David M. Greer, MD

Chair, Neurology

David Greer
617.638.8456
75 East Newton Street

Biography

Dr. David Greer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and the Richard B. Slifka Chief of Neurology at Boston Medical Center. He has been a neurointensivist since 2001, having trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he began his career. He was then Vice Chair at Yale from 2010-17, before joining Boston University and Boston Medical Center in 2017.

Dr. Greer has been editor-in-chief of Seminars in Neurology since 2013, and was the inaugural editor-in-chief for Neurocritical Care on Call. He has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, chapters, guidelines and books. He helped create the NCS Brain Death Toolkit, and has previously served the Neurocritical Care Society on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and is the current Treasurer for NCS.

His research interests include predicting recovery from coma after cardiac arrest, brain death, and multiple stroke-related topics, including acute stroke treatment, temperature modulation and stroke prevention. He is the co-PI for the INTREPID study, evaluating fever prevention for acute vascular brain injury, and is an R01-funded investigator evaluating multi-modality imaging and EEG for assessing neuroprognosis after cardiac arrest. He was the lead author for the World Brain Death Project, and the lead author for the 2023 AAN Practice Parameters in Brain Death.

Dr. Greer’s greatest passion is in education in mentorship. In 2022, he received the prestigious A.B. Baker Lifetime Achievement Award for Neurological Education from the American Academy of Neurology. He has mentored innumerable students, residents, fellows and faculty, and considers himself a “lifelong mentor” for anyone and everyone he takes under his wing.

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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 2/2/2024

    Greer DM, Lewis A, Kirschen MP. New developments in guidelines for brain death/death by neurological criteria. Nat Rev Neurol. 2024 Feb 02. PMID: 38307923.

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  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Spears WE, Greer DM. Hypothermia to 33 °C Following Cardiac Arrest: Time to Close the Freezer Door for Good? JAMA Neurol. 2024 Feb 01; 81(2):115-117. PMID: 38109090.

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  • Published on 12/30/2023

    Stafford R, Chatzidakis S, Kim ISY, Zhang Y, Rina A, Brush B, Mian A, Abdalkader M, Greer DM, Smirnakis SM, Feske SK, Dupuis J, Ong CJ. Follow-up ASPECTS improves prediction of potentially lethal malignant edema in patients with large middle cerebral artery stroke. J Neurointerv Surg. 2023 Dec 30. PMID: 38160055.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Hirsch KG, Abella BS, Amorim E, Bader MK, Barletta JF, Berg K, Callaway CW, Friberg H, Gilmore EJ, Greer DM, Kern KB, Livesay S, May TL, Neumar RW, Nolan JP, Oddo M, Peberdy MA, Poloyac SM, Seder D, Taccone FS, Uzendu A, Walsh B, Zimmerman JL, Geocadin RG. Critical Care Management of Patients After Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society. Neurocrit Care. 2024 Feb; 40(1):1-37. PMID: 38040992.

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  • Published on 11/28/2023

    Hirsch KG, Abella BS, Amorim E, Bader MK, Barletta JF, Berg K, Callaway CW, Friberg H, Gilmore EJ, Greer DM, Kern KB, Livesay S, May TL, Neumar RW, Nolan JP, Oddo M, Peberdy MA, Poloyac SM, Seder D, Taccone FS, Uzendu A, Walsh B, Zimmerman JL, Geocadin RG. Critical Care Management of Patients After Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society. Circulation. 2024 Jan 09; 149(2):e168-e200. PMID: 38014539.

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  • Published on 11/20/2023

    Ong C, Huang Q, Kim I, Pohlmann J, Chatzidakis S, Brush B, Zhang Y, Du Y, Mallinger LA, Benjamin EJ, Dupuis J, Greer D, Smirnakis S, Trinquart L. Dynamic trajectories of life-threatening mass effect in patients with large middle cerebral artery stroke. Res Sq. 2023 Nov 20. PMID: 38045289.

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  • Published on 11/15/2023

    Varelas PN, Kananeh M, Brady P, Holden D, Mehta C, Ata A, Abdelhak T, Greer D, Rehman M. The Relationship Between Manifestation of Diabetes Insipidus and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Brain Death. Crit Care Med. 2024 Feb 01; 52(2):e58-e66. PMID: 37966309.

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  • Published on 11/3/2023

    Kirschen MP, Lewis A, Greer DM. The 2023 American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Child Neurology Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric and Adult Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria Determination Consensus Guidelines: What the Critical Care Team Needs to Know. Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 03. PMID: 37921516.

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  • Published on 10/11/2023

    Greer DM, Kirschen MP, Lewis A, Gronseth GS, Rae-Grant A, Ashwal S, Babu MA, Bauer DF, Billinghurst L, Corey A, Partap S, Rubin MA, Shutter L, Takahashi C, Tasker RC, Varelas PN, Wijdicks E, Bennett A, Wessels SR, Halperin JJ. Pediatric and Adult Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria Consensus Guideline. Neurology. 2023 Dec 12; 101(24):1112-1132. PMID: 37821233.

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  • Published on 10/11/2023

    Lewis A, Kirschen MP, Greer D. The 2023 AAN/AAP/CNS/SCCM Pediatric and Adult Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria Consensus Practice Guideline: A Comparison With the 2010 and 2011 Guidelines. Neurol Clin Pract. 2023 Dec; 13(6):e200189. PMID: 37829552.

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