David Greer, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

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

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 School of Medicine

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 - 11/07/2020 (PI)
Bard Medical Division, C.R. Bard, Inc.


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  1. Greer DM. Determination of Brain Death. N Engl J Med. 2021 Dec 30; 385(27):2554-2561. PMID: 34965339
  2. Greer DM. Derek Stitt, MD, and Joseph E. Safdieh, MD. Semin Neurol. 2021 12; 41(6):631. PMID: 34826866
  3. Greer DM. Pria Anand, MD, and Joshua P. Klein, MD, PhD. Semin Neurol. 2021 10; 41(5):473-474. PMID: 34619773
  4. Nadjarian A, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Awtry EH, Bhatia JS, Caruso LB, Clay A, Greer D, Hingorani KS, Horta LFB, Ibrahim M, Ieong MH, James T, Kulke MH, Lim R, Lowe RC, Moses JM, Murphy J, Nozari A, Patel AD, Silver B, Theodore AC, Wang RS, Weinstein E, Wilson SA, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center. Crit Care Med. 2021 10 01; 49(10):1739-1748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34115635; PMCID: PMC8439631; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005155;
  5. Rajagopalan S, Cruz Navarro J, Baghshomali S, Kirschen M, Greer D, Kofke WA, Balu R. Physiological Signatures of Brain Death Uncovered by Intracranial Multimodal Neuromonitoring. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2021 Oct 01; 33(4):347-350. PMID: 31876632
  6. Prescott BR, Saglam H, Duskin JA, Miller MI, Thakur AS, Gholap EA, Hutch MR, Smirnakis SM, Zafar SF, Dupuis J, Benjamin EJ, Greer DM, Ong CJ. Anisocoria and Poor Pupil Reactivity by Quantitative Pupillometry in Patients With Intracranial Pathology. Crit Care Med. 2021 Sep 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34637415
  7. Migdady I, Amin M, Shoskes A, Hassett C, Rae-Grant A, Snider SB, Greer DM, Cho SM, George P. Outcomes, Time-Trends, and Factors Associated With Ancillary Study Use for the Determination of Brain Death. Crit Care Med. 2021 09 01; 49(9):e840-e848. PMID: 33852444
  8. Greer DM. Sung-Min Cho DO, MHS, and Romergryko G. Geocadin, MD, FNCS, FAAN, FANA. Semin Neurol. 2021 08; 41(4):327-328. PMID: 34412141
  9. Kurtz P, Storm C, Soares M, Bozza F, Maciel CB, Greer DM, Bastos LSL, Melo U, Mazza B, Santino MS, Seabra Lannes R, de Moraes APP, Passos JT, Moralez GM, Santos RC, Machado MM, Saturnino SF, Mendes CL, Oswaldo Vianna A, Salluh J. Clinical Characteristics and In-Hospital Mortality of Cardiac Arrest Survivors in Brazil: A Large Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Jul; 3(7):e0479. PMID: 34345824; PMCID: PMC8322515; DOI: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000479;
  10. Claassen J, Akbari Y, Alexander S, Bader MK, Bell K, Bleck TP, Boly M, Brown J, Chou SH, Diringer MN, Edlow BL, Foreman B, Giacino JT, Gosseries O, Green T, Greer DM, Hanley DF, Hartings JA, Helbok R, Hemphill JC, Hinson HE, Hirsch K, Human T, James ML, Ko N, Kondziella D, Livesay S, Madden LK, Mainali S, Mayer SA, McCredie V, McNett MM, Meyfroidt G, Monti MM, Muehlschlegel S, Murthy S, Nyquist P, Olson DM, Provencio JJ, Rosenthal E, Sampaio Silva G, Sarasso S, Schiff ND, Sharshar T, Shutter L, Stevens RD, Vespa P, Videtta W, Wagner A, Ziai W, Whyte J, Zink E, Suarez JI. Proceedings of the First Curing Coma Campaign NIH Symposium: Challenging the Future of Research for Coma and Disorders of Consciousness. Neurocrit Care. 2021 07; 35(Suppl 1):4-23. PMID: 34236619; PMCID: PMC8264966; DOI: 10.1007/s12028-021-01260-x;
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Brain Death
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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