Jacob Greenberg, MD

PGY7 Resident

MD Washington University in St. Louis
BS Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Clinical & research interests

Clinical

My clinical interests are in all aspects of complex spine surgery, including degenerative, traumatic, and neoplastic pathologies. Building on my extensive residency training, I will be completing a complex spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2022-2023 to deepen my experience treating these conditions.

Research

Academically, I am focused on integrating data analytics, clinical outcomes research, and implementation science to improve patient outcomes. One primary research focus involves using mobile health technology to gather real-time data on spine health, which can be used to predict patient outcomes and guide clinical decision-making. This multidisciplinary work has been supported by a variety of funding agencies, including BJC Healthcare, the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, AO Spine, the Cervical Spine Research Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society. 

Another longstanding research focus relates to developing and implementing electronic clinical decision support for children with mild traumatic brain injuries. The goal of this work is to support evidence-based decision-making that can both improve patient safety and resource efficiency. This work has been supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Thrasher Research Fund.

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Honors & awards

  • Julius Goodman Resident Award for Socioeconomic Research, 2021
  • American Association of Pediatrics/Section on Neurological Surgery Award for a Collaborative Research Proposal, 2018
  • Fred Epstein Scholarship, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2018
  • American Association of Pediatrics/Section on Neurological Surgery Award for Best Abstract Presentation, 2017
  • Award for Outstanding Clinical Research by a Resident in Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • American Association of Pediatrics/Section on Neurological Surgery Award for Best Abstract Presentation, 2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society (Student President), Washington University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Dr. Richard S. Brookings Medical School Prize, Washington University School of Medicine, 2014
  •  Award for Outstanding Medical Student Research in Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2013, 2015
  • McGraw-Hill and Appleton & Lange Medical Student Award, 2012 (for academic achievement in the second year of medical school)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Summer Research Fellow, 2010
  • Summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • HHMI Travel Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 2009