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BARTH A. GREEN, M.D.
Co-Founder and Chairman
Dr. Green is presently professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He specializes in the surgical management of complex spinal cord injuries and disorders.
As a medical student at Indiana University, Dr. Green worked with paraplegics who volunteered in the spinal cord research laboratory. He developed a deep admiration for individuals whose lives are changed by paralysis, and found within himself a life-long commitment to pursue effective treatments and ultimately find a cure for paralysis. At Northwestern University, Dr. Green developed a special interest in spine surgery during his neurosurgical residency. And, he continued his research into the many challenges of paralysis.
In the mid-1970s, the Jackson Memorial/University of Miami/VA Medical Center recruited Green to create a spinal cord injury program. During his first years at the University, Dr. Green helped found the first state-wide system for the care of individuals who have spinal cord injuries.
In 1985, his research and clinical activities led to the joining of hands with the Buoniconti family. Together, they co-founded The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Today, The Miami Project is the most comprehensive spinal cord injury and paralysis research center in the world.
Dr. Green has been practicing medicine and conducting research for over thirty years and for twenty-two years, he served as the president of The Miami Project. Both peers and colleagues alike admire the passionate and energetic manner he has in the pursuit of his work.