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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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. 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 Jul; 35(Suppl 1):4-23. PMID: 34236619; PMCID: PMC8264966; DOI: 10.1007/s12028-021-01260-x;
  2. Greer DM. Shamik Bhattacharyya, MD, MS. Semin Neurol. 2021 Jun; 41(3):217-218. PMID: 34192770
  3. Beekman R, Maciel CB, Ormseth CH, Zhou SE, Galluzzo D, Miyares LC, Torres-Lopez VM, Payabvash S, Mak A, Greer DM, Gilmore EJ. Early head CT in post-cardiac arrest patients: A helpful tool or contributor to self-fulfilling prophecy? Resuscitation. 2021 Jun 17; 165:68-76. PMID: 34147572
  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 Jun 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34115635
  5. Sharma M, Creutzfeldt CJ, Lewis A, Patel PV, Hartog C, Jannotta GE, Blissitt P, Kross EK, Kassebaum N, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Wahlster S. Health-care Professionals' Perceptions of Critical Care Resource Availability and Factors Associated With Mental Well-being During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Results from a US Survey. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 05 18; 72(10):e566-e576. PMID: 32877508; PMCID: PMC7499503; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1311;
  6. Lewis A, Shemie SD, Sung G, Torrance S, Greer D. Author Response: Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria Around the World. Neurology. 2021 04 27; 96(17):826. PMID: 33903211
  7. Lewis A, Shemie SD, Sung G, Torrance S, Greer D. Author Response: Determination of Death by Neurologic Criteria Around the World. Neurology. 2021 04 27; 96(17):827. PMID: 33903213
  8. 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 Apr 12. PMID: 33852444
  9. Greer DM. Brigid Dwyer, MD, and Douglas I. Katz, MD. Semin Neurol. 2021 Apr; 41(2):107-108. PMID: 33831968
  10. Sader E, Abdalkader M, Thom N, Nguyen TN, McDonald S, Greer D, Brown SC, Mohamedali A, Gutierrez J, Shi H, Morris J, Lopez-Rivera V, Sheth SA, Sloane KL, Singhal A, Atchaneeyasakul K, Liebeskind DS, Khandelwal P, Bach I, Raz E, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Endovascular Treatment of Infective Endocarditis-Related Acute Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Jun; 30(6):105775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33839380
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Brain Death
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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