Barth A. Green, M.D.

Chairman and Co-Founder

Chairman, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Executive Dean, Global Health and Community Service
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Radiology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Barth Green, Founder and Chairman

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace (R-48)
Miami, FL 33136


Research Interests

Areas Of Research



In January 2016, Dr. Barth A. Green was named Executive Dean for Global Health and Community Service after serving 20 years as Chairman of the Department of the Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics, Radiology and Rehabilitation Medicine and a world-renowned specialist in the surgical management of complex spine and spinal cord injuries and disorders   Dr. Green received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1966 and his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969.  He completed his general surgery training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit from 1969-1970 and his neurosurgical residency from 1970-1975 at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Dr. Green is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and of the American College of Surgeons.  He served 37 years in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps where he reached the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 1985 Dr. Green co-founded “The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis,” an internationally acclaimed spinal cord injury and paralysis research center.  In 1990 he co-founded Shake-A-Leg Miami, an adaptive watersport center, which combines education with recreation and annually serves thousands of children and adults with physical, developmental, and economic challenges. Aside from these important initiatives here in the United States, Dr. Green is Chairman of the Board of the Project Medishare for Haiti, which he co-founded in 1994 to help improve the health status of Haiti’s citizens through an integrated and community approach to sustainable development.  Dr. Green also co-founded the University of Miami Global Institute for Community Health and Development, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine program focused on improving healthcare by capacity building and creating sustainable infrastructure in the healthcare sector focused on the western hemisphere and beyond. He has also been a global leader in disaster response.

In June of 2021, Dr. Green retired from his surgical practice but actively continues his neurosurgery clinic, seeing patients both in person and telemedicine, as well as overseeing patients during rounds at both UHealth Tower and Jackson Memorial Hospital.  In addition to his clinical work, he dedicates his time as Chairman of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Executive Dean for The Global Institute, and serves on the board of multiple organizations such as Project Medishare, The Buoniconti Fund, The Maven Project, Center for Haitian Studies, and Haiti Air Ambulance to name a few.

He has received numerous local, national and international honors and awards for his community service and humanitarian work including:  Humanitarian Award (American Association of Neurological Surgeons), Lawton’s Heart Humanitarian Award (Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations), The Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism (United Way of Miami Dade County), Chairman’s Recognition Humanitarian Award (Florida Board of Medicine), President’s Medal (University of Miami), Healthcare Heros Award (Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce) and James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award (University of Miami Faculty Senate). Dr. Green authored and coauthored hundreds of peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and has received numerous federal and foundation grants and endowed chairs. He has lectured locally, nationally, and globally and continues all of these activities in 2023.



Translational Research for Spinal Cord Injury including Cellular Transplantation and Neural Tissue Protection, especially as applies to mild Hypothermia

Management of:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Myelopathy
  • Tethered Spinal Cords
  • Chiari 1 Malformation
  • Syringomyelia


Academy of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Critical Care Society
American Medical Association
American Spinal Cord Injury Association
American Trauma Society, Founding Member
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Dade County Medical Society
Florida Medical Association
Florida Neurosurgical Society
Florida Paraplegic Association
Greater Miami Neurosurgical Society
International Congress of Neurosurgery
International Medical Society of Paraplegia
Pan American Medical Association
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Advancement of Science
Society of Neurological Surgeons
Southern Neurosurgical Society