$$ Benjamin Morris Greenberg, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Languages Spoken: English,


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

Education and Training

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine (2001)


Rush Presbyterian University Medical College (2002), Internal Medicine


John Hopkins Hospital (2005), Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Biomarkers of Disease
  • Clinical Treatment Trials
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Transverse Myelitis

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (2009)
  • Transverse Myelitis Association (2004)
  • American Academy of Neurology

Awards & Honors

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