David Greer, MD
Chair
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Neurology

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



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.

Chief
Boston Medical Center
Neurology


Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Neurology




Quantitative oculography and arousal recovery in comatose cardiac arrest patients
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Michael Cronin
American Heart Association



Multimodal network connectivity architecture (MOCA) of the brain and its role in the recovery of consciousness in comatose cardiac arrest patients
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
The General Hospital Corporation / MGH National Institutes

Influence of Cooling duration on Efficacy in Cardiac Arrest Patients (ICECAP) Trial
09/19/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
The General Hospital Corporation / MGH National Heart, Lung
1UG3HL145269-01A1

Consulting Agreement - Impact of fever prevention in brain injury patients
11/07/2017 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
Bard Medical Division, C.R. Bard, Inc.


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  1. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38160055
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38045289; PMCID: PMC10690305; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3594179/v1;
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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. 2024 Mar 01; 52(3):376-386. PMID: 37921516
     
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC10791061; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207740;
     
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC10567121; DOI: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000200189;
     
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201729
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Debate simmers over when doctors should declare brain death

NPR 2/11/2024

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Declaring a child brain dead can prompt showdowns. New rules seek to resolve those doubts.

USA Today 10/12/2023

Medical Groups Issue Consensus Definition of Brain Death

HealthDay 10/12/2023

Defining Brain Death: Medical Groups Set New Guideline to Standardize Evaluation

Tech Times 10/12/2023

Brain Death Guidelines Revised

Medpage Today 10/11/2023

New Guidance Issued on the Determination of Brain Death AAN, AAP, CNS and SCCM Develop Consensus Practice Guideline

AP 10/11/2023

New guidance issued on the determination of brain death

SCIENMAG 10/11/2023

New Guidelines for Determining Brain Death Released

Medscape 10/11/2023

What does ‘brain dead’ really mean? The battle over how science defines the end of life

Nature 7/11/2023

Progress in Neurocritical Care Brings Hope to Patients Previously Considered Hopeless

Neurology Today 10/6/2022

This just in

Milton Times 9/7/2022

David M. Greer Receives AB Baker Award for Neurologic Education

Neurology Today 5/19/2022

Smoking a 'Major Driver' of Worse Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury

Medscape 10/20/2021

Smoking a 'Major Driver' of Worse Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury

Medscape 10/20/2021

New Study Supports Single Brain Death Examination As Sufficient

Neurology Today 2/18/2021

Could neurological complications be common even in mild COVID-19?

News-Medical.Net 12/18/2020

Dead in California, Alive in New Jersey: Neurologists Seek Nationwide Consistency in Policies for Determining Brain Death

Neurology Today 1/9/2020

What the Post-Mortem Pig Brain Study Really Says About Brain Death

Neurology Today 6/6/2019

Doctors Face Scrutiny About Defining Death

The Wall Street Journal 5/28/2018

At CHOP, two boys were diagnosed with brain death. Here's what that means

Philly.com 5/24/2018
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Stroke
Coma
Brain Death
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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