Benjamin Morris Greenberg, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
Benjamin M. Greenberg, M.D., M.H.S., is an associate professor and the Cain Denius Scholar in Mobility Disorders in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
He received a Master of Health Sciences degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. From there, he earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Rush-St. Luke's-Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He completed a residency in neurology and served as a chief resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Prior to his recruitment to UT Southwestern in 2009, Dr. Greenberg was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroimmunology, serving as the director of the Encephalitis Center and co-director of the nation’s first dedicated Transverse Myelitis Center.
He serves as director of the Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program, the Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program at Children’s Health℠ – which he established as one of only two U.S. programs of its kind – and the Neurosciences Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Greenberg is an internationally recognized expert in treating rare autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. He is the principal investigator for the first large-scale study of pediatric TM coordinator centers throughout North America in a collaborative effort to better understand this rare disease.
Dr. Greenberg splits his clinical time between adult and pediatric patients, routinely consulting on the inpatient units of William P. Clements University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children’s Medical Center.
His research focuses on better diagnosing, prognosticating and treating demyelinating diseases and nervous system infections. He also coordinates clinical trials to evaluate new treatments to prevent neurologic damage and restore function to affected patients.
In addition, Dr. Greenberg has led an effort to improve biorepository development and create uniform protocols for sample handling and analysis. As part of this initiative, his collaborative research has identified novel biomarkers that may be key to distinguishing between patients with various neurologic disorders.
Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Greenberg is a three-time Texas Monthly Rising Star.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolBaylor College of Medicine (2001)
InternshipRush Presbyterian University Medical College (2002), Internal Medicine
ResidencyJohn Hopkins Hospital (2005), Neurology
Research & Publications
- Biomarkers of Disease
- Clinical Treatment Trials
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis Optica
- Transverse Myelitis
- Elevated CNS inflammation in patients with preclinical Alzheimer's disease., Monson NL, Ireland SJ, Ligocki AJ, Chen D, Rounds WH, Li M, Huebinger RM, Munro Cullum C, Greenberg BM, Stowe AM, Zhang R J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Oct
- Top-Down Mass Spectrometry on Tissue Extracts and Biofluids with Isoelectric Focusing and Superficially Porous Silica Liquid Chromatography., Zhang J, Roth MJ, Chang AN, Plymire DA, Corbett JR, Greenberg BM, Patrie SM Anal. Chem. 2013 Sep
- Requirement for safety monitoring for approved MS therapies - An overview., Rommer PS, Zettl UK, Kieseier B, Hartung HP, Menge T, Frohman E, Greenberg BM, Hemmer B, Stüve O Clin. Exp. Immunol. 2013 Sep
- Uhthoff's phenomena in MS-clinical features and pathophysiology., Frohman TC, Davis SL, Beh S, Greenberg BM, Remington G, Frohman EM Nat Rev Neurol 2013 Jun
- Modulation of immune function occurs within hours of therapy initiation for multiple sclerosis., Ayers CL, Mendoza JP, Sinha S, Cunnusamy K, Greenberg BM, Frohman EM, Karandikar NJ Clin. Immunol. 2013 May 147 2 105-19
Professional Associations and Affiliations
- International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (2009)
- Transverse Myelitis Association (2004)
- American Academy of Neurology
Awards & Honors
- Fred Baskin Investigator Award Research Award (2011)
- Frank Ford Depart of Neurology Teaching Award (2008)
- Guy McKhann Resident Teaching Award (2005)
- Service Award From Maryland Multiple Sclerosis Society (2004)
- Intern of the Year Award Rush Internal Medicine (2002)
- 2009 Neurology Teaching Award
- 2010 Neurosciences Teaching Award
- 2011 Neurosciences Teaching Award
- 2012 Neurosciences Teaching Award
- 2013 Neurosciences Teaching Award
- 2014 Neurosciences Teaching Award