News Release

BU doc appointed Secretary of Neurocritical Care Society

Grant and Award Announcement

Boston University School of Medicine


Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-358-7838,


(Boston)—David M. Greer, MD, MA, FCCM, FAHA, FNCS, FAAN, FANA, Chair of the Department of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Neurology at Boston Medical Center, will serve as Secretary of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) beginning October 2022.

In accepting the position, Greer’s responsibilities will incrementally increase over the next four years, as he will then serve as Treasurer, Vice president and finally President of the Society.

Greer’s research interests include predicting recovery from coma after cardiac arrest, brain death, targeted temperature management for acute brain injuries, 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 Academy of Neurology. Additionally, he is a well-regarded and dedicated medical educator and clinician.

Greer received his BA in English Literature from Williams College, an MA in English Literature and MD from the University of Florida, and an MA, privatim, from Yale University. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by fellowship training in vascular neurology and neurocritical care, also at MGH.

Greer is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Neurology. 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 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, chapters, guidelines and books.

The NCS is the only professional society representing multi-disciplinary teams of neurocritical care providers around the world whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses. Comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, researchers and scientists, the neurocritical care team serves patients with life-threatening brain and spinal cord emergencies and injuries, using training in areas like advanced brain and nervous system monitoring and pharmacotherapy, with one goal — to bring their collective knowledge to drive the best possible outcomes.

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