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David M. Greer,





, has

been appointed

chair of neurology

at BU School of

Medicine and chief

of neurology at

Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Greer previously served as profes-

sor of neurology and neurosurgery, vice

chair of neurology, and the Dr. Harry

M. Zimmerman and Dr. Nicholas and

Viola Spinelli Endowed Chair at Yale

University School of Medicine. He was

also the Neurology Department’s direc-

tor of medical studies and director of the

Stroke Service, and co-director of the

Neurovascular Center at Yale New

Haven Hospital.

His research interests include predict-

ing 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, the American Stroke

Association, and a well-regarded and dedi-

cated medical educator and clinician.

Dr. Greer received his BA in English

Literature from Williams College, MA,

MD from the University of Florida, and an



, from Yale. He completed

an internship in internal medicine and a

residency in neurology at Massachusetts

General Hospital (MGH), followed by fel-

lowship training in vascular neurology

and neurocritical care, also at MGH. He

was an 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 among the

“Best Doctors in America” and 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 has authored more than 150

peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews,

chapters, guidelines, and books and is

the editor-in-chief of both


Care Live


Seminars in Neurology.


reviews for several journals, including the

New England Journal of Medicine



of Internal Medicine


Brain, 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.

Jennifer F. Tseng,


, has been

appointed chair

of surgery at BU

School of Medicine

and chief of surgery

at BostonMedical


An accom-

plished leader and outstanding surgeon

with a record of significant achievements,

Dr. Tseng has served as professor of surgery

at Harvard Medical School and chief of sur-

gical oncology in the Roberta and Stephen

R. Weiner Department of Surgery and clini-

cal co-director for surgery at Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in

Boston. Previously, she was associate pro-

fessor of surgery, cancer biology and quan-

titative health sciences at the University

of Massachusetts Medical School and an

attending surgeon at UMass Memorial

Medical Center.

She received her undergraduate degree

from Stanford University, MD from the

University of California, San FranciscoMedical

School, and master’s degree in public health

from the Harvard School of Public Health.

She completed a general surgery residency

at Massachusetts General Hospital and a

research fellowship in molecular medicine at

HarvardMedical School/Children’s Hospital

Boston, followed by a clinical fellowship in sur-

gical oncology at the University of Texas MD

Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Tseng is a renowned surgical oncologist

and gastrointestinal surgeon whose practice

encompasses the upper gastrointestinal tract.

She has led a diverse group of BIDMC faculty

in oncology research, education, and care for

GI, endocrine, breast, melanomas and sarco-

mas, and other malignancies.

She has published more than 100 peer-

reviewed journal articles on reducing surgi-

cal risk, cancer biomarkers, and developing

models for cancer treatment sequencing

strategies, with a strong focus on racial and

socioeconomic disparities in care, a key BMC/

BUSMmission. She has collaborated with the

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

to assess the impact of factors including insur-

ance, disparities, and health care reform on

cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

In 2007 she was founding director of SOAR

(Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research) at

UMass, a research initiative to improve treat-

ment strategies for a broad range of surgical

conditions and to develop tools to assess and

reduce risk. She and her BIDMC co-leaders

continued to develop SOAR as a health ser-

vices and outcomes research group.

Dr. Tseng is also a dedicated educator who

has mentored numerous medical students and

residents throughout her research career.




, has been

appointed Director

of the Amyloidosis

Center and named

the Wesley and

Charlotte Skinner

Professor for

Research in Amyloidosis.

Professor of medicine in the Section of

Hematology/Oncology and director of the

BMC Stem Cell Transplant Program, Dr.

Sanchorawala joined the program in 1994

and has served as associate director of the

Amyloidosis Center since July 2015. Her

many published studies of the treatment of

Appointments, Awards & Honors


Summer 2017