About Dr. Green: Dr. Green is presently Professor and Chairman, Department of the Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He specializes in the surgical management of complex spine and spinal cord injuries and disorders.
In 1985, his research and clinical activities led to his joining hands with the Buoniconti family co-founding The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, today the largest and most productive spinal cord injury and paralysis research center in the world.
Dr. Green also co-founded Shake-A-Leg Miami with Harry Horgan which started as an adaptative watersport center and later added a major emphasis on combining education with recreation. Presently, the program annually serves over 12,000 thousand children and adults with physical, developmental, and economic challenges.
Project Medishare for Haiti is another collaborative effort that Dr. Green co-founded with Dr. Arthur Fournier. This organization provides community health services to over 70,000 Haitians living in one of the most underserved regions of the nation among its many educational and medical programs.
Most recently, Dr. Green and Kathy Andersen with the support of Dean Pascal Goldschmidt co-founded the University of Miami Global Institute for Community Health and Development. This is a university-wide program focused on improving healthcare and advancing community development in our hemisphere.
Even after more than 30-years of his academic practice, Dr. Green pursues his work every day with a passion and energy admired by his peers and colleagues.