Benjamin Greenberg

Director of the Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program,
University of Texas Southwestern

Physician of Distinction Award (2009)

In January of 2009 Dr. Benjamin Greenberg was recruited to the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was named Deputy Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the new Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program. He also directs the pediatric demyelinating disease program at Children's Hospital.

His research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica. He is actively involved in developing better ways to diagnose and prognosticate for patients with these disorders. Dr. Greenberg led an effort to improve biorepository development and has created uniform protocols for sample handling and analysis. As part of this initiative his research has identified novel biomarkers that may be able to distinguish between patients with various neurologic disorders. He also coordinates trials that study new treatments to prevent neurologic damage and restore function to those who have already been affected.

Dr. Benjamin Greenberg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and his Masters Degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Greenberg completed his residency in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.