David Greer, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 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 DM. Aneeta Saxena, MD, and David L. Perez, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANPA. Semin Neurol. 2022 Apr; 42(2):77. PMID: 35675818
  2. Greer DM. Marcelo Matiello, MD, MSc, and Lee H. Schwamm, MD. Semin Neurol. 2022 Feb; 42(1):1. PMID: 35576924
  3. Chan WP, Prescott BR, Barra ME, Chung DY, Kim IS, Saglam H, Hutch MR, Shin M, Zafar SF, Benjamin EJ, Smirnakis SM, Dupuis J, Greer DM, Ong CJ. Dexmedetomidine and Other Analgosedatives Alter Pupil Characteristics in Critically Ill Patients. Crit Care Explor. 2022 May; 4(5):e0691.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35783547; DOI: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000691;
  4. Beekman R, Crawford A, Mazurek MH, Prabhat AM, Chavva IR, Parasuram N, Kim N, Kim JA, Petersen N, de Havenon A, Khosla A, Honiden S, Elliott Miller P, Wira C, Daley J, Payabvash S, Greer DM, Gilmore EJ, Taylor Kimberly W, Sheth KN. Bedside monitoring of hypoxic ischemic brain injury using low-field, portable brain magnetic resonance imaging after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2022 Jul; 176:150-158. PMID: 35562094
  5. Miller MI, Orfanoudaki A, Cronin M, Saglam H, So Yeon Kim I, Balogun O, Tzalidi M, Vasilopoulos K, Fanaropoulou G, Fanaropoulou NM, Kalin J, Hutch M, Prescott BR, Brush B, Benjamin EJ, Shin M, Mian A, Greer DM, Smirnakis SM, Ong CJ. Natural Language Processing of Radiology Reports to Detect Complications of Ischemic Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2022 Aug; 37(Suppl 2):291-302.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35534660
  6. Greer DM. Determination of Brain Death. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2022 04 21; 386(16):e44. PMID: 35443121
  7. Fischer D, Edlow BL, Giacino JT, Greer DM. Neuroprognostication: a conceptual framework. Nat Rev Neurol. 2022 Jul; 18(7):419-427. PMID: 35352033; DOI: 10.1038/s41582-022-00644-7;
  8. Spears W, Mian A, Greer D. Brain death: a clinical overview. J Intensive Care. 2022 Mar 16; 10(1):16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35292111; DOI: 10.1186/s40560-022-00609-4;
  9. Lau KHV, Greer DM. Using Technology Adoption Theories to Maximize the Uptake of E-learning in Medical Education. Med Sci Educ. 2022 Apr; 32(2):545-552.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35261814; DOI: 10.1007/s40670-022-01528-7;
  10. Lobo SM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Maia IS, Town JA, Amorim E, Kross EK, Çoruh B, Patel PV, Jannotta GE, Lewis A, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Sharma M, Wahlster S. Perceptions of Critical Care Shortages, Resource Use, and Provider Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of 1,985 Health Care Providers in Brazil. Chest. 2022 Jun; 161(6):1526-1542. PMID: 35150658; DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.01.057;
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Brain Death
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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