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

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

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.

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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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…
09/15/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-NINDS

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

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 D. Should the Brain Death Exam With Apnea Test Require Surrogate Informed Consent? No: The UDDA Revision Series. Neurology. 2023 Aug 01; 101(5):221-222. PMID: 37429710; PMCID: PMC10401682; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207333;
  2. Teixeira FJP, Ahmad B, Gibatova V, Ameli PA, da Silva I, Carneiro T, Roth W, Ford JL, Selfe TK, Greer DM, Busl KM, Maciel CB. Do Neuroprognostic Studies Account for Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Bias in Their Methodology? The SPIN Protocol for a Systematic Review. Crit Care Explor. 2023 Jul; 5(7):e0943. PMID: 37396931; PMCID: PMC10309514; DOI: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000943;
  3. Greer DM. Pria Anand, MD, Anna Cervantes-Arslanian, MD, and Steven Feske, MD. Semin Neurol. 2023 Apr; 43(2):185. PMID: 37379848
  4. Hingorani KS, Barnes E, Carneiro T, Sader E, Anand P, Ong CJ, Chung D, Daneshmand A, Suchdev K, Takahashi C, Greer D, Shulman JG, Aparicio HJ, Nguyen TN, Romero JR, AbdalKader M, Feske SK, Kimmel SD, Weinstein ZM, Fagan M, Dobrilovic N, Awtry E, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Strokes in Patients With Injection Drug Use and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis - A Case Series. Neurohospitalist. 2023 Jul; 13(3):272-277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37441214; PMCID: PMC10334046; DOI: 10.1177/19418744231159460;
  5. Kim N, Kitlen E, Garcia G, Khosla A, Miller PE, Johnson J, Wira C, Greer DM, Gilmore EJ, Beekman R. Validation of the rCAST score and comparison to the PCAC and FOUR scores for prognostication after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2023 Jul; 188:109832. PMID: 37178901
  6. Spears WE, Lewis A, Bakkar A, Kreiger-Benson E, Kumpfbeck A, Liebman J, Sung G, Torrance S, Shemie SD, Greer DM. What does "brainstem death" mean? A review of international protocols. Can J Anaesth. 2023 Apr; 70(4):651-658. PMID: 37131037
  7. Gardiner D, Greer DM, Bernat JL, Meade MO, Opdam H, Schwarz SKW. Answering global challenges to the determination of death: consensus-building leadership from Canada. Can J Anaesth. 2023 Apr; 70(4):468-477. PMID: 37131024
  8. Greer DM. An updated practice guideline for death determination: one giant leap for the field led by Canada. Can J Anaesth. 2023 Apr; 70(4):478-482. PMID: 37131022
  9. Dupre AE, Cronin MFM, Schmugge S, Tate S, Wack A, Prescott BR, Li C, Auerbach S, Suchdev K, Al-Faraj A, He W, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Lehan W, Russo M, Pugsley B, Greer D, Shin M, Ong CJ. A machine learning eye movement detection algorithm using electrooculography. Sleep. 2023 Apr 12; 46(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36255119; DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsac254;
  10. Greer DM. Abhimanyu Mahajan, MD, MHS, and Ludy C. Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA. Semin Neurol. 2023 Feb; 43(1):1. PMID: 37011663
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Brain Death
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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