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David M. Greer

Department of Neurology, Boston Medical Center
Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
David Greer

Brief Bio

Dr. Greer received his MD and MA (English Literature) from the University of Florida, and then trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in neurology, with specialized fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care. His special interests include coma and disorders of consciousness, brain death, stroke, and neurocritical care. He has been Chairman of the Department of Neurology since 2017. Dr. Greer’s interests in neurocritical care include coma, neuroprognostication, brain death, and targeted temperature management in acute brain injury, as well as an interest in features that may predict outcome from coma and cardiac arrest, including neuroimaging, electrophysiology, biomarkers and the clinical examination. He has studied the variability in brain death determination, with a goal of providing standardization in this field. He was the senior author on the 2010 AAN Practice Parameter Update on Brain Death Determination.

Current Involvement: Presenter

Alliance Presentations

Brain Death Declaration

Brain Death Declaration: Better Quality and Uniformity – The Physician’s Perspective

Wednesday, November 04, 2020, at 2:00pm

Brain Death Declaration often presents challenges for healthcare providers as it is a diagnosis that requires the utmost accuracy and urgency, especially when evaluating the possibility of organ procurement for transplantation. The goal of this webinar is to prepare physicians to accurately and consistently declare brain death through the uniform application of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters and to educate critical care personnel who assist in or observe the process. Join us to hear from three leading experts as they highlight unique case studies, techniques, and effective communication strategies.

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