-Benson E, Kumpfbeck A, Bakkar A, Shemie SD, Sung G, Torrance S, Greer D. Ancillary Testing for Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria Around the World. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Jul 09. PMID: 32648194.
- Published on 7/1/2020
Cronberg T, Greer DM, Lilja G, Moulaert V, Swindell P, Rossetti AO. Brain injury after cardiac arrest: from prognostication of comatose patients to rehabilitation. Lancet Neurol. 2020 07; 19(7):611-622. PMID: 32562686.
- Published on 7/1/2020
Lewis A, Liebman J, Bakkar A, Kreiger-Benson E, Kumpfbeck A, Shemie SD, Sung G, Torrance S, Greer D. Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria in Countries in Asia and the Pacific. J Clin Neurol. 2020 Jul; 16(3):480-490. PMID: 32657070.
- Published on 6/24/2020
Lewis A, Kreiger-Benson E, Kumpfbeck A, Liebman J, Bakkar A, Shemie SD, Sung G, Torrance S, Greer D. Determination of death by neurologic criteria in Latin American and Caribbean countries. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Jun 24; 105953. PMID: 32593465.
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