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.