Washington University alumnus Greenberg joins Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University is proud to announce that Jacob Greenberg, MD, will join the spine division in August 2023.

Greenberg’s research focuses on using data science, comparative effectiveness analyses, and mixed methods to improve patient outcomes in spine surgery. As assistant professor, he will oversee the department’s effort to expand the use of informatics and data analytics to enhance clinical operations, quality improvement and novel research efforts.

“Jacob was an outstanding and productive WashU Neurosurgery resident and there’s no doubt he’s going to elevate our division with his groundbreaking research,” said Wilson Zachary Ray, MD, Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery. “We are excited to welcome him and his wife, Kayt, back into the WashU Neurosurgery family.”

Currently completing a complex spine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, Greenberg is what some might call a “WashU lifer.” He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at Washington University, then earned his MD and MSCI from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and was later accepted into the WashU Neurosurgery Residency Program.

“I’m excited to come back to WashU and join many former mentors, teachers and friends on the neurosurgery faculty,” said Greenberg. “There is incredible energy and momentum within the spine division, and I look forward to joining world-class partners in helping grow both our clinical and research programs.”