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Barth A. Green, M.D.

General Information

Barth A. Green, M.D.

Appointments

Call 305-243-3262 or request an appointment online

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Languages

English

Clinical Areas

Spinal surgery, spinal cord injury, spinal tumors

Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Roles

  • Professor & Chairman of Neurological Surgery
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Orthopaedics
  • Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Research Interests

Translational research for Spinal Cord Injury including cellular transplantation and neural tissue protection,especially as applies to mild hypothermia. Also the surgical management of spinal cord injury and diseases, including spinal cord tumors, myelopathy,tethered spinal cords, Chiari 1 Malformation and syringomyelia.

Publications

  • Green BA. Intradural tumors. In: The Spine, 6th Edition. Herkowitz et al (eds). Rothman-Simeone, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Benglis D, Jea A, Vanni S, Green BA. Syringomyelia. In: The Spine, 6th Edition. Herkowitz et al (eds). Rothman-Simeone: Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Currier B, Eck J, Eismont F, Green BA. Thoracic disc disease: clinical and surgical management. In: The Spine, 6th Edition. Herkowitz et al (eds). Rothman-Simeone: Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Levene HB, Wang MY, Green BA. Spinal Cord Trauma. In: Manual of intensive care medicine 5th Edition. Irwin RS, Rippe JM, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Boston, MA.
  • Jea A, Benglis D, Falcone S, Green BA. Post-traumatic syringomyelia in Spine Trauma 2nd edition. Eismont (ed).
  • Quintero-Wolfe S, Manzano G, Green BA, Wang MY. Surgical treatment of non-traumatic myelopathies in Spinal Cord Medicine. (in press).
  • Wang MY, Haq I, Green BA. Spinal cord trauma, in Complications in Surgery and Trauma. SM Cohn (ed): Informa, New York, NY.
  • Wang MY, Shah S, Green BA. Surgical interventions after the acute phase of SCI. In: Surgical Controversies in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, AP Amar (ed), Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.
  • Jea A, Vanni S, Green BA. Syringomyelia. In: The Spine, 5th Edition. Herkowitz et al, Rothman-Simeone, Section Editors, The Spine. Elsevier, Inc., WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Haq I, Green BA. Encyclopedia "Syrinx". In: Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, M. Aminoff, RB Daroff, eds, Academic Press.
  • Madsen III PW, Eismont JF, Green BA. Diagnosis and Management of Thoracic Spine Fractures. In: Youmans Neurological Surgery, 5th Edition, Vol 4. VKH Sonntag, DG Vollmer, Section Editors, Spine, Part 10, Chapter 319. HR Winn, ed, Elsevier, Inc, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wang MY, Green BA. Spinal cord trauma. In: Irwin and Rippe's, Intensive Care Medicine, 5th Edition. SM Cohn, XI. Trauma, Section Editor, Chapters 166-176. RS Irwin, JM Rippe, eds, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, MA, Chapter 170, pp 1799-1806.
  • Haq I, Green BA. Pain following spinal cord injury. In: Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition, SS Rengachary, RH Wilkins, RJ Maciunas, eds, McGraw Hill.
  • Wang MY, Haq I, O'Shaughnessy B, Green BA. Pain following spinal cord injury. In: Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. SS Rengachary, RJ Maciunas, RH Wilkins, ed, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
  • Wang MY, Manzano GF, Falcone SF, Green BA. Posttraumatic syringomyelia. In: Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. SS Rengachary, RJ Maciunas, RH Wilkins, ed, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wang MY, Green BA. Posttraumatic syringomyelia. In: The Cervical Spine, 5th Edition. FJ Eismont, S Garfin, GR Bell, HN Herkowitz, ed, Philadelphia.
  • Wang MY, Shah S, Green BA. Surgical interventions after the acute phase of SCI.In: Surgical Controversies in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. AP Amar, ed.
  • Wang MY, Green BA. Spinal cord trauma. In: Rippe and Irwin's Intensive Care Medicine, 5th Edition. JM Rippe, RS Irwin, Cohn, ed, Shrewsbury, MA.
  • Wang MY, Green BA. Syringomyelia. In: The Spine, 5th Edition. FJ Eismont, S Garfin, GR Bell, HN Herkowitz, eds, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wang MY, Haq I, Green BA. Spinal cord trauma. In: Complications in Surgery and Trauma, 2nd Edition. SM Cohn, eds, Marcel Decker, New York, NY.
  • Landy HJ, Arias J, Green BA. Penetrating Injuries. In: Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury: From Impact to Rehabilitation. C Tator, E Benzel, eds, Am Assoc Neurol Surg, pp 199-207.
  • Lee TT, Green BA. Immediate Management of Spinal Cord Injured Patients. In: The Spinal Cord Injured Patient: Comprehensive Management. BY Lee, ed, Demos Medical Publishing.
  • Currier BL; Eismont FJ, Green BA. Thoracic Disc Disease. In: Rothman's; Simeone,The Spine, 4th Edition. RH Rothman, FA Simeone, eds. Chapter 23, H Herkowitz, S Garfin, R Balderston, FJ Eismont, G Ball, S Wiesel, eds, WB Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, Vol II, pp 581-595.
  • Lee TT, Green BA. Management of spinal cord injury: early surgery. In: Controversies in Spine Surgery. EC Benzel, ed., Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO, Chapter. 2, pp. 29-43.
  • Lee TT, Green BA. Spinal Cord Trauma. In: Intensive Care Medicine, 4th Edition, RS Irwin, FB Cerra, JM Rippe, eds, Lippincott-Raven, Chapter 181, pp 2001-2006.

