Neurologist is named first Zimmerman and Spinelli Professor

Neurologist is named first Zimmerman and Spinelli Professor

Medicine@Yale
December 2010 Volume 6 Issue 5


David M. Greer, M.D., M.A., a specialist in the areas of coma, neurocritical care, stroke, and neuroimaging, has been named the inaugural Dr. Harry M. Zimmerman and Dr. Nicholas and Viola Spinelli Associate Professor of Neurology.

Greer’s research focuses on vascular neurology and on improving the ability of doctors to give an accurate prognosis for patients in coma, particularly after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is also interested in the use of hypothermia to improve neurological outcomes for various brain injuries.

After earning his M.D. and a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Florida, Greer trained in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he underwent specialized fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care. He was an associate neurologist and attending physician in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and an attending physician and director of Neurology Consultive Services and the Inpatient Stroke Service at MGH, where he was also the program director of the Partners Neurology Residency Program.

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