Barth Green, MD

Board Member

 
 

Dr. Barth A. Green is no stranger to the issues of human suffering. As the son and grandson of family physicians, each of whom made significant commitments to serve disadvantaged patients in Chicago, he was raised in an environment of advocacy for civil rights and social justice. Today, beyond his expansive clinical work, he works tirelessly as an educator and community activist.

During his medical school years, Dr. Green was exposed to the extraordinary courage and integrity of paraplegics who volunteered in the spinal cord injury research laboratory where he worked as a research assistant. His early admiration for these victims of paralysis developed into a life-long commitment toward creating effective treatments and a cure for paralysis.

This commitment led to his co-founding The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, now the largest and most productive spinal cord injury and paralysis research center in the world. Simultaneously, Dr. Green co-founded Project Medishare for Haiti, which serves tens of thousands of Haitians living in the most isolated and underserved part of that country. Having served for over 20 years as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami and Chief of Neurosurgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Miami VA Medical Center, Dr. Green is currently the Executive Dean for Global Health and Community Service at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He still performs several hundred surgical cases a year and sees and treats thousands of patients from around the world.