Awards

Award of Recognition, Haitian Heros Day, MDC Homestead, FL, February 4
Humanitarian Award, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center 2011 Awards Dinner, Miami, FL, February 22
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, Freshman Pinning Ceremony, March 4
Community Service Award, Reid & Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic and Dinner funding Lauren's Kids and the Dade School Athletic Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale March 11
Humanitarian Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 13
Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 89th Dinner Gala, Miami Beach, FL, June 4
Lawton's Heart Humanitarian Award, Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, United Way of Miami Dade
Chairman's Recognition Humanitarian Award, Florida Board of Medicine
President's Medal, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)
75 Most Influential People 2010, Poder Hispanic
Florida Trend Person of the Year 2010
AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award
People 2009, 100 Individuals Pushing Florida into the Future; Florida International Magazine
S. Florida International Press Club Community Service Award in Healthcare
S. Florida International Press Club Community Service Award in Healthcare
Humanitarian of the Year, March of Dimes-Florida Chapter
Health Foundation of South Florida Concern Award
James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award
Honoree, Haitian American Nurses Association
Honoree, Images and Voices of Hope Conference
Dade County Medical Association Lifteime Achievement
Castle Connolly American Top Doctor
Honoree, Foundation Hope for Haiti, Inc.
Distinguished Physician, The Florida Medical Association
The Best of Miami 2006, Medicine and Research
Distinguished Physician, The Florida Medical Association
Miami Who Makes a City Junior League Miami, FL
Chair, Florida Project, Italy Americas Medical Con
Gentiva Health Services, National Doctors Day award
Leading Men Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Distinguished Physician, The Florida Medical Association
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, honoring the Leading Men
Rally for the Cure, nominated for Hero of Hope at The Winter Garden at the World
CHS Hope Award (Catholic Health Services)
Joseph R. Narot Award for Community Service
St. Marten De Porres Social Justice Award by Southern Dominicans Order of Preachers
Community Service Award, Advertising Federation of Greater Miami
Dr. Paul C. Bucy Lectureship Award, the Nat'l Center for Advanced Med Educ
Large Silver Medal, Karolinska Institute
Health Care Hero Award Winner
Special Medal - The Soviet Academy of Sciences
Community Leader Award, Dade Association of Academic Non-Public Schools
Spirit of Excellence Award
Public Service Award, Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Honorary Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
Honored Guest at the Japan Neurosurgical Society
Man of the Year Award
South Florida Miami Magazine Award - People to Watch in '84
Van Wagonnen Fellowship
Physicians Recognition Award
Gil Moss Award
Exceptional Achievement Award
Honorary Membership Award
Honorary Member, Vaughn Chapter
Performance Award, Veterans Administration
Honorable Mention, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 69th Annual Meeting

Education

1969 M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
1966 Undergraduate
Indiana University
Residency
Northwestern University School of Medicine

Biography

Barth A. Green, MD, FACS, is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a world-renowned specialist in the surgical management of complex spinal cord injuries/disorders and a cofounder of “The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis,” the largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury/paralysis research center in the world. Dr. Green is also a cofounder and chairman emeritus of Shake-A-Leg Miami, an adaptive watersports center combining education and recreation, annually serving more than 12,000 children and adults with physical, developmental, and economic challenges.

On the international front, Dr. Green cofounded Project Medishare for Haiti in 1994 to help improve the health status of Haiti’s citizens through an integrated, bottoms-up, community approach to development. Before the disastrous 2010 earthquake, Project Medishare was serving over 85,000 Haitians in some of the poorest, isolated areas of the country. Dr. Green is also cofounder of the University of Miami’s Global Institute for Community Health and Development, a university-wide program focused on improving healthcare and advancing community development in the Western Hemisphere.

Within 24 hours of the earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Green had arrived in Port-au-Prince with medical supplies and a small group of doctors. Initially working out of the United Nations tent at the Port-au-Prince airport, they treated hundreds of critically injured Haitians daily. While Dr. Green was in Haiti, his colleagues at the UM Global Institute/Project Medishare established a massive relief effort and airlifted volunteer physicians, nurses and allied health professionals along with tons of medical supplies and equipment. On January 21st, the UM Global Institute/Project Medishare field hospital opened and treated over 30,000 patients and performed more than 1,500 emergency surgeries. Over 5,000 rotating medical volunteers from around the world served at the field hospital which was the only referral center for severe critical care and trauma cases in Haiti. On June 7th, the field hospital relocated to community Hospital Bernard Mevs in downtown Port-au-Prince. Since opening they have treated over 45,000 patients and fitted over 200 amputees with prosthetic limbs. Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare is completely Haitian-run and is presently staffed with over 200 Haitian employees and an international team of volunteer mentors that rotate on a weekly basis.

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