Barth A. Green, MD - World Leader in Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Joins the SpineUniverse Editorial Board

Wed, 11/02/2005
Boca Raton, FL - November 1, 2005

SpineUniverse welcomes Doctor Barth A. Green to the website's prestigious Editorial Board. Dr. Green is co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and other philanthropic community-based organizations.

Dr. Green's distinguished career as a research leader in the field of spinal cord injury and neurological recovery began in medical school. Working as a research assistant in the spinal cord injury research laboratory, he witnessed the courage and integrity of paraplegic volunteers. His early admiration for these patients set his lifelong commitment to create effective treatments and a cure for paralysis.

Upon arriving at the University of Miami Medical Center, Dr. Green set forth to create a spinal cord injury center within Jackson Memorial Hospital; the largest and busiest public hospital in America. Also, he improved the spinal cord injury program at the Miami VA.

Dr. Green may best be known for co-founding The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis with the Buonicontis family. The Miami Project is the largest and most productive spinal cord injury and paralysis research institute in the world. Many of The Miami Project's innovations are utilized by hospitals worldwide.

Besides his work with The Miami Project, Dr. Green co-founded Shake-A-Leg Miami about 12 years ago. This program serves thousands of children and adults with physical, mental, and financial challenges. In addition, the Shake-A-Leg team has created a world-class waterfront sports and education center located near Miami in Coconut Grove. Programs range from sailing specially adapted boats to classes in marine biology and preparing inner-city youth at risk for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Project Medishare for Haiti is another organization Dr. Green co-founded about 10 years ago. This organization is committed to the welfare and health of 50,000 Haitians living in the most isolated and underserved parts of the country. It is staffed by physicians, nurses and allied health professionals from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Health Center, who volunteer their time, skills, and experience. As well as providing 24/7 medical care, the organization's other programs include creating an industry for food production, distribution, and vocational training.

SpineUniverse salutes Dr. Green for his dedication to the needs of patients worldwide. It is clearly seen by his research and philanthropic efforts that he is a doctor who is looking beyond the horizon to meet tomorrow's challenges.

If you would like to know more about The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, please click here.

